InnovationInternational Logistics

Sustainable maritime technology

Maritime technology applied to the entire industry has allowed not only shipping lines to become digital but also that ports, terminals, ship manufacturers, freight forwarders and even port cities change the way they see, act and cope with the issue of sustainability. On land or sea, maritime operations have become a digital business but are they sustainable too?   Whenever…
Yenny Barreto
September 7, 2019
International Logistics

The freight forwarder of the future: opportunity areas

The freight forwarder of the future will be the one that is already preparing to conquer it. The future of the maritime industry and global trade, while not predictable, can be projected as the largest user of digital technology and innovations, because it is growing and modernizing voraciously. So what are the opportunity areas that a freight forwarder can seize…
Yenny Barreto
August 29, 2019
InnovationInternational Logistics

Are you part of the shipping companies’ digital ecosystem?

The shipping companies’ digital ecosystem is growing very fast since they committed to taking the lead on the maritime industry’s digital transformation some time ago. Through this process, they have created digital ecosystems based on the use of blockchain technology that allows all players related to the global supply chain to participate. But, what benefits do they have to offer…
Yenny Barreto
August 15, 2019
International Logistics

Smart containers are taking over the sea

Are there now smart containers? In 1956, the transport entrepreneur Malcom McLean and the mechanical engineer Keith Tantlinger created the first container, but perhaps they never imagined how much it would be changed, although more in its function than in shape. Nowadays, containers do not only serve to move merchandise around but also to provide information that significantly helps the…
Yenny Barreto
July 18, 2019
International Logistics

Land or sea: digital freight forwarders vs. digital shipping lines

Digital freight forwarders vs. digital shipping lines, rather than showing how they compete with each other, let’s see what they have to offer, how these two branches of the business complement each other, and which are the customer benefits of using new technologies in maritime freight transport.   Digital shipping lines and digital freight forwarders are breaking through. As we…
Yenny Barreto
July 11, 2019
International Logistics

4 reasons to work in international logistics

The international logistics industry is one of the most complex but interesting ones. It is thriving and now becoming more attractive to new generations of graduates. This is a sector that covers almost every field and that continues to always grow because of its relevance to the world’s functioning. But, why pursue a career in international logistics? This is what…
International Logistics

Shipping lines are going digital

Shipping lines are part of one of the most traditional industries in the global business. Nevertheless, they have gradually started to pay more attention to new technologies in order to keep up with the market’s needs. Now, they have gotten to the point where three of the world’s top carriers are joining forces to speed up the digital transformation of…