Funding boost for project44

The project44 supply chain visibility platform has received a $420 million investment from a  syndicate led by Thoma Bravo, TPG and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. It will be used to support the company’s strategic acquisition program and product development. Combined with $202 million equity funding in May of 2021, project44 says it has set a funding record for Logistics Tech enterprise software as a service companies. The company now generates more ... [+]

Kale to unlock Uganda logistics

Kale Logistics Solutions has partnered with Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) to offer a Logistics e-Marketplace. The online portal matches companies looking to ship freight using one or more modes of transport with service providers of suitable capacity. Kale says that trade in landlocked Uganda ... [+]

BIFA to add CDS to online training

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is to incorporate elements of the online CDS eLearning course launched in Autumn 2021 into its other online live customs training courses. The trade association worked with software firm ASM to create a relevant training course to help BIFA members ... [+]

Hapag adopts Hazcheck

Hapag-Lloyd is to adopt New York based cargo inspection company NCB Group’s Hazcheck Detect cargo screening tool to tackle misdeclared and undeclared dangerous good s.The solution will be delivered by NCB’s software division, Exis Technologies. Hazcheck Detect scans all cargo booking details for keywords and includes ... [+]

Forward Solutions looks to a user friendly 2022

Forward Solutions - the Freight Software Group - says its new user interface will be rolled out in early 2022, and will make its software more intuitive and easier to use. Managing director Richard Litchfield said the transport tech company has spent the year refining ... [+]

Blockchain speeds Rotterdam’s UK exports

A new Quay Connect service is available on the Naviporta logistics blockchain platform to smooth exports from Europe to the UK, says the Port of Rotterdam. It automatically exchanges information with the customs authorities at ports in the UK and will save at least 30% of ... [+]

It’s time to ditch the history lesson, says CH Robinson

Global supply chain company CH Robinson says that supply chains need to move from relying on ‘historical’ information to artificial intelligence and internet of things to manage fast-moving global trade. Describing itself as “the world’s most connected logistics platform provider”, CH Robinson, says it currently works ... [+]

Hurricane warning: Get ready for new Harmonised System

Parcel shipments could be delayed at customs if traders and their logistics partners are not prepared for the arrival of Harmonised System 2022, according to cross-border data specialist, Hurricane Commerce. On 1 January 2022, the World Customs Organisation (WCO) will implement the 7th edition of its ... [+]

Uber man to help FourKites to fly

Supply chain visibility platform FourKites has appointed Oleksii Kosenko as director carrier network operations, EMEA. He previously led the carrier sales teams at Uber Freight and sennder Technologies and held a senior sales role at forwarder CH Robinson. FourKites founder and chief executive, Mathew Elenjickal, sai: ... [+]

Cathay launches Click & Ship for cargo

Cathay Pacific Cargo is launching a new Click & Ship digital booking platform progressively across its network. Customers can view prices and capacity, and book cargo with instant confirmation in just three steps through an intuitive booking interface. Director of cargo Tom Owen said that over ... [+]