IT Suppliers

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 the electronic House Bill of Lading (eHBL issued by NVOCCs) plus other FIATA documents. EssDOCS’ CargoDocs electronic exchange will help prevent fraudulent copying and errors that ... [+]

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, ... [+]

BIFA calls for beefed-up cyber security

BIFA is urging its members to review their cyber security policies, following last year's cyber attack on Maersk and other operators. It said the episode had revealed the scale of impact that security breaches can have on global logistics and supply chains, with the physical ... [+]

S&P to buy Panjiva

Supply chain information company Panjiva is to be acquired by rating and data firm S&P Global, for an disclosed sum. Panjiva provides macro data covering 95% of global trade flows, as well as transactional data covering 35% of global trade flows and tracks supply data ... [+]

Xeneta: 45 million and counting

Ocean freight benchmarking and market intelligence platform Xeneta now has 45 million data points from a community of over 700 leading businesses, covering more than 160,000 port to port pairings, says the Oslo-headquartered company. Chief executive Patrik Berglund says it has added over two million long-term ... [+]

Agility leaps aboard Maersk Blockchain scheme

Agility says it is the first forwarder to collaborate on a Maersk-IBM solution to provide more efficient and secure global trade by using the blockchain to manage and track container shipments. Agility has agreed to identify events associated with individual shipments and to share and ... [+]

Oracle to smarten up DP World solutions

Ports and logistics group DP World has signed a deal to use Oracle Cloud applications to develop a modern and integrated technology platform. It will key core processes including finance, operations, procurement and human resources to be standardised and will also incorporate Artificial Intelligence, Machine ... [+]