IT Suppliers

Invoice scanning speeds Europa shipments

Europa has added a supplier invoice scanning function to its Leonardo in-house IT system. It avoids have to distributed and physically approve paper invoices. IT director Richard Litchfield (pictured) said that with an average of about 10,000 invoices, switching to LeoScanning saved over 500-man hours per month. It also allows the purchase ledger team to process supplier invoices more quickly. [+]

All hail to the new customs computer chief

HMRC’s 1980s-vintage Chief computer system has served the trade well in the quarter century since it was introduced in 1994, but now is the time to move on, BIFA policy and compliance advisor Pawel Jarza told a seminar on its replacement, CDS (Customs Declaration Service). ... [+]

Shipping groups to test the waters

CMA CGM's corporate venture capital arm Ze Box and PSA unboXed have signed a memorandum of understanding to drive digitalization and innovation in shipping and supply chain. They will collaborate to address industry problems and use each other's industry knowledge and experience to test-bed ideas. [+]

DG partners get together

New York based National Cargo Bureau (NCB) has acquired its dangerous goods partner, Exis Group. For over a decade the two organisations have been working together in containerised dangerous cargo management, including development of the Hazcheck Inspections web-supported container cargo inspection tool. NCB president Ian Lennard ... [+]

Customs digitisation – views wanted

Software firm AEB and the DHBW Stuttgart University are inviting supply chain professionals to participate in an online survey on customs digitisation and how companies manage customs in collaboration with customs service providers. It will also consider developments under Brexit and the upcoming HMRC customs ... [+]

Roadmap to the electronic bill of lading

International freight forwarders’ body FIATA has signed a memorandum of understanding with electronic documents firm essDOCS to provide a framework to digitise bills of lading. The Association will work on the digitisation of FIATA documents, starting with the electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL) and then ... [+]

Accenture streamlines carrier’s cargo service

Accenture is helping Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) roll out a new software solution across its global cargo network as part of its digital transformation. The Accenture Freight and Logistics Software (AFLS) platform will help the carrier improve the quality of its quote-to-book ... [+]

Traxon extends to three more countries

IT solutions provider CHAMP Cargosystems has extended its Traxon Global Customs (TGC) advance electronic information platform to Russia, Jamaica and the Maldives. In Russia, a semi-automated solution was upgraded to full automation to meet new requirements. The next Eurasian Union countries planned for rollout include Armenia, ... [+]

INTTRA adds Evergreen and Unifeeder

The INTTRA shipping electronic transaction platform and information provider has added four new carriers, including Evergreen, bringing its total to 60, including all of the top ten world lines. The other additions are European shortsea line Unifeeder, intra-Asia operator Namsung Shipping and Antillean Marine Shipping, ... [+]

Smart sensor specialist embraces the Blockchain

Nexiot, which pioneered use of smart sensors for non-powered assets in the supply chain, can now integrate its services with a Blockchain type Distributed Ledger as part of its Digital Logistics Platform. Nexiot’s self-sustaining sensors send messages every five minutes from assets such as rail wagons, ... [+]