Technology

  • Israeli Entrepreneur Races Tesla to Get Electric Trucks on Road

    Jun 20, 2018 — Tevva Motors Ltd., headed by a former Israeli submariner who’s vying with Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. to develop electric-powered trucks, secured a major investment that will enable it put the vehicles on the road this year. Fifteen 7.5-ton electric-powered trucks will be delivered to UPS Inc. in the U.K. this summer, following a successful trial last year, and the company is in expansion talks with 30 logistics firms worldwide, including the U.S., Europe, China, Israel and India.
  • Freight management app ‘Kangaruu’ launches service

    Jun 19, 2018 — Another freight management startup called Kangaruu has entered the digitalization landscape, releasing its logistics management platform for shippers and brokers in the trucking industry.
  • The Future of Transportation Is Straight Out of Science Fiction

    Jun 18, 2018 — Personal space travel? Self-driving cars? Helicopter taxis? The future of transportation is upon us, and it reads like a science fiction novel.
  • 10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

    Jun 13, 2018 — Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the potential to revolutionize any business. Machine learning algorithms are finding these new patterns in supply chain data daily, without needing manual intervention or the definition of taxonomy to guide the analysis.
  • How Drivers and Autonomous Trucks Could Work Together to Move Freight

    Jun 11, 2018 — The advent of automated driving technology is poised to transform the trucking industry in the years and decades to come, but it is clear that autonomous trucks will not be ready to handle all driving tasks and conditions anytime soon. Instead, the developers of this technology are working to build a future where drivers and automation work hand in hand to transport freight more safely and efficiently.
  • Blockchain is the technology of the logistics industry in the future, says COSCO e-Logistics CTO

    Jun 11, 2018 — “Blockchain is going to be the core technology of the logistics and transportation industry in the future - especially replacing EDI, which is now widely used across this industry,” said Dale Huang, CTO of COSCO Network e-Logistics. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a process that is ubiquitously used across the industry to communicate information electronically, mostly with regard to bill-of-lading and other invoices.
  • Uber Freight Launches ‘Fleet Mode’

    Jun 5, 2018 — Uber Freight has added a “fleet mode” to its mobile app to enable dispatchers at small fleets to find and book loads and assign them to their drivers. With this feature, dispatchers can view all available loads as well as a list of drivers with details on their schedules and availability without needing to exit the app.
  • How Robotics Technology Is Modernizing Third-Party Logistics

    Jun 5, 2018 — Automation is making an impact in logistics as third-party logistics providers (3PLs) tap into technology for greater efficiency across the organization. By eliminating manual tasks, boosting productivity and improving customer satisfaction, technologies such as robotic process automation (RPA) are addressing the pressure to stay competitive and grow revenue.
  • IMO Takes First Steps to Address Autonomous Ships

    May 29, 2018 — The IMO has officially commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments. The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) endorsed a framework for a regulatory scoping exercise, as work in progress, including preliminary definitions of MASS and degrees of autonomy. MASS has been defined as a ship which, to a varying degree, can operate independently of human interaction.
  • Even buskers take bitcoin now, but should you? A note of warning

    May 24, 2018 — Even the street entertainers in London are now accepting bitcoin – but cryptocurrency, like blockchain, can be a frightening concept. At yesterday’s Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) meeting in Atlanta, an accountant from Acuity brought things back to basics, asking: should your company be using cryptocurrencies for payment?
  • New Port of Rotterdam app cuts waiting time by 20%, reduces CO2 emissions

    May 24, 2018 — The port said in a press release that the application enables more effective utilisation of capacity at its terminals, as well as the precise planning and coordination of a range of vessel services, including bunkering, servicing and maintenance and provisioning. In addition, Pronto directly contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the port, it added.
  • Blockchain-based app can hold supply chain partners accountable for container damage

    May 17, 2018 — Logistics services provider TCompanies’ newest venture, Photo Equipment Interchange Receipt (PEIR), is an app for logistics companies that aims to digitalize the process of recording damage to containers and trailers. The PEIR app’s interface allows those handling freight at transition points in the supply chain to snap photos of the state of the container or trailer and store the files in the blockchain-encrypted app.
  • Blockchain on Verge of Revolutionizing Shipping Industry

    Apr 18, 2018 — Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents. That last throwback to 19th-century trade is about to fall.
  • Blockchain in Transport Alliance Gains Members, Traction

    Apr 12, 2018 — Blockchain is gaining more interest from the transportation industry as a broad coalition of freight and logistics companies band together to set common practices to deploy the technology. The alliance now has more than a hundred members, including UPS, Penske Corp., GE Transportation, Werner Enterprises, Schneider and J.B. Hunt.
  • World’s First Autonomous Shipping Company Established in Norway

    Apr 5, 2018 — Shipping group Wilhelmsen and technology firm KONGSBERG, both from Norway, have joined forces to establish the new company, named Massterly, which will launch later this year offering the complete value chain for autonomous ships, from design and development, to control systems, logistics services and vessel operations.
  • Can IT help the shipping industry deep-six the container "no-show" problem?

    Apr 4, 2018 — About one-quarter of all ship bookings never materialize because users find cheaper rates elsewhere, according to the New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), which has created a digital capacity-allocation platform supported by real-time market data and binding contracts with incentives for shippers to ship on the contracted vessel and carriers to make the contracted capacity available. No-shows cost carriers about $23 billion a year, NYSHEX has estimated.