New multimodal PO tracking offering is released by FourKites

Chicago-based FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, recently announced it has rolled out a new multimodal purchase order (PO) tracking for all freight in the FourKites system. The company said that this offering provides shippers, carriers, and receivers with the “power, flexibility and granularity to track the full lifecycle of shipments using their associated PO numbers,” adding that PO tracking greatly simplifies freight visibility for stakeholders—including inbound logistics, track-and-trace, customer service, procurement/materials management, merchandising—that manage the exchange and transportation of goods primarily via PO numbers.

Opportunities Gust Off US Shores

Throughout the world, offshore wind is on a growth trajectory. With green energy mandates from states in New England and the mid-Atlantic, the U.S. is joining the fray. Consultants Wood MacKenzie, in its U.S. Offshore Wind Outlook 2020-2029…

SCHOTTEL to Open Service Center in Russia

German propulsion specialist SCHOTTEL's management board approved the acquisition of a 3,000-square-meter plot of land in Saint Petersburg, Russia, paving way for the construction of a new service center to strengthen OOO SCHOTTEL’s market position…

AI- and Solar-powered Autonomous Ship Mayflower Launched

A new Mayflower has been launched in Plymouth, 400 years after its historic namesake set sail from southwest England to America.The new vessel won't be carrying pilgrim settlers across the Atlantic. In fact, it won't hold any crew or passengers at all.

NZ Fines Master for Leaving Port with Known Engine Problems

A cargo ship master and chief engineer have been sentenced and fined after admitting to charges relating known engine problems that led to their ship to lose power and run aground at the Port of Tauranga in July.The Singapore-registered log…

Forward Air acquires CLW Delivery Inc., in move geared towards expanding final mile services

Greeneville, Tenn.-based asset-light freight and logistics services provider Forward Air Corporation announced it has acquired the assets of Johnson City, Tenn.-based CLW Delivery Inc., a privately held final mile provider specializing in last-mile logistics and in-home installation services for national retailers and manufacturers, for cash consideration of $5.5 million.

DAT Truckload Volume Index highlights surging spot market rates in August

The August edition of the DAT Truckload Volume Index, which was issued this week by DAT Freight & Analytics, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies and operator of an online marketplace for spot market truckload freight, highlighted how spot market truckload rates approached all-time highs in August, with various trucking segments seeing rate and load-to-truck ratio gains.

Mundra congestion compounds India’s lingering COVID-19 woes

Severe congestion at India’s prime container harbor, Mundra, is pushing back shipper efforts to clear order backlogs created during COVID-19 lockdowns and seize resurgent growth opportunities presented by evolving global...

DOT funds to boost upgrades at Charleston, Everett

The Port of Charleston plans to better manage containers and chassis traffic near Walmart’s planned distribution center there. Washington’s Port of Everett will...

Damen Launches Dredger for Hanson

On September 11, Damen Shipyards Group launched a Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 at its Galati yard in Romania. Damen is building the MAD for UK-based Hanson, who will use the vessel to conduct offshore aggregate extraction in water depths…