Technology

  • Industry questions new box ship blockchain network

    Nov 7, 2018 — Yesterday’s announcement that five shipping lines and four terminal operators are to form a consortium to develop a Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) has raised more questions than it answered.
  • Uber for empty containers could solve repositioning challenges

    Nov 1, 2018 — Technology startups are focusing on reducing the empty container problem, a challenge that costs the container shipping industry about $20 billion per year. At any given time, about one-third of the ocean containers in circulation are empty, and the average container spends nearly half its life idle.
  • Eye on Technology: EasyJet expects to be flying electric planes by 2030

    Oct 31, 2018 — EasyJet has pushed back its forecast for flying electric planes to 2030, but is more confident about a technology it expects to cut emissions and costs after a partner moved to the next stage of engine development, the airline said on Monday.
  • U.S. Maritime Industry Not Prepared for Future Cyber Attacks

    Oct 25, 2018 — Rapidly evolving technologies deployed throughout the U.S. maritime industry to increase efficiencies and competitiveness present significant cybersecurity risks, which the industry is unprepared to shoulder.
  • An Internet of Logistics could make it easier to share supply chain data

    Oct 19, 2018 — Container ports should spearhead an “Internet of Logistics” to tackle inefficiencies in global container supply chains. According to PSA International chief executive Tan Chong Meng, a “connected community” beyond the scope of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is needed to improve data sharing.
  • Freight-Related Startups, Tech Firms Continue to Attract Investment

    Oct 18, 2018 — Interest in freight-related startups and technology continues to grow, as evidenced by several recent investment deals as well as a first-of-its-kind Founders Camp whereby representatives from 20 startup firms met with trucking executives and shippers in Chattanooga, Tenn., to exchange ideas for new products and services.
  • The End of Cheap Shipping From China

    Oct 18, 2018 — The White House wants to put an end to low-cost shipping from overseas, a move widely supported among U.S. e-commerce sellers.
  • Forwarders must meet digital disrupters head on and adapt, or sink

    Oct 18, 2018 — Forwarders have the power to keep wannabe disrupters at bay and create advantages for themselves – but they must act now, and as an industry.
  • Autonomous Flights Are One Step Closer to Reality

    Oct 10, 2018 — The air cargo industry is already considering one-person flight crews. Self-flying planes may be next.
  • How does Apple’s Measure App measure up for pre-move surveys?

    Oct 10, 2018 — Apple’s new Measure App could be one of their best features yet, but has it been created as a novelty or are Apple’s intentions to replace the good old tape measure, and how could this benefit the removals industry?
  • Container shipping not under threat from a digital disruptor

    Oct 4, 2018 — APL chief Nicolas Sartini does not believe that container shipping faces a major threat from a digital disruptor such as Uber.
  • Maritime’s Journey to Digital

    Oct 2, 2018 — The maritime industry has usually been slower when it comes to transformation. However in recent years, the digitalisation and automation of its supply chain has significantly changed shipping from the inside. Disruptive technologies are expected to take centre stage even more in the coming years to make improvements on issues of capacity, data integrity, connectivity and standardisation.