Next-generation supply-chain visibility goes live at C.H. Robinson

Recent weather disruptions across the southern United States and the Caribbean region have underscored the importance of informed supply-chain visibility. Today’s launch of Navisphere Vision, by logistic firm C.H. Robinson, is the latest generation of data-informed management tools, providing comprehensive supply chain insights and warnings for disruptions from weather, traffic or current events, as well […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 12, 2017

That Sinking Feeling: Keeping shippers from running back to seafreight

With any broken relationship – whether it’s a romantic tryst or a freight consignment – there’s always the danger of the “rebound effect.” “Unrewarding rebound relationships can actually lead people to feel more attached to their ex-partners, rather than less,” warned Samantha Joel, assistant professor at the University of Utah Psychology Department. With time, she […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 6, 2017

New Kids on the Blockchain: Effect on perishables market

Trust innovation or perish One of the more obvious types of cargo to be helped by blockchain will be temperature-sensitive cargo, such as food, flowers and pharmaceuticals, which must be kept at an optimal cool-chain degree range while traveling through some of the hottest and coldest places on earth. Tracy Kuhrt, a community architect at […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 30, 2017

5 ways blockchain can be used to enhance the supply chain

Born from the obscure “bitcoin” universe as a foolproof method to keep track of transactions, and now gaining popularity in the banking and finance world, blockchain is emerging in the logistics arena. This once-little-known technology may be a potential solution to the problem of providing transparency in the supply chain while still keeping shippers’ and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 27, 2017

Damco shows profit in second quarter

Freight forwarder Damco, a division of the Maersk Group, had a net operating profit of US$7 million in the second quarter of 2015, the first quarterly profit the company has seen since 2013. Total revenue, year-to-date, was $655 million, a 17 percent decrease from the same period in 2014. The net loss for the company […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 17, 2015

Infor buys GT Nexus, seeks supply chain clarity

Business software company Infor has agreed to acquire GT Nexus, a cloud-based supply chain platform, for US$675 million. The deal is expected to close within 45 days, pending regulatory approval. Both companies are based in the United States – Infor in New York and GT Nexus in California. The marriage between these two companies, they […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 12, 2015