Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Visibility

News & Analysis

19 May 2022
Software provider Everstream Analytics plans to use a new $24 million investment to expand the geographic reach of its suite of supply chain risk and network planning products.
17 May 2022
Hapag-Lloyd's sensor initiative is aimed at maximizing the use of its container fleet in an environment where global port congestion has reduced the number of turns each box makes on an annual basis.
04 May 2022
Hapag-Lloyd’s investment in container tracking hardware has visibility providers hoping to capitalize on better container location data to feed to their shipper customers.
29 Apr 2022
Hapag-Lloyd's move to equip its entire box fleet with sensors could herald a new era that unlocks new tools beyond mere visibility for carriers, even if tracking devices aren’t a cure-all for shipper supply chain woes.
26 Apr 2022
Hapag-Lloyd is betting customers will eventually demand that all its containers be trackable by sensors, leading it to commit to equipping its fleet of 3 million dry boxes starting next year.
11 Apr 2022
Shipment tracking device maker Tive has landed a $54 million cash infusion to build its global footprint and target more categories of shippers with location and condition monitoring solutions.
30 Mar 2022
project44 is aiming to provide non-traditional customers, like small shippers, consultants, and financial institutions with a high-level port congestion dashboard.
04 Mar 2022
The Port of Oakland and the Northwest Seaport Alliance have lent support to a Long Beach initiative designed to capture and make available container milestone information.
25 Feb 2022
The Federal Maritime Commission is being urged to implement processes that would allow US shippers to easily get accurate data on ocean freight.
17 Feb 2022
FourKites has partnered with e-commerce technology specialist Narvar to link predictive freight visibility with post-purchase solutions for retailers and brands aspiring to fulfill orders online.
10 Feb 2022
Paris-based visibility provider Shippeo is eyeing North America as it seeks to expand the competitive landscape of the fierce global predictive cargo visibility market.
08 Feb 2022
Traxens has received a cash infusion from its existing investors, a shot in the arm that enabled the Marseilles-based container tracking provider to acquire French competitor NEXT4.
18 Jan 2022
FourKites’ acquisition of European trucking and rail data provider NIC-place enhances its ability to get granular data on shipments in an increasingly competitive landscape for visibility.
11 Jan 2022
Customer growth, geographic expansion, and supply chain disruptions in 2021 helped multi-modal visibility provider project44 secure $420 million in new investment, its third multi-million-dollar funding round in 13 months.
04 Jan 2022
Blume Global’s acquisition of a sourcing collaboration platform gives it more upstream visibility into manufacturing activity after a year in which component shortages hampered international supply chains.
22 Dec 2021
The Port of Long Beach’s foray into providing cargo data for shippers has to be viewed within a confusing landscape of data providers, including the neighboring Port of Los Angeles.
09 Dec 2021
Transporeon has acquired ocean visibility provider Logit One, another bit of consolidation in a cargo visibility market that has already seen project44 and FourKites collectively roll up three competitors.
18 Nov 2021
Turvo has embedded ocean data from visibility provider OpenTrack to help shippers track container movements in a market where predictive insight into ocean is much in demand.
15 Nov 2021
The US Federal Maritime Commission is looking at how all the segments of the container supply chain trade off data in a bid to get greater efficiency.
10 Nov 2021
project44 is continuing its venture capital-fueled offensive to build a global, multimodal footprint by expanding in the Latin American market, where it currently has a limited footprint.
21 Oct 2021
Kuehne + Nagel and Blume Global are partnering to provide the forwarder a way to manage existing and potential drayage partners in a more efficient manner as shippers focus on their needs at destination.
20 Oct 2021
FourKites is helping its customers tackle the management of detention and demurrage charges through a dashboard that help them prioritize containers likely to incur free time fees.
19 Oct 2021
A funding round into Paris-based Wakeo is further evidence that investors believe the market for multimodal visibility isn’t slowing down, and that there is room for multiple players.
15 Oct 2021
A partnership between Transporeon and Roambee to marry telematics data with sensor-visibility data is a sign of the growing need for shippers to manage condition-sensitive shipments amid a congested global environment.
14 Oct 2021
project44 is moving beyond freight visibility into booking through a new product that uses carrier location data to identify when truckload capacity is soon to be available for freight brokers to book.
28 Sep 2021
Visibility provider FourKites has worked with consumer packaged goods customers to develop a way to connect orders to in-transit freight and yard data to improve supply chain planning.
21 Sep 2021
project44 continues its active 2021 with the $255 million acquisition of last-mile visibility platform Convey, the Chicago-based company’s largest purchase to date.
15 Sep 2021
Private equity fund Bridgepoint has funneled capital into supply chain technology provider Blume Global, which has customers in nearly every segment of the global logistics industry.
14 Sep 2021
Google Cloud is using project44 to boost the visibility prowess of its supply chain solutions, as cloud-hosting giants target the logistics industry.
13 Sep 2021
Taking aim at a lack of proof-of-delivery certainty in global logistics, Clockwork Logistics Systems has received financial backing from a range of logistics-focused investors.
10 Sep 2021
Container visibility data specialist Vizion’s latest funding round adds more fuel to a market searching for quality, real-time ocean freight milestone information to execution systems.
08 Sep 2021
More funding has flowed into container visibility solutions to address a growing need for shippers and their logistics providers to predict where and when disruptions are likely to occur.
30 Aug 2021
Acquisitions and large funding rounds have catapulted standalone multimodal platforms to market-leading positions, but the growing list of global and domestic visibility providers signals ongoing demand for different approaches to freight visibility.
11 Aug 2021
Early-stage logistics marketplace FreightMango will use container visibility data from Vizion to bolster its offerings to shippers, part of a wider trend of forwarding platfoms needing better tracking information.
08 Jul 2021
Sensor-based visibility provider Tive is teaming with vessel location data company MarineTraffic, adding to Tive’s growing network of complementary data providers.