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COA publishes guide to box tracking

The Container Owners Association has published a Guide to Container Tracking and Telematics Technology. It gives an overview of the technology issues and the choices available, including the evolution from ‘wired’ to ‘wireless’ and associated complexity, tracking dry freight containers, including data flow, communication frequency, battery life and installation cost, power consumption, sensor technology requirements and compatibility with vessel partners and API. https://www.containerownersassociation.org/technical-resource/it-and-telematics/ [+]

Hapag Lloyd and ONE join Blockchain shipping network

Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) are to join the TradeLens blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform, jointly developed by AP Moller - Maersk and IBM. Hapag-Lloyd and ONE, the world’s fifth and sixth largest carriers respectively, join CMA CGM and MSC, both of which also recently announced ... [+]

AEB puts customs broking online

Trade and logistics software firm AEB has launched a digital customs broker network, Customs Heroes. It brings together brokers such as Channel Ports, Rusak, Perinter, Portmade, and Nord Quest on a single platform and digitises the interactions between them and the trade. AEB says the new ... [+]

CCS-UK to showcase Heathrow congestion-buster system

CCS-UK User Group, which represents users of the air cargo community data system, is hosting a series of seminars to showcase its solution for streamlining collections and deliveries of airfreight at Heathrow. Advance Information System (AIS) is a bolt-on module for CCS-UK that has been ... [+]

Freight software firms join forces

Freight Software Group, parent company of BoxTop Technologies has completed its purchase of UK-based freight software company Forward Computers Ltd (FCL). FCL founder and shareholder founding shareholder-directors, Graham Donnelly has also retired and his role will be taken up by Christopher Hewlett of Freight Software ... [+]

PARIS is the only one for ONE

Container shipping company ONE (Ocean Network Express) has signed a deal to use Hutchison Ports’ PARIS Enterprise transport optimisation software. PARIS offers an enterprise and API solution for optimising full load transport via truck, rail and barge by using advanced algorithms to reduce the number of ... [+]

MGI’s Ci5 is first community system to use Blockchain

Technology firm MGI says its Ci5 Cargo Community System has become the first in the world  to integrate Blockchain technology. MGI worked with Thales to integrate blockchain technology so that clients can act as trusted third parties when key statuses are validated for the release ... [+]

Tech, finance and Brexit – it’s all up for grabs at Multimodal

Multimodal exhibitors’ stands will showcase the latest tech, host industry-challenging debates and create a space for discussion and network building across the supply chain Multimodal 2019 is set to be the most dynamic edition of the show yet, with more than 200 exhibitors and over 9,000 ... [+]

Open standards for container telematics

The Container Owners Association (COA)'s telematics/track trace work group is to provide an open standard (at the application layer level) to permit interoperability of telematics device data from solution providers in the maritime shipping sector. The open standard will start with refrigerated units but will  be ... [+]

Platform for growth

Platform for growth Virgin Atlantic Cargo has become the first carrier to adopt the latest version of the Accenture Freight & Logistics Software 8.0 (AFLS 8.0) platform and adopt the unique digital capabilities of the Cloud-enabled, end-to-end cargo management software suite. The new Cloud-enabled, end-to-end cargo management ... [+]