Freight Technology

Tech ‘big hitter’ joins freight automation firm

Former head of strategy at online travel leader Priceline, Robert Mylod, joins Freightos board of directors

Dutch shippers trial digital bill of lading signatures

Netherlands becomes first country to offer standardised electronic receipt of goods by mobile phone

WACO System selects logistics software supplier

Members of the global freight management network to benefit from single-platform solution

US Bank launches freight payment ‘first’

Company claims its solution allows shippers to hold on to money longer while accelerating payments to carriers

Supply-chain visibility tops sea freight customers’ technology priority list

INTTRA survey highlights appetite for higher-quality data among shippers, carriers and forwarders

Beijing implements integrated customs-clearance initiative

Cross-regional Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei model to improve import and export logistics set to be extended to Yangtze River Economic Belt and Guangdong Province

Logistics prepares for augmented reality

DHL publishes study examining how computer-generated sensory input can improve transport and the supply chain

'LNG Blue Corridors' project underway

Hauliers offered grants for eligible trucks

Perth teleport opened by NSSLGlobal to extend VSAT Ku-Band network

New teleport in Perth, Australia supports satellite beam in South Pacific

Customs software specialist Impatex acquired by Descartes

Future of company lies in international expansion

UPS expands protection services

Latest software helps ensure time- and temperature-sensitive shipments reach their destinations

DHL gears up to go hybrid

Groundbreaking design has the potential to achieve significant cost savings and reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions

Peru terminal gets a lift

Super post-panamax ship-to-shore crane and two RTGs ordered from Liebherr

Tilbury gets a lift

14 new straddle carriers arrive at London Container Terminal as part of multi-million pound investment

Smart idea to make life easier for drivers

DHL unveils app for real-time data capture and electronic POD information

Advice & Insight

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

Terminal technology makes a quantum leap

DP World says automation is transforming the waterfront

Freight People

New head to replace Koch at WSC

The association’s General Counsel John Butler will take over in July when current CEO retires

Steve Manser leaving Saudia Cargo

Set to join Qatar Airways Cargo as senior manager of cargo charter sales

Oliver Evans to step down from Swiss

Long-serving head of cargo and TIACA chairman to leave carrier in September

Peter Scholten to leave Saudia Cargo in January

Successor for the position of vice president commercial to be announced ‘in due course’

ACS appoints new president for North America

Richard Thompson responsible for operations in New York, California, Texas and Canada

Have Your Say

Maritime safety – two steps forward, but much still to be done

TT Club’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox assesses just how last month’s deliberations by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee will advance the cause of container and unit load safety in the future

Competition implications of 2M and mega-alliances

Higher vessel utilisation of ultra-large containerships will give participants a strong hand, but improving profitability ‘involves much more’, analysts argue

Driver shortages are no surprise

Robert Jervis, director of freight and logistics exhibition Multimodal, says the profession has lost much of the appeal it once had

Pack it in! We mean it.

TT Club’s risk management director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, highlights the dangers of badly packed containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs) and welcomes the attention the subject is getting internationally

Drivers can face penalties for illegal immigrants

Concern continues as number of clandestines stowing away in vehicles increases, reports Rothera Dowson solicitors