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Partners hail blockchain success

Logistics technology company Marine Transport International (MTI) and Agility Sciences have released a white paper detailing the deployment of their Container Streams. The project connected supplier, shipper, load point, customs and terminal on a shared blockchain ledger, and has far reaching consequences for the logistics industry in improving security and profitability, say the two partners. Jody Cleworth, CEO of Marine Transport International, comments: “The blockchain has proven to be an excellent ... [+]

The human cost of automation

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association UK (WISTA UK) is to host a conference on the growing concerns in logistics about automation, the Internet of Things and how robotics will have an impact on supply chains and the human work environment. It is part of ... [+]

Get up to speed with Brexit in October

Freight software specialist AEB and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport are inviting trade and supply chain to attend a free conference on global trade compliance, sanctions, trade agreements and Brexit developments. It aims to help businesses to modernise compliance programmes and master today’s and ... [+]

FedEx counts the cost of TNT cyber-attack

FedEx revealed further information on the cyber attack that hit its newly acquired TNT subsidiary in June in its annual Form 10-K report for fiscal year 2017 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. It said that the worldwide operations of TNT were significantly affected ... [+]

ASM ready for Brexit

Forwarding software specialist Agency Sector Management (ASM has launched a major upgrade of its Sequoia software including a complete freight management system, from job and shipment management and documentation through to Customs declarations, job costing, and invoicing. ASM says it will avoid the need for data ... [+]

BIFA welcomes Customs fallback

The British International Freight Association has welcomed the news that an electronic back up system that would prevent a catastrophe in the event of a failure by HMRC’s CHIEF computer. BIFA director general, Robert Keen said: “Although the back-up system has been in existence for about ... [+]

EssDocs buys TridentGlobal

Paperless trade specialist essDOCS has acquired TridentGlobal, an export management solution with a customer-base across Australia and the US. TridentGLOBAL  platform offers modules for contract management, shipment management, bookings management, compliance, document management, as well as supply chain management for the metals and minerals, agribusiness, seafood ... [+]

Funding for Freightos

Freightos has raised $25m in funding from investors led by GE Ventures, bringing its total funding to $50m, said the Hong Kong based booking portal. The funds will be used to increase global market penetration and further develop global freight pricing, routing, and sales automation ... [+]

Fargo to give away Grand Prix tickets

Fargo Systems - provider of logistics software to the container haulage industry - will be giving away tickets to the 2017 British Grand Prix at this year’s Multimodal exhibition.  Visit the FSL stand (4002) for a chance to win.  Entrants must complete a short survey ... [+]

Jamaica launches first phase of community system

Network provider SOGET and Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) have launched the pilot phase of S)ONE port community system (PCS), for transshipment. SOGET said the move would dramatically improve the fluidity and security in day-to-day operations. As a major transshipment hub in the Caribbean, Jamaica needed ... [+]