iTrackFreight 4 U

Do we need another freight tracking app?  Apparently so. iTrackFreight is making freight shipping more flexible by streamlining modifications to shipping orders. It has some competition, though. Besides UPS, there are several startups…

Will Kargo Survive?

It's no secret that many industries are struggling right now, in part due to supply chains that lack enough workers to keep goods moving. In Indonesia, one company trying to solve this problem is Kargo Technologies. Kargo is a shipping…

Freightos and FedEx

One of the most recent partnerships in shipping logistics, Freightos and FedEx are partnering to digitize their operations. FedEx will get access to Freightos's WebCargo, which includes rate management, air cargo pricing, eBooking, and…

Convoy is truckin’ along

Convoy, an on-demand shipping network founded in 2015, recently raised $400 million in a Series D funding round, bringing their valuation to $2.75 billion. This round included T. Rowe Price, Baillie Gifford, Fidelity, and others. …

Salesforce acquires MapAnything

In April of 2019, Salesforce acquired MapAnything, a location-based intelligence company that provides software to optimize route planning and asset management. Founded in 2009 and having raised $84 million in funding, MapAnything stood…

Skybitz Inc. renews efforts in Asset Management

In the late 2000s, Skybitz Inc. was filing a large number of patents regarding asset management, but that tapered off in the early part of this decade. In that time, filings related to tracking continued, but only recently do we see that…

Accenture believes blockchain is the next frontier of supply chain management

Accenture believes blockchain technology will be instrumental in optimizing supply chains. In March of 2016, Accenture evidenced this belief by hiring Joseph Francis, an expert in digital supply chain transformation. Since hiring Francis,…

Breaking into Blockchain

Tech and shipping giant Amazon has an application pending related to the use of blockchain to track inventory through a shipping network.  Such a move is natural for a company which already boasts their own blockchain management…

A New Challenger?

Route4Me, a routing optimization platform, seeks to save shipping companies from manual planning.  They bill themselves as an alternative to Google Maps and use an app to coordinate continuously tracked mobile drivers with a…

Cargometrics seeks to revolutionize maritime shipping with big data

CargoMetrics Technologies, a Boston based freight tracking and analytics company, is relatively new to the space but is already making a big splash. The company, which has five patent documents in the digital asset management space…

Transportation Logistics Management Overview

Scope of Analysis: The sector limits its examination of the shipping process between the time when a shipper begins to choose a carrier to when the freight gets to its destination city. The focus of our analysis was at the level of asset…

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