Port of Oakland officials today promised a digital shipping platform by mid-year to speed up global trade flows.
A collaboration between GE Transportation and project44 focused on integrating project44’s SaaS platform to augment and link GE’s railroad and shipper product suites was announced yesterday. Through this collaboration, the companies said GE Transportation is working towards utilizing a more predictable and reliable port-to-door supply chain ecosystem by connecting transportation data from railroad networks, yards,…Details
Earlier this week, the Federal Maritime Commission said it voted to kick off an investigation that will focus on the practices of vessel operating common carriers and marine terminal operators related to detention, demurrage, and per diem charges. The investigation will be led by FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye, whom will examine detention, demurrage, and per…Details
If United States Senate Democrats were to get their way, then the recently-enacted tax reform cuts recently signed into law by President Trump would be short-lived. But before anyone gets too carried away, let’s remember that in the Washington, D.C. things tend to move at a glacial pace. And in the case of true progress…Details
Montreal-based Class I railroad carrier CN said yesterday that its Board of Directors formally announced that CEO Luc Jobin has left the company, effective immediately, and replaced him with Jean-Jacques Ruest. Ruest, a 22-year CN veteran, will serve as interim president and CEO until a new, permanent replacement has been named, and he has served…Details
Convey, an Austin, Texas-based provider of cloud-based technology that helps shippers connect disparate data and processes from parcel to freight and first to last mile, announced today it has rolled out new carrier scorecards and exception management tools for its shipper customers. The company said these new capabilities provide shippers a comprehensive analysis of carrier…Details
It’s safe to say that nearly every logistics professional reading this issue is feeling the pressures that digital commerce has introduced into their operations. Indeed, e-commerce has brought with it both increased opportunity and complexity.
As e-commerce flourishes, product returns have become even peskier. At the same time, those in the third-party logistics space who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty are helping shippers create new revenue streams by accommodating the booming demand.
We know e-commerce is reshaping logistics, but what are the technologies savvy managers can leverage to meet evolving requirements and shifting operational constraints? We’ve rounded up insights from leading analysts to share tools that are available now as well as what’s on the horizon.