Freight Technology

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

Swiss WorldCargo starts drone tests

Trial with Swiss Post and Matternet focusing on their potential use in emergency situations, ‘peripheral areas’, and urgent transport of highest-priority consignments

Plenty of ‘phish’ in the sea, security expert warns

Maritime sector becoming ‘increasingly vulnerable to cyber-crime unless it develops better awareness and practices’

Hi-tech shippers increasingly ‘right-shoring’ production and suppliers

Customers still favour offshoring but also looking more ‘holistically’ to optimize supply chains, customer service and profits, UPS survey finds

Swiss WorldCargo to test drone technology

First exploratory flights to take place in summer, in cooperation with Swiss Post and technology firm Matternet

Top container lines at risk of cyber-jacking

CyberKeel estimates that 90% of global carriers vulnerable to attack

Satellite container tracking solution close to launch

Strategic collaboration between two specialists set to offer unprecedented continuous global visibility of intermodal movements

Intra-Asia carriers equip entire box fleet with smart containers

Carriers say the technology will allow them to differentiate in a commoditised industry

CMA CGM to introduce 'smart' containers to box fleet

New technology developed in partnerships with French start-up company will bring Big Data to equipment monitoring

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

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

Seko Logistics names Lee as new COO in the US

Post holder spent 17 years at FedEx and 14 years with CEVA

Port of Rotterdam names Nagtegaal as new head of Containers business

Succeeds Joyce Bliek who has taken up the newly-created position at the Authority

SEKO Logistics names Sinker as Chief Client Solutions Officer

Newly-created post 'pivotal' to company's growing business

GAC Japan names National Operations Manager

Appointment in response to rising demand for ship agency services in the energy sector

AMI promotes French to VP Africa

Manager has spent over 30 years in the freight industry, holding a variety of senior posts for leading forwarders

Have Your Say

Export growth still encouraging for UK SMEs

Dachser UK managing director Nick Lowe sees significant potential for further expansion, which logistics providers and infrastructure planners must respond to

Calais – a freight transport insurance perspective

As the political and humanitarian situation in Calais continues to unfold, specialist freight transport insurer TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox provides a perspective on the implications for the freight and haulage industry

Finding an alternative to ‘Operation Stack’ won't solve this crisis

Priority Freight’s operations manager, Ed Bembridge, says the ultimate responsibility rests with Europe’s leaders to find a compassionate solution to a very human problem

Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 2

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips expects UK international road freight prices to rise in the coming months, due to the impact of the migrant crisis and seasonal demand increases

Russia: Clear understanding of freight insurance is vital

Panditrans’ Alexander Petrenko outlines the crucial differences between liability and cargo cover in this sometimes-confusing market