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Cogoport offers Indian imports

Indian digital freight marketplace Cogoport is now offering imports from Asia – beginning with ports from China and to be followed by others across the Asia region.  Founder and chief executive Purnendu Shekhar, described it as: “A natural second phase progression for our digital platform…Importers can now benefit from an immediate choice of comparative prices from a range of premium shipping lines on our Cogoport platform, and at the same ... [+]

Maersk offers online clearance

Maersk Line says it has become the first container shipping company to offer digital ocean customs clearance. It has launched a customs clearance online shipping management platform in The UK, Germany, France, Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland with the goal of expanding this offering across ... [+]

Plain sailing for Dynamic forwarder

Freight forwarder Dynamic International, has chosen ASM’s Sequoia for completing import and export declarations. Dynamic International works with film and TV production companies and has provided logistical support for projects such as Dunkirk and Game of Thrones. Finance director Gavin Scoular said: “After some significant research ... [+]

UK pilots electronic CMR

The UK has taken part in an electronic consignment note (e-CMR) pilot, along with France, the Netherlands and operators Brian Yeardley Continental, Transports FIOLET in France and Netherlands-based International Road Ferry. The project is under the supervision of the UK Department for Transport, Freight Transport ... [+]

Lines set up digital shipping association

Shipping lines MSC, Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express have officially established the Digital Container Shipping Association in Amsterdam, after gaining regulatory approval from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) last month. The aim is to create common information technology standards to make the industry more ... [+]

Zim joins Maersk Blockchain project

ZIM Line has signed up to the TradeLens Blockchain-enabled digital shipping solution being jointly developed by AP Moller Maersk and IBM. TradeLens uses blockchain technology to increase trust between carriers, freight forwarders, customs officials, port authorities and others in digitising global trade documentation. [+]

A warehouse problem shared

Imperial Logistics has added two new functions to its ShareHouse digital warehouse platform. Visitors can now request offers direct from suitable warehouse providers, and message them with any additional questions, allowing providers to respond and create a tailored offer. The Berlin-based startup has also launched ... [+]

Go digital or go under, says freight expert

Freight forwarders need to stop focussing on pricing and embrace digitalisation - or get left behind - said SeaIntelligence Consulting founder Lars Jensen told the WACO System’s recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Limassol, Cyprus. In his keynote speech, Jensen told WACO members that “Digitalisation is ... [+]

U-Freight extends Easyship links

Hong Kong-based forwarder the U-Freight Group has strengthened its relationship with cloud-based shipping software and technology platform Easyship, with access to its E-commerce fulfilment Centres (EFCs) in the UK, Netherlands and US. It gives Easyship affordable access to U-Freight’s cross-border e-commerce solutions for merchants. [+]

Tigers to pioneer online quote engine

Hong Kong forwarder Tigers is the launch customer for tech start up Doozee’s instant freight rate quote engine. The new tool will be available to Tigers’ international agent network and will be hosted on the Tigers SmartHub:Connect portal following the release of future versions of ... [+]