FourKites soars in Europe

Supply chain visibility platform FourKites says is has achieved 148% growth in European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) shipments over the last 12 months. The number of customers tracking loads with FourKites in the region has grown by 59% in while the number of carriers tracking shipments has increased by 55% in the same period. In January 2022, FourKites acquired German supply chain visibility provider NIC-place, which provides visibility software solutions ... [+]

FourKites recruits shipping expert

Shipping visibility platform FourKites has appointed Philippe Salles as vice president of strategic solutions (ocean). He brings experience from CMA CGM, INTTRA and maritime research and consultancy firm Drewry. [+]

Russian imports fall but Ukraine recovers

Import volume into Russia continues to decline, says visibility specialist FourKites. The four-week average Russian import volume across all modes was down 10% week-over-week and down 81% since before the invasion began. Import volume into Ukraine has though seen a slight recovery over the past few weeks, with the four-week average ... [+]

FourKites gains Cloud security certification

Supply chain visibility platform FourKites® has gained the ISO 27017 standard for Cloud service security and ISO 27018 for data privacy as part of its ISO 27001 security management certification, fiollowing an independent audit. ISO 27017 provides guidelines for information security controls specific to the provisioning and use of Cloud ... [+]

Covid shutdowns put more strain on supply chain

Visibility specialist FourKites says that China’s zero-Covid policy is putting severe strain on supply chains across the country with factories and warehouses being frequently shut down for short periods and trucks sometimes being stopped from travelling. At Shenzhen, normally the country’s second busiest port, volumes were sharply as authorities there have ... [+]

Russia and Ukraine imports slump

Import volumes into Russia and Ukraine have continued to decrease since the invasion began says visibility firm FourKites. As of the week of 9-15 March, import volumes across all modes into Russia are down 32% week-over-week, and are down 59% in total when compared to the week of 16-22 February. ... [+]

Russia saw pre-invasion import surge

Import volumes into Russia increased just before the invasion during the week of 16-22 February with 52% of shippers increasing load volumes, says , says visibility firm FourKites. It appears that shippers may have been expediting shipments into Russia in anticipation of a conflict as troops massed at the border, it says. Since the ... [+]

FourKites launches green platform

Supply chain visibility specialist FourKites has launched a Sustainability Hub, a suite of analytics tools to provide better visibility into resource consumption and waste generation. The platform will include new tools and capabilities that enable customers to input their sustainability goals and more accurately track saved emissions, benchmark progress against ... [+]

Ukraine transport grinds to a halt

Transport routes to and from Ukraine have ground to a halt amid the ongoing invasion by Russian forces, reports Jochum Reuter, general manager and vice-president strategic alliances at supply chain visibility specialist FourKites. He says: “The situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate and while our hearts remain with those directly involved, ... [+]

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:  “His deep understanding of the ... [+]

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