IT Suppliers

Zim deal makes online shipping easy

Container operator Zim has made a direct investment in the technology company Ladingo, which facilitates personal import of large and bulky items to online shoppers. While currently nearly all B2C e-commerce purchases are shipped by air freight, weight and size limitations, prevents items from being shipped at a reasonable cost. Ladingo seeks to provide a technological solution to complex ocean freight. [+]

XPO Connect comes to Europe

XPO Logistics has launched its XPO Connect Cloud-based, digital freight marketplace in Europe. It matches supply with demand across the company’s transport system, with virtual tools for buying and selling capacity. XPO Connect was first introduced in North America in 2018. Customers have comprehensive visibility ... [+]

Marseilles backs the Blockchain

The Marseille Fos port authority is backing a Blockchain pilot that aims to enhance logistics on the Mediterranean-Rhone-Saone axis. Due on stream in June, the proof of concept prototype will test the securitisation of the digital transport chain. The Blockchain solution will give certified ... [+]

The death of Windows 7 is not exaggerated, says software firm

Shippers and freight forwarders need to act soon to ensure that their systems are ready for the end of extended support for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Operating systems, warns Southampton-based IT firm, Albacore. Director, Cliff Atkinson said: “The end of Windows 7 ... [+]

The Brexit ship has sailed

Most surface imports and exports will now arrive at their destination after Brexit day on 29 March, points out David Jinks, head of consumer research at package broker ParcelHero. He says that UK retailers and traders who source their products from China for resale ... [+]

Three words says it all for BluJay

Global trade software specialist BluJay Solutions has integrated the what3words simplified addressing system into its MobileSTAR delivery management application. BluJay customers can specify delivery and pick-up locations using a unique three-word address rather than traditional addressing or GPS coordinates. It takes complex GPS coordinates and ... [+]

Slow progress for CDS

Implementation of HMRC’s CDS - the replacement for the Chief computer system – is unlikely in the foreseeable future, suggests Gordon Tutt, chairman of the Association of Freight Software Suppliers. While AFSS is still actively engaged with the CDS team for development and testing and there ... [+]

Software association recruits Amber Road

Amber Road has become the latest company to join the Association of Freight Software providers (AFSS). It provides Cloud-based global trade management software and trade content, helping customers improve margins, achieve greater agility and lower risk by creating a digital model of the global supply ... [+]

Unisys keeps MASkargo on track

MASkargo, the cargo division of Malaysia Airlines, is to use Cloud-based Unisys logistics solutions Digi-IQ and Digi-Portal to provide visibility of shipments and attract more bookings. Digi-IQ automatically builds a route map for each shipment based on origin, destination, product, station operating hours, aircraft types ... [+]

Partners set up digital documents platform

Kerry Logistics Network, audit firm Deloitte, and digital specialist CargoSmart have connected up their multiple distributed ledger technology – or Blockchain - networks in a platform to exchange digital documents between forwarders and carriers. Completed in December 2018, the platform's proof-of-concept (POC) works across distributed ... [+]