Technology

Technology

The waves of disruption that have been lapping at the shore of industries such as retail and taxis are finally beginning to hit shipping, with a slew of start ups entering the transportation sector in recent years. Venture capital firms have been eager to back such companies, and are increasingly funding the most promising technology. Meanwhile, established players in shipping such as Maersk Line and Kuhne + Nagel are funding and developing their own technologies to ensure that they are not overwhelmed by the waters rising around them.

News & Analysis

28 May 2020
The addition of DP World to Maersk and IBM’s blockchain platform TradeLens is a feather in the cap of the still nascent container logistics network, bringing a string of more than 80 terminals and associated business into the fold.
07 Feb 2013
Kansas City, Kan.-based logistics software provider Catapult International has opened an office in Hong Kong to better serve clients in Asia.
17 Jan 2013
Truckers who were “cautiously optimistic” in 2012 are increasingly pessimistic about their business outlook for 2013.
19 Dec 2012
Transporeon and Ticontract, two Transporeon Group companies specializing in e-logistics solutions, has opened a new joint headquarters in Singapore.
18 Dec 2012
Supply chain management company Descartes Systems Group today announced it is working with DHL Global Forwarding to upgrade the freight transportation company’s electronic communications to Cargo-XML...
12 Dec 2012
Truckload line-haul costs for November rose 1.4 percent from October and 2.7 percent from November 2011, as costs moved modestly upward for the second straight month, according to Cass Truckload Linehaul Index.
04 Dec 2012
CargoSmart, a Software as a Service provider, today launched VisibilitySmart, which offers shippers and logistics service providers earlier alerts on cargo delays.
09 Nov 2012
Truckload pricing in October increased 0.9 percent from the same month in 2011, compared with a 0.5 percent increase from year-over-year in September...
Clearing Out ‘Unintended’ Inventory
19 Oct 2012
More goods packed into warehouses and sitting on store shelves meant not as much freight moving in trucks during the summer, a situation carriers and shippers hope is changing as the year-end holidays and trucking’s annual peak shipping season approach.
18 Oct 2012
Cass Information Systems, the invoice payment company that produces the
09 Oct 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - The global container trade will increase about 6 percent a year over the next five years, but marine term
12 Sep 2012
Truckload pricing increased 1 percent year-over-year in August and remained flat compared with July, acc
06 Jul 2012
Truck shipments rose in June from May but were down year-over-year, while freight spending by shippers declined, according to Cass Information Systems.
13 Jun 2012
Truckload rates shifted into lower gear in May, rising only 5 percent from a year ago and staying basically flat from April, according to Cass Information Systems.
06 Jun 2012
The Cass Freight Index increased in May, despite signs of
25 May 2012
Manufacturers can spend 50 percent or more of revenue on purchasing parts.
23 May 2012
Net orders for new heavy-duty truck orders hit their lowest level since 2010 in April, continuing a decline
22 May 2012
For-hire truck tonnage dropped 1.1 percent in April from March, but grew at a slightly faster year-over-year pace, 3.5 percent, than in the previous month.
14 May 2012
Shippers can expect more upward pressure on truck pricing through the fall as available capacity t
14 May 2012
Truckload rates decelerated in April, rising 6.9 percent year-over-year, compared with a 7.4 percent increase in March, according to Cass Information Systems.
07 Feb 2012
The Cass Freight Index for U.S.
19 Jan 2012
The incidence of cargo theft in the U.S.
09 Jan 2012
Amid volatile global markets, the need for greater supply chain flexibility and visibility will drive investments in technology in 2012.
05 Jan 2012
The Cass Freight Index for U.S.
08 Dec 2011
A large majority of truckload carriers expect freight volumes and truck rates to rise next year, according to new survey.
07 Dec 2011
Truckload linehaul rates rose 8.5 percent year-over-year in November, according to Cass Information Systems and investment research firm Avondale Partners.
07 Nov 2011
The Cass Freight Index for U.S.
01 Nov 2011
INTTRA plans to launch a new tool on its e-commerce platform that will measure the delivery performance of ocean carriers.

08 Oct 2011
The Cass Freight Index for U.S.
05 Sep 2011
FreightWatch International, a logistics security services provider, will offer shippers real-time temperature monitoring services in conjunction with its cargo monitoring capabilities.
07 Jul 2011
The Cass Freight Index for U.S.
09 Jun 2011
The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index extended its slide in May, falling 0.9 percent following April's 0.5 percent decline and an “exceptional”