Technology

  • France mulls cheaper hack for autonomous transport

    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.
  • Lufthansa Cargo processes the world's first electronic dangerous goods declaration

    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.
  • Hakovo claims a first with global electronic bill of lading backed by P&I clubs

    Sep 17, 2018 — Singapore start-up Hakovo claims to be the first digital freight marketplace to offer an electronic bill of lading (e-bill) for containerised cargo.
  • The digital age is not quite the disruptor freight forwarders feared, says report

    Sep 5, 2018 — Online platforms may be improving freight forwarding’s front end, but those predicting the demise of the traditional operator may have overestimated the impact of technology.
  • Pushing the edge in container handling through technology

    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.
  • How to not be a victim of email spoofing

    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...
  • Uber Freight Extends Platform to Shippers

    Aug 24, 2018 — Uber Freight has opened up its freight matching platform to shippers, allowing them to tender a load and track it in real time.
  • Electric Trucks Face Long Road to Unseat Diesel Engines

    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.
  • Infographic: Technology's Role in Logistics

    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.
  • China now accepts electronic documents for customs clearance

    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.
  • Data standardization is the need of the hour in the maritime industry

    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.
  • Uber Suspends Self-Driving Truck Effort to Focus on Autonomous Cars

    Jul 31, 2018 — Uber announced July 30 that it was, for now, parking its effort to develop commercially viable self-driving trucks in order to focus on bringing autonomous cars to its service.
  • Transportation is now the third most vulnerable sector exposed to cyberattacks

    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.
  • Overcapacity, Not Trade Wars, to Blame for Falling Demand on Asia-US East Coast

    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.