Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Visibility

News & Analysis

30 Sep 2022
A trio of technology providers want to give shippers the ability to tie sensor-based container data to in-transit cargo insurance decisions.
29 Sep 2022
Tive has been piloting its new pharma product, which meets a variety of requirements around data security and storage, with 34 companies over the past two months.
27 Sep 2022
Shippers are seeking unified data across the modes they use, something that has prompted project44 to integrate data into a single platform it released Tuesday.
19 Sep 2022
Convoy is attempting to differentiate itself within the competitive freight broker landscape by using data gathered from its driver-mandated app to provide more execution-focused visibility insights.
13 Sep 2022
Linking ocean and air freight visibility has been an elusive challenge for shippers and logistics providers, which has led Vizion and BlueBox to combine their respective data products in a commercial partnership.
26 Aug 2022
Shippers in sectors such as aerospace, pharmaceuticals, and IT saw an average hit of $182 million from supply chain disruptions on an annualized basis, which technology provider Interos said will compel many companies to explore nearshoring options.
15 Aug 2022
Investors into logistics technology providers are focusing more on long-term profitability than growth at all costs, leading FourKites to join a growing list of companies to lay off employees to cut costs.
27 Jul 2022
The cost of physical devices to monitor freight shipments has always been a hurdle for providers, one that Tive is addressing through a new — and cheaper — shipping label-sized product that measures location and temperature.
20 Jul 2022
project44 executives say continued expected revenue growth and a healthy pipeline of new business cut against the notion that its move to let go of 63 employees is a sign of deteriorating fortunes.
19 Jul 2022
Visibility data provider Vizion has landed its third venture funding round in 18 months, a $14 million infusion that it will use to expand its product offerings and geographic footprint.
21 Jun 2022
FourKites will get access to previously internal shipment data from FedEx to train its predictive visibility system as part of a new planning and problem resolution platform called FourKites X.
03 Jun 2022
Gartner’s annual examination of the real-time visibility market changed little from 2021 to 2022, with the analyst identifying standalone visibility providers as continued leaders for the in-demand market.
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.