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.
Jun 18, 2018
— For nearly 18 months, or even longer, there have been steady gains in United States-bound imports from China, with much of it due to the pending, now actual, tariffs, which have been by viewed by many at protectionist measures.
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.
Jun 13, 2018
— Enrollment in four-year, two-year, private and public postsecondary institutions has gradually declined over the past few years, but the number of enrolled students choosing to major in Transportation and Materials Moving is growing faster than most other majors, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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.
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.
May 31, 2018
— For many global logistics managers, the ocean cargo container shipping industry appears to move from one crisis to another without addressing fundamental supply and demand business practices. Further evidence of this surfaced in recent weeks when the world’s leading vessel operators announced the introduction of “emergency” bunker surcharges in response to rising fuel costs. As a throwback to bygone days of “cartel” action, this tactic was done in unison, placing higher costs on existing bunker surcharges.
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.
May 17, 2018
— A large majority of freight transportation and logistics industry stakeholders, including shippers, motor carriers, 3PLs, brokers, and others, continue to marvel at the overall state of market conditions, especially in the trucking sector.
May 7, 2018
— Ukraine plans to launch two major projects in Black Sea ports this year, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) said Friday, citing the country’s Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan. One of the projects envisages the construction of a container terminal in the port of Chornomorsk, while another project stipulates for the modernization of the port of Yuzhny, the USPA said in a statement.
May 7, 2018
— Logistics companies are under attack from cyber criminals every single day and, historically, with some success. Now stakeholders in the community who possibly stand to lose the most in a successful attack, the maritime insurers, have released some frightening facts and offered advice to protect the interests of those occupying the central links of the supply chain.
May 4, 2018
— The UK's withdrawal from the European Union is likely to increase supply chain complexity, according to speakers at the Multimodal exhibition and conference. During a session on Brexit, Peter MacSwiney, chairman of Agency Sector Management (ASM) and co-chair of the Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC) Brexit sub group said that politicians hoped that technology would be able to offset any new supply chain complexity caused by the exit from the EU.
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.
Apr 16, 2018
— The Port of Long Beach has completed its best ever first quarter, with marine terminals handling almost 1.9 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) January through March. The quick start is 19.4 percent more than the first quarter of 2017, the Port’s busiest year ever.
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.
Mar 30, 2018
— Freight forwarders have come a long way toward adopting digital processes over the last three years in anticipation of the e-commerce revolution, but time is rapidly running out for the laggards that have not yet embraced digitalization. A recent study conducted by Forrester Research for online logistics firm Freightos said some forwarders may be out of business with in the next decade if they do not focus on immediate customer needs.
May 15, 2017
— Preliminary data from Drewry’s Container Trades Statistics (CTS) indicates that world container traffic surged by 10% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, fuelled mainly by spikes in imports and exports from China. The CTS numbers point to intra-regional trade as the primary driver of growth with volumes up by 17%, versus 7% for deep-sea traffic.
May 15, 2017
— Dubai ports operator DP World has confirmed that 10 people were injured in an accident involving a container vessel at the Jebel Ali port last week. The incident occurred when the vessel collided with the harbour wall at the port’s Terminal 1 on Thursday, May 4.
Dec 10, 2014
— The new and improved ILN Online Directory has launched. Now anyone can easily search for ILN member companies geographically or by name keywords, allowing IAM members, ILN members and the general public to find companies they can potentially partner with on logistics projects.
May 23, 2014
— IAM is pleased to report that those attending the first regional meeting of the IAM Logistics Network in Antwerp, Belgium, have pronounced it a success. With an ambitious agenda in hand, the 35 attendees representing 20 member companies spent more than two days immersed in the business of logistics.