Biggest Indian Cargo Company Wants to Build an Uber for Shipping

By P R Sanjai (Bloomberg) -- Allcargo Logistics Ltd. is emulating Uber Technologies Inc. to boost its business of sharing marine containers. A unit of the Mumbai-based Allcargo, ECU Worldwide, which aggregates orders from clients, plans to use Uber’s model to make it easier for clients to book marine freight. Allcargo, which reported a drop in profit in four of the past … [Read more...]

CMA CGM Looking to Expand Logistic Business with Investment in CEVA Logistics

CMA CGM, the world's third largest container shipping company by TEU capacity, will acquire 25% stake in supply chain management company CEVA Logistics as the French shipping giant looks to grow its presence in the logistics sector. CMA CGM announced Friday that it has committed to subscribe for mandatory convertible securities of CEVA in an estimated amount between 380 and … [Read more...]

TEU Tokens and Blockchain Could Shape the Future of Container Shipping

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) - Blockchain initiative 300cubits has created a new type of cryptocurrency to solve liner shipping’s US$23bn “booking shortfall” conundrum. Named TEU, the de-facto industry currency is distributed as tokens on the Ethereum network and will be tradeable on various global cryptocurrency exchanges. 300cubits claims the tokens will help to … [Read more...]

Blockchain Technology: Friend or Foe?

MTS Logistics is a C-TPAT and ISO9001:2008 certified NVOCC specializing in LCL, FCL, and project sea freight shipments. With the help of their global agency network, they are able to provide import and export services to and from a wide range of international destinations including, but not limited to, South America, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and … [Read more...]

Survey Says, Shippers Want Partnership With Carriers

By Gavin van Marle (TheLoadstar) Shippers would prefer to be treated by container lines as partners rather than customers, according to a new survey. Shippers want to be partners with carriershe European Shippers’ Council (ESC) and logistics consultancy Drewry Supply Chain Advisors jointly surveyed hundreds of shippers around the world on series of 16 service attributes and … [Read more...]