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Executive Insights: TNX Logistics Co-Founder & Managing Director Alex Hoffman on striking the perfect human/machine balance

Logistics companies can deploy the best technology and still fail if their personnel lack training and experience. Anyone whose been around the industry a while remembers Deutsche Post-DHL’s €345 million New Forwarding Environment (NFE) IT program disaster. And while DPDHL seems to have pulled through, mistakes like that can sink smaller firms. On the other […]

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Executive Insights: ShipChain CEO John Monarch on eliminating the barriers to blockchain in logistics

Will blockchain revolutionize the shipping and logistics industry, allowing it to move past inefficient legacy technologies by handing companies the keys to high-tech solutions, at an affordable cost? That’s ShipChain CEO John Monarch’s vision, and over the past year, his company’s platform has emerged as one of the foremost contenders in this burgeoning market. ShipChain […]

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Executive Insights: PhishTrain Co-Founder Jake Sylvestre on mitigating risks in logistics

For years now, experts have warned that new technologies could be exposing users to additional risks due to security loopholes or simply lack of training. Last year’s malware attacks that struck the logistics industry underscored just how vulnerable supply chains really were, and subsequently prompted an industry-wide soul searching. “Is your company ready for the […]

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Executive Insights: OriginTrail CEO Tomaž Levak on new solutions to old problems

Executive Insights: OriginTrail CEO Tomaž Levak on supply chain visibility and developing new solutions to old problems We’ve been dealing with the same issues for as long as humans have been trading – communication, accountability, and information. Once shipments were in motion, there wasn’t much anyone could do to monitor its movement and status. If […]

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Is the ship register or ship registry liable for containers falling off a ship..??

As you may have read, I recently wrote about “Containers lost at sea, why it happens, what to do when it happens and also about What is a ship register or ship registry.. Recent news reports of 83 containers falling off a ship off the coast of Australia in heavy seas seems to have triggered a question […]

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How to ensure profitability in sea freight shipment..

Profitability in sea freight shipment is not a myth or a unicorn.. It is very possible.. Read how.. It is not a secret that ocean transportation and logistics is currently confronting immense change in terms of new technology, new markets, rising customer expectations, and new business models.. There have been a few articles on this […]

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The Future of Ocean Freight – Unpacking the Logistics Blockchain Goldrush

The Future of Ocean Freight – Unpacking the Logistics Blockchain Goldrush “Glaring inefficiencies – the company I was with wasn’t helping the industry move forward, despite the clear need for something new.” – Stephan Kukman, Founder, CEO, CargoX “Right now there are thousands of people on scooters driving around southeast Asia with backpacks full of […]

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Where Brokers Fit into the Future of Freight

Where do freight brokers fit into the future of freight..?? Within the transportation industry, freight has come under a watchful eye as digital disruption, acquisitions and mergers, and higher-margin business models have erupted throughout the space. While there are various opportunities for certain aspects of the freight business, there are as many potentially disruptive factors, […]

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A day in the life of a Seafarer 2 – #seafarersmatter

As you know, the 25th of June every year is celebrated as the DAY OF THE SEAFARER under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).. Day of the Seafarer (DotS as it has come to be known), is celebrated to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil […]

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The game of container spotting

I have always said there is never a dull moment in the shipping and freight industry..  There is always something new, interesting, controversial, educational happening.. Below is an article from The Wall Street Journal by Erica E. Phillips which talks about a new phenomenon related to containers called “Container Spotting”.. Very interesting to say the least.. INDIANAPOLIS—Charles Fox was walking […]