Dec 11, 2018
— While uncertainty in global trade is proving prosperous for the forwarding community, legacy forwarders appear to have now fully realised the threat posed by online platforms. A report claims traditional players have made “significant investments” to offset threats from online operators entering the $220bn global market.
Dec 4, 2018
— To remain competitive in this changing environment, freight brokers and third-party logistics firms will need to adapt or risk being left in the dust, technology experts and logistics leaders said here at the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s inaugural 3PL Technovations conference.
Nov 30, 2018
— Finnish technology group Wärtsilä says it has successfully tested the fully autonomous operation of a ferry on a route in Norway in what is believed to be the first ever attempt at fully automated dock-to-dock operation for a vessel of this size.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.