Logistic Technology Research

Logistics Technology –  April Update

This monthly report covers the latest in logistics technology investments, developments and milestones.

The first quarter of 2024 – with the Red Sea diversions continuing and a bridge collapse closing a major port in North America – came to a bumpy close last month. But more than a few examples show that logistics players are increasingly turning to technology for efficiency to ensure resiliency when things get more complicated. 

A recent blog from Freightos Group EVP of Global Partnerships, Joyce Tai, explored how demand for air cargo out of India following the Red Sea crisis led to airlines with more comprehensive digital visibility of their operations outperforming their counterparts in terms of customer experience and keeping cargo moving.  

And the last few weeks have continued to see more milestones reached in logtech too, from more progress in data standards, and eBookings, to – of course – additional focus on AI for logistics and supply chains. 


FourKites, BuyCo partner as freight industry evolves to ‘app-based’ future (JOC)

Smart tachographs in the EU: The technology leader perspective (IRU)

Groups urge DCSA members to implement standard on shipping schedules (JOC)

ONE Record a ‘turning point’, bringing real-time booking updates (The Loadstar)

CMA CGM drives clients to its booking platform with rewards scheme (Splash247)

Air Cargo

Swissport is launch customer for CHAMP’s Cargospot-neo (FreightWaves)

MSC Air Cargo benefits from for Descartes’ Air Messaging Solution (Air Cargo News)


Tech takes the wheel: Revolutionising logistics and customer convenience (Economic Times)

Transfix pursues anti-theft alliance among brokers, shippers with new tools (JOC)

Uber Freight expands drop-and-hook program with emphasis on utilization (JOC)

General Tech

Transformative AI for the Modern Maritime Industry (gCaptain)

Companies Are Seeking Real-World Supply-Chain Gains in New AI Tools (WSJ)

Blue Yonder to acquire One Network for $839M (FreightWaves) 

Slync’s technology finds new home in consulting group led by industry veteran (JOC)

Japan’s driver shortages spur innovation at warehouses (Nikkei Asia)

How logistics tech stack is opening up a growth trajectory for D2C businesses (Financial Express)

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