Freight Technology

Panalpina unveils advanced ‘lean inventory’ tool

Research partnership with Cardiff Business School leads to launch of ‘remarkable’ D2ID forecasting application, expanded to include 3D printing

Panalpina reaches key forwarding IT milestone

First successful shipments made via SAP Transportation Management platform, ‘the foundation for future sustainable growth’

EU and WTO partners finalize high-tech trade deal

Agreement will remove customs duties on wide range of goods

Softlink Global offers customers full e-Air Waybill connectivity

Forwarders working with company's cloud ERP software also 'benefitting from cost savings and enhanced efficiency'

‘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

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

Nadia Ribeiro returns to head CEVA Logistics in South America

Richard Vieites moves to the company’s North American operations to become EVP of Contract Logistics

SEKO Logistics appoints chief sales officer

Carol Kijac spent 17 years with Expeditors, ultimately as VP sales and marketing for the Americas

CEVA Logistics appoints senior VP for global healthcare operations

Kamaljit Hunjan joins from General Electric Healthcare where he was responsible for logistics strategy

Crane Worldwide Logistics adds to its Latin American team

Brazil-based Paul Higgins to lead its project operations in the region

Ken Lee wins AP role at DHL

Replaces retiring Jerry Hsu as CEO of group’s Asia Pacific express operations

Have Your Say

Seven reasons why investing in training is essential

Andy Dennis, founder and principal of Advisory Services, discusses the importance of developing understanding as well as necessary knowledge among staff within the international freight and logistics sector

Container weight verification rules – a key issue in 2016

Shippers, packers, forwarders, carriers, terminals, and regulators must all prepare thoroughly for 1 July, says TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox

Cross-Channel pricing review - Quarter 4

Despite lower fuel prices and less Christmas price pressure than usual, UK import prices reached record levels in the fourth quarter, driven probably by concerns on cross-channel delays and low export volumes, reports Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

Big Data in the Supply Chain

Priority Freight’s Ed Bembridge says logistics managers are now able to monitor every stage of operations and manage assets more effectively

The situation in Calais can no longer be tolerated

There is an urgent need for a safer, lasting, and more humane solution