The race for multimodal visibility is heating up as project44, fresh off a $100 million funding round, acquires container visibility specialist Ocean Insights for an undisclosed amount.
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24 Feb 2021
The case for container lines to invest in sensor hardware to provide visibility to shippers has been made easier by a profitable 2020 and a greater need to track scarce container assets.
17 Feb 2021
The field to supply the shipping industry with container level visibility is getting more crowded, with Bay Area-based Vizion API getting seed funding to build more complete container status data.
04 Feb 2021
Container visibility provider ClearMetal said demand for its product aimed at helping shippers improve shipment delivery date accuracy ballooned in 2020 as “customer promise date” becomes a more important logistics metric.
04 Feb 2021
Given the challenges around container tracking data collection and quality, forwarders could one day become the clearinghouse for all the various components of an end-to-end visibility picture, as well as the provider of quality control for that data.
21 Dec 2020
Visibility provider project44 has raised $100 million in its latest funding round to build out its multimodal platform while hinting it may seek to go public in the next two years.
03 Dec 2020
Trucking software provider Baton is building drop-and-hook relay networks in large cities to allow long-haul truckers to avoid first- and last-mile congestion and dwell time.
02 Dec 2020
Freight broker Transfix will integrate predictive visibility data from project44 to augment its existing app-based GPS location data as part of a long-term agreement with the multimodal visibility provider.
22 Oct 2020
TradeLens will use the integration specialist Youredi to offer data providers and consumers on its platform the option to connect their systems to the container visibility and documentation product co-developed by Maersk and IBM.
16 Oct 2020
As shippers and forwarders scramble for effective ways to consume visibility data, software providers are finding new angles to sell their products in a competitive market.
15 Oct 2020
TradeLens said Thursday that Maersk’s liner competitors MSC and CMA CGM are both “fully integrated” into the platform, which could make it more appealing for cargo owners and 3PLs to use the blockchain-based solution.
14 Oct 2020
Austin-based software provider E2open, which caters to large global shippers and their logistics providers, is set to be pulled into a special purpose acquisition company, a new financial vehicle to expedite the process of taking companies public.
09 Oct 2020
Technology providers in the logistics industry are gearing their solutions around shippers’ need to think of product availability above freight visibility as demand and supply variability swing beyond normal patterns.
14 Sep 2020
Visibility software provider FourKites has unveiled a product designed to help shippers better track arrival times and delays associated with individual purchase orders rather than entire shipments.
08 Sep 2020
Logistics software startup Terminal 49 is aiming to arm forwarders and other software providers with an API to more easily convey its container visibility data to shippers.
06 Aug 2020
Amazon and UTi vet Ed Feitzinger has joined ClearMetal’s board, attracted by the company’s ability to translate visibility data in better supply chain coordination between large global shippers and their customers.
23 Jul 2020
Mumbai-based forwarder Shipwaves has joined TradeLens, bolstering the Maersk/IBM-led shipping visibility and documentation platform’s moves in India.
17 Jul 2020
E2open is changing its pricing structure for data, connectivity, and system usage as it adapts to a logistics software market more keen to all-in pricing.
15 Jul 2020
CEVA Logistics has expanded the digital tools it offers shippers, part of a growing trend of global 3PLs providing self-service capabilities around quoting and visibility to transaction-oriented shippers.
18 Jun 2020
Former INTTRA executive said shipping lines, 3PLs, and shippers could learn from the way retailers and their suppliers have set up data-sharing arrangements to provide mutual benefit.
10 Jun 2020
E2open customers will get access to free cargo visibility as the software company tries to combat the pull of standalone visibility providers.
04 Jun 2020
Werner is the latest broker to use software from Trucker Tools to tap into the app provider’s reach into the North American small carrier and independent driver population.
19 May 2020
project44 is ramping up the multi-modal nature of its visibility offering, another signal that shippers are craving single environments that connect all modes and regions.
18 May 2020
Combining FedEx’s logistics network with Microsoft’s AI, machine-learning, and cloud-computing capabilities, the companies plan to offer much more granular, near-real-time visibility for entire supply chains, as well as individual shipments.
12 May 2020
OL USA, an NVO led by industry veteran Alan Baer, is using software from Blume Global to provide visibility and disruption recovery capability akin to larger and more well-capitalized competitors.
05 May 2020
Visibility provider OpenTrack has spent more than a year in stealth building an automated platform for ocean container status on the belief that shippers and 3PLs need faster access to cargo availability data.
23 Apr 2020
Freight visibility provider Overhaul, fresh off a $17.5 million funding round in March, is partnering with Schneider’s broker division.
21 Apr 2020
A survey of shippers and 3PLs finds the COVID-19 crisis left many companies ill-prepared for the pandemic and will compel them to invest in technology.
17 Apr 2020
As blank sailings pile up on the major east-west trades, the forwarder Kuehne + Nagel updated its Sea Explorer to offer more detailed information on ocean freight service schedules and predicted port arrivals.
08 Apr 2020
Nothing highlights the need for freight visibility like a crisis, but is a crisis like the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) the right time for shippers to accelerate investments in such technology?
07 Apr 2020
Youredi is the second integration specialist is providing connectivity to a new track and trace container standard developed by the DCSA, a consortium of liner carriers pushing for common protocols and processes in the container shipping.
03 Apr 2020
The pandemic adds impetus to the rush to develop more sophisticated tools that can give shippers better insight into future truck rates, and eventually “forward-looking visibility.”
25 Mar 2020
FourKites’ acquisition of the yard management visibility solutions of Denver-based TrackX indicates an intent to build broader freight network visibility for its shipper customers.
06 Mar 2020
The global nature of the coronavirus outbreak is throwing containerized goods supply and demand out of whack, but a way through the fog for all parties could be to lean more heavily on predictive analytics software.
14 Feb 2020
US shippers are demanding more precise delivery times for their goods, as retail charges for late deliveries and better awareness of truck driver hours of service raise the stakes in visibility.
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