Sep 19, 2018
— To get rid of the need for a driver, French state-owned railway SNCF will upgrade its existing trains and use century-old tracks to keep costs down. The first prototypes will be ready within five years.
Sep 18, 2018
— Lufthansa Cargo has handled the world’s first electronic Dangerous Goods Declaration (eDGD) shipment using Dakosy’s INFr8 shipping portal. Dangerous Goods Declarations on paper arrive at the airport with the respective goods and airlines can begin checking the documentation only after handover. Thanks to the new electronic system, errors in accompanying documentation can be detected and corrected before the airline receives the shipment.
Sep 4, 2018
— The container shipping industry is becoming increasingly competitive and complicated and leading terminal operators such as Hutchison Ports are taking steps through the use of technology to serve their customers better as well as cut down inefficiencies.
Aug 29, 2018
— We got word today of yet another email spoofing campaign falsely claiming to be from IAM President Terry Head. This one is very brief and asks the recipient to open a fraudulent attachment. Unfortunately, emails like this will occasionally circulate; here are some warning signs that will tell you a message is not actually from Terry...
Aug 23, 2018
— Electric trucks are coming, and they’ll be cleaner and cheaper to operate than conventional models that burn diesel, according to Tesla Inc., which already has prototypes on the road. Diesel advocates say range and recharging will be bigger hurdles for massive 18-wheelers than they have been for cars, and it will be several years before battery-powered models are ready for the open road.
Aug 23, 2018
— Technology’s role in logistics has never been bigger. JDA and EFT’s “2018 Global Logistics Report” pulls together responses from 313 logistics professionals to see which tech is having the biggest impact on their industry.
Aug 1, 2018
— As of 1 August 2018, Customs Authorities in China will accept electronic documents (eDocs) at the point of Customs declaration, and will not longer require paper documents as a strict prerequisite for clearance.
Jul 31, 2018
— Various maritime management solutions are cropping up in the industry and help connect shippers, maritime carriers, and their affiliated partners, improving efficiency and visibility across the supply chain. Regardless of this, the industry continues to be bogged down by red tape and as the number of parties involved in a single transaction increase, stepping up the need for accountability is vital.
Jul 27, 2018
— The reams of personally identifiable information in the possession of healthcare and pharmaceutical companies makes them a clear target for cyberattacks, but the transportation industry, which now ranks third in security vulnerability according to a recent whitepaper released by Gallagher, has different exposures than just the threat of losing drivers’ licenses or social security numbers.
Jul 25, 2018
— Oversupply of shipping capacity rather than trade wars caused the recent rationalisation in transpacific and Asia-US east coast container services, with US tariffs on Chinese goods largely hitting non-containerised goods, so far.