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New logistics software upgrades from Oracle released last week

New logistics software upgrades from Oracle released last week-Forwardernews

According to spokesmen, these releases enable managers seeking to reduce costs, streamline compliance with global trade regulations, and accelerate customer fulfillment, to utilize these significant needs on a single, integrated platform.
Oracle’s Vice President, SCM Product Strategy, Derek Gittoes, told LM in an interview that the dual releases may provide managers with real-time asset and cargo tracking that enhances the security of their supply chains.
“With this solution, they can be alerted to deviations in their shipment plans that may be indicative of security breaches,” he said... “For example, a truck that makes an unscheduled stop or a truck that takes an unplanned route.”

IBM and Maersk launch blockchain to reduce shipping time and costs

IBM and Maersk launch blockchain to reduce shipping time and costs-Forwardernews

TradeLens takes advantage of the blockchain, the decentralized public ledger behind such tech as cryptocurrency — to enable global trade to be more efficient and secure. More than 94 companies and organizations are supporting the project in the name of transparency, information sharing, and innovation.
Those 94 organizations are actively involved in or have agreed to participate in the TradeLens platform built on open standards as early adopters.

How Technology is Key to Logistics Management

How Technology is Key to Logistics Management-Forwardernews

Q: What devices do you use daily? 

A: Ryan's team of nearly 125 employees rely on technology because of the data-driven nature of their business.
Ryan says, "The devices we use must be capable of handling the data demands, but, moreover, they must be fast and flexible." To meet this demand, Circle 8 Logistics team members use desktop and laptop computers, iPads and smartphones with connectivity to cloud-based applications from almost anywhere.

Q: What technology do you use to get ahead of your competition? 

Maersk extends contract for advanced vessel tracking & monitoring solutions

Maersk extends contract for advanced vessel tracking & monitoring solutions-Forwardernews

Over the past 18 months, the BigOceanData vessel tracking system has successfully been used to track Maersk Line’s fleet using fused data feeds. This is where the BigOceanData system takes Maersk’s own vessel data received via Fleet Broadband and combines it with satellite and terrestrial AIS, all backed up by ‘pay-as-you-go’ Inmarsat-C. This delivers a service capable of providing position reports every 10 minutes both in the open ocean and coastal waters. Maersk can then apply this information to optimize the performance of the fleet. This service is now covering up to 2,000 vessels carrying Maersk cargo and is accessed by up to 500 users.
BOD SSAS integration for 300 vessels

Abu Dhabi Ports Launches First Domestic Blockchain Solution for Logistics

Abu Dhabi Ports Launches First Domestic Blockchain Solution for Logistics-Forwardernews

Maqta Gateway has developed and launched Silsal — a blockchain-based technology that aims to improve efficiency in the shipping and logistics industry.
According to Construction Business News, Silsal will initially be available to freight forwarders and their customers, with the new system being rolled out to “the rest of the trade community as a complementary tool to the existing mPCS (Maqta’s Port Community System).”
Using an internal blockchain, Abu Dhabi Ports hopes to reduce paperwork, facilitate real-time status updates and accelerate information exchange.

When freight startups seek funding, it’s about product fit and the team, say top investors

If you walk a transportation conference floor these days, you will be hard-pressed to identify all the companies showing their products and services. New innovations and technology solutions are infiltrating...

Charging All-Electric Trucks

Charging All-Electric Trucks

As trucking fleets prepare for the availability of all-electric, plug-in Class 8 tractors, they are evaluating existing power capabilities at terminal locations and working through what’s needed for charging infrastructure to support these vehicles.

Both UPS Inc. and Ryder System Inc. are working with Tesla Inc. to develop charging infrastructure to support the tractors that the fleets have preordered. Tesla has said its all-electric tractors will be available in 2019.

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