Author Archive for Adrian Gonzalez

This Week in Logistics News (April 15-19, 2019)

It’s Good Friday and the beginning of Passover, so I’ll keep it short today. This week’s supply chain and logistics news was dominated by investment news, including Sumeru Equity Partners’ investment in 3Gtms (a Talking Logistics sponsor). As I wrote back in October, when it comes to transportation management systems (TMS), there is always something […]

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The Future of Ocean Data Sharing and Visibility

Over the past few years there have been many advancements in freight visibility technology, particularly in trucking. Those advancements are now making their way into other modes of transportation, including ocean transport. What factors are driving this trend? How are these advancements improving the way data is shared in ocean transportation? How are companies leveraging […]

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Supply Chain Cyber Attacks: How Prepared Are You?

Norwegian aluminum maker Norsk Hydro was the latest company to fall victim to a cyber attack. On March 19 the company “halted some of its production and switched other units to manual operation after hackers blocked its systems with ransomware,” as reported by Reuters. After several weeks of running operations in manual mode, the company […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2019)

Today’s post was written by a robot. Well, not really, but robots are already writing news stories. As Nicole Martin (a human, I believe) highlighted in a recent Forbes article, “The Washington Post has a robot reporting program called Heliograf. In its first year, it produced approximately 850 articles and earned The Post an award […]

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Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years, which is hard to believe sometimes. I got started just as the dotcom craze was taking off, with new logistics startups coming to market every day (all of them announcing they were “The world’s leading provider of X” even though they were just a few months […]

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Low-Sulfur Fuel in Ocean Shipping: Are You Preparing?

New Low-Sulfur Fuel Mandate in Ocean Shipping In a recent Talking Logistics guest commentary, Mollie Bailey from Transplace writes, “On January 1, 2020, a new global regulation will be put into effect in the effort to reduce air pollution from container ships. Currently, most vessels can use bunker fuel (the maritime fuel that runs large […]

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