Technology

Technology

The waves of disruption that have been lapping at the shore of industries such as retail and taxis are finally beginning to hit shipping, with a slew of start ups entering the transportation sector in recent years. Venture capital firms have been eager to back such companies, and are increasingly funding the most promising technology. Meanwhile, established players in shipping such as Maersk Line and Kuhne + Nagel are funding and developing their own technologies to ensure that they are not overwhelmed by the waters rising around them.

News & Analysis

25 Nov 2019
Along the supply chain, the freight forwarder is the link between multiple parties and integrator of data, Samuel Shapiro & Co.’s Director of Supply Chain Angela Czajkowski noted at the 2018 JOC Logistics Technology Conference. In this interview, Czajkowski discussed the steps freight forwarders need to take to remain relevant as more disruptors move into the shipping and logistics industry.
01 Apr 2019
Adoption of India’s redesigned port community system is increasing, but ocean carriers say there’s more work to be done to provide a seamless, secure user experience.
29 Mar 2019
Bill Cassidy, senior editor, JOC provides his o
29 Mar 2019
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27 Mar 2019
While logistics technology is exploding in India, Mumbai-based Vamaship believes there’s a gap for shippers wanting to pull together their LSPs and systems in a single place.
26 Mar 2019
The social media titan is by no means the first to try to tackle cross-team collaboration and communication, but the ubiquity of its consumer platform may give the Workplace system an edge over lesser-known competitors.
26 Mar 2019
The Danish shipping giant has established a start-up accelerator in India that aims to help develop technologies Maersk can one day leverage back into its own digital transformation.
21 Mar 2019
A new product from the Zurich-based cargo sensor and tracking provider will provide banks and other financiers with increased visibility into freight moves and associated risk, allowing for faster deployment of capital.
20 Mar 2019
Modern software can be more than the sum of its parts thanks to the ease with which systems can integrate with each other via application programming interfaces (APIs).
19 Mar 2019
Experts tell JOC.com that although the development of data standards may not be a necessity for increasing deployment of technology in container shipping, it would accelerate the process.
18 Mar 2019
The technology provider, best known as a pioneer smartphone maker, is doubling down on its investment in sensor-based freight transportation asset tracking using its legacy location and battery technology.
12 Mar 2019
Carriers and 3PLs are using application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect with customers and software vendors to create broader ecosystems of data and functionality than can exist through EDI, email, and flat file sharing.
11 Mar 2019
Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt multiple industries, but potential use cases in shipping are still a few years away, panelists tell the TPM 2019 Conference in Long Beach.
11 Mar 2019
Using connected devices to track container cargo shipments could transform the industry, but much of their value will remain unrealized if the systems they feed can't communicate with one another.
11 Mar 2019
Software provider project44 is looking to fill gaps in supply chain visibility, which it says occur most often at ports, rather than when cargo is at sea.
08 Mar 2019
Navis's purchase of cloud-based competitor Octopi will give the company access to terminals that otherwise might not have even considered a terminal operating system.
05 Mar 2019
True innovation is difficult to implement and slow to spread in the transportation industry, where picking up the phone remains the most common way people conduct business.
04 Mar 2019
As US airports, terminal operators, and ground handlers are taking heat for rampant truck congestion and cargo delays, two software firms are looking to bring digitization and automation to airport freight handling operations.
27 Feb 2019
VC-funded startups are joining established players in providing previously hard-to-get data around the critical transport legs between ports and distribution centers.
25 Feb 2019
JDA Software opening its supply chain platform up to outside development gives shippers more direct influence over future iterations of the firm’s TMS and WMS products.
25 Feb 2019
The tie-up between US Bank Freight Payment and project44 on less-than-truckload moves is yet another a sign shippers are looking for more than just in-transit shipment data and predictive ETAs.
21 Feb 2019
CEO Ryan Petersen tells JOC.com Flexport will use the new funding to build out its physical infrastructure and scale up its engineering team, not for mergers and acquisitions.
14 Feb 2019
Consolidation in the GTM software space and Maersk's purchase of customs broker Vandergrift are signs shippers want to more closely link logistics and compliance activities.
12 Feb 2019
Drayage operators surveyed by JOC.com say street turn opportunities are more plentiful than the industry may realize.
12 Feb 2019
The promise of digitization and real-time pricing is forcing the air freight industry to rethink longstanding booking practices.
12 Feb 2019
Jack Oney, CEO, Oney Consulting and panelist at 2018 JOC Logistics Technology Conference on why he feels the "Amazon effect" on cargo shipping is overblown, differentiating what customers want versus what they need in a transportation management system (TMS), and identifying bottlenecks at origin.
08 Feb 2019
The head of the ILA head vows production improvements as part of a union-USMX master contract that prohibited automation in East and Gulf coast ports
06 Feb 2019
Logistics technology tends to catalyze around software-as-a-service models and brokerage/forwarding models, but shippers need help with advanced technology and traditional service roles, meaning the categories are meeting in the middle more often.
05 Feb 2019
A new funding round for visibility software provider FourKites underscores continued venture capital interest in supply chain technology start-ups.
05 Feb 2019
A brave new world of complex supply chains, consumer demands, and urbanization means problems rooted in truck capacity and driver availability are likely to get worse, regardless of the economic cycle.
04 Feb 2019
Trucking operator Schneider National is evolving to meet increased shipper expectations by harnessing new technology, adapting to new customer requirements, and focusing on higher productivity.
01 Feb 2019
In the trucking payment process, factoring might be particularly suited for blockchain.
01 Feb 2019
While blockchain hasn't happened yet in shipping, it remains for many an inchoate concept.
Freight forwarder technology.
31 Jan 2019
Middle market software-as-a-service product is designed to democratize access to software tools that most small to midsize forwarders couldn’t afford to build themselves.
Blockchain and container shipping.
29 Jan 2019
New research shows blockchain technology has a way to go before convincing the majority of enterprises of its near-term value.
3PL Tech.
28 Jan 2019
Third-party logistics providers are investing more in management software that will improve relationships with customers.