Freight Technology

Getting Faster Air & Ocean Freight Quotes With APIs… So You Win the Customer

“I need to get a quote to move three containers from the Port of Rotterdam to Port Miami. I’d like to have it by this evening if possible, or I may have to look elsewhere,” says the freight manager. The freight forwarder responds, “Sure, I can’t guarantee it, but let me get to work.” After…read …

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[PODCAST] A Look at the Freight Technology Landscape & How Tech Builds Trust

Listen to “A Look at the Freight Technology Landscape & How Tech Builds Trust” on Spreaker. Freight Technology Resources Using a TMS to Execute a Final Mile Strategy that Yields Desired Outcomes Download White Paper A Guide to Maximize the Use of TMS Download White Paper Inbound Logistics Technology: Using Technology to Compete, Reduce Costs…read …

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HaulHub helps run heavy construction logistics operations at the touch of a button

The freight industry has seen several digital freight marketplaces in recent years, claiming to connect carriers with shippers and promising to expedite logistics-related transactions. Digital freight marketplaces often function on the premise that brokerages are replaceable and that supplanting brokers with machine learning algorithms will enable seamless logistics.  However, in an industry that has run …

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FourKites introduces integrated appointment scheduling; announces winners of inaugural Golden Kite awards

FourKites has announced a free appointment scheduler that integrates with various systems, giving managers the ability to schedule shipments through a single interface. The company also announced the winners of its inaugural Golden Kite Awards for shippers. The announcements were made on Sept. 19, 2019, at the company’s 2019 Visibility Conference in Chicago. Appointment Manager, …

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Commentary: Nearshoring provides opportunities for U.S. and Latin American companies

FreightWaves features Market Voices – a forum for those with unique knowledge of numerous transportation/logistics/supply chain sectors, as well as other critical expertise. For decades the United States has been sending its manufacturing jobs to China, fomenting the rise of the Communist nation which has put the U.S. and the West in their current geo-political …

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WABCO shareholders approve $7 billion acquisition

WABCO Holdings (NYSE: WBC ) announced that its shareholders have approved the proposed acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a privately-held German automobile and commercial vehicle technology supplier. On June 27, 2019, the producer of transmissions, braking systems and steering equipment said shareholders representing 68.4 percent of its outstanding stock voted in favor of the deal …

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Commentary: How to find the right investors for your LogisticsTech venture

FreightWaves features Market Voices – a forum for market experts with unique knowledge of numerous transportation/logistics/supply chain sectors, as well as other critical expertise. I’ve read a great deal recently about the amount of money being poured into Logistics Tech right now. Whether it’s venture capital (VC), private equity (PE), growth equity or initial public …

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The economy, Amazon, JBHT, freight tech and digital brokers drive the conversation at Transparency19

Too much to talk about with too little time. Several key industry topics were bantered about by some of the best thought leaders in the industry on the final day of Transparency19 . In a panel discussion, “The Bull, the Bear and the Other Guy,” moderated by FreightWaves President George Abernathy, insight was provided about …

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Intersection of logistics, technology and venture capital – freight tech companies changing the future of freight

Take an antiquated trillion dollar industry, machine learning and artificial intelligence, investors chasing higher yields and a few industrious solutions-oriented individuals and you get an emerging industry – high-growth freight tech. This was the conversation of the High-Growth CEO Panel at Transparency19 . John Engstrom, Vice President of Investment Banking Transportation and Logistics at Stifel, …

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Nasdaq on the future of technology and the exchanges

Long thought of as a digital marketplace for buying and selling securities, Nasdaq has used the large volumes of data available to it to leverage itself into an intermediary source for market structure, exchange and settlement for markets of all types. Scott Shechtman, Head of New Markets and President of Longitude at Nasdaq, was on …

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