Freight Technology

‘Pioneering’ booking tool ‘suitable for account customers’, K+N insists

Forwarder’s FreightNet online system targets large as well as small air freight shippers, ‘as individual rate agreements can be reflected in the system’

IT ‘creating a clear forwarding divide’

Logistics investment analyst Stifel says having a uniform global IT platform separates the ‘haves’ from the ‘have nots’

K+N adds LCL sea freight to online options

Forwarder extends its FreightNet digital quotation and booking tool from air freight to less-than-containerload, with overland transport next to launch

New technology partnership promises better intermodal tracking

Globe Tracker and TransVoyant team up to combine the ‘internet of things’ and advanced ‘big data’ analytics to improve information on assets’ progress and disruptions

UK customs issues resolved

HMRC says problems with its CHIEF system were fixed last Friday, with no current delays

UK customs failure delaying shipment clearances

Forwarders forced to implement manual systems following ‘unprecedented ongoing issues’ with HMRC system ‘CHIEF’

Technology ‘will transform forwarding landscape’

Ti-Kewill white paper outlines challenges and opportunities for small and medium-sized companies that innovation’s ‘democratising’ potential brings

Software and alliances offer hope on rate volatility

New technology and collaboration will help in better managing fluctuations in ocean freight pricing, 3PL claims

Software business growing at Seko Logistics

3PL expands technology team as demand from customers evolves and opens new doors to growth

‘Droneport’ project launched for deliveries in Africa

Instrastructure would support unmanned cargo vehicle network ‘capable of delivering urgent and precious supplies to remote areas on a massive scale’

WIN expands air freight e-booking platform

Technology specialist to increase number of airlines available to 50 in the coming months and streamline eAWB process for forwarders

AMI launches new cargo portal

Air freight and express wholesaler hopes online Quote&Book channel will be used for 75% of its UK business’s bookings

E-freight software solution connects to more than 90 airlines

India-based Hans Infomatic teams up with independent freight forwarders' online platform to provide streamlined e-Customs process

Service standards in ocean freight to switch to forwarders

Technology the key to outperforming competitors by offering better visibility and analytics argues IT firm chief

AMI launches 'click2ship' in South Africa

Service enables bona fide freight agents to obtain all-inclusive quotations for shipments on-line

Advice & Insight

Port of Los Angeles tests out mobile app to speed up containerised cargo flow

App is described as an important tool in increasing supply chain efficiency at the port

Ports alert to cybersecurity threat

Antwerp official refutes claim that ports are not taking cybercrime seriously

Part 2: Terminal shake-ups triggered

Bigger container ships are resulting in much greater peaks in container terminal activity. This, together with the ever larger combined volumes of bigger alliances, demands fewer, larger terminals in each port. Terminal operators are reacting by consolidating terminal layouts and ownership – and by working more closely together – but what are the consequences for their customers?

Defendants’ Costs Orders

Anton Balkitis discusses unfair legal costs on the haulage and transport sector

GUEST EDITOR: Freight forwarding in the digital era

Guest editor Alan Platt, managing director of the John Good Group of companies, explains how IT is firmly at the heart of the freight forwarding industry and how it continues to play an increasingly important role, as the demands and expectations of customers increase

Freight People

BIFA’s Steve Parker becomes new president of CLECAT

DHL Global Forwarding’s head of customs and brokerage in Europe has over 35 years of experience in freight forwarding and logistics

Oliver Evans joins freight drone pioneer Matternet

Former cargo chief of Swiss International Air Lines becomes head of global business development within technology firm

IAG’s Steve Gunning to leave cargo in April

Airline group’s cargo head will become chief financial officer at British Airways

Kerry Logistics appoints Thomas Blank new Europe MD

Former Panalpina, UTi, Geodis, and Agility senior executive to head Asian 3PL’s European presence

Alain Chimène to head Ziegler’s Air & Sea division

Belgian group recruits former Geodis VP to lead forwarding business in new MD role

Have Your Say

The ACE race gets underway – for real

Freight software specialist Kewill says companies need to start transitioning now ahead of US Customs’ 28 February Automated Commercial Environment mandatory deadline

Cross-Channel pricing review - Quarter 3

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips believes continuing restricted capacity, cross-Channel disruption concerns, and growing pressure of volumes towards Christmas will probably lead to further rate increases in the next two months

Minimising the risks of dangerous goods

In Part Two of his examination of the lessons to be learned from the recent tragedy in Tianjin, TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox suggests some practices and protocols for minimising the risk of such incidents reoccurring

Move your TMS ‘Back to the Future’

Kewill’s Evan Puzey says it is time for logistics and supply chain companies to ditch legacy transport management systems

Identifying dangerous goods accurately: Lessons from Tianjin

TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox highlights the crucial importance of declaring and handling dangerous goods correctly