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February 22, 2018

Opinion Piece: Optimisation needs to be seen from the landside as well

Port congestion, whilst a hot topic, is not a new one. There are many articles and stories on the problem and solutions offered to minimise the impact on the port side. Let’s focus on how the issue is addressed landside. Most supply chain stakeholders are EDI-enabled. While individual businesses recognise and have implemented electronic solutions to…

February 22, 2018

Opinion Piece: How Automated Vehicles Will Transform Freight Logistics in Australia

In November 2016 Australia’s Transport Ministers decided to reform vehicle regulations so that fully automated vehicles will be allowed to travel our roads from 2020. It will be a major disruption to the transport industry, one that forces vehicle booking systems to the next level. Not only will logistics systems book vehicles and log manifests, they will…

February 22, 2018

Opinion Piece: Digital Disruption in Australia and the Global Logistics Industry

With more and more organisations and business leaders talking about ‘Digital Transformation’, ‘Digital Disruption’ and ‘Digital Density’, it’s important to know that while these three phrases all mean something different, in a business sense all three matter to the future and growth of a business and the economy. A study by Accenture Strategy contends that ‘If the…

February 22, 2018

Opinion Piece: The invention of Wi-Fi (WLAN) and the Digital Transformation of Businesses

Did you know WLAN (commonly known as Wi-Fi) was invented at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) by a team of Australian scientists over 20 years ago? Did you know that 6.4 billion devices are connected to the internet in 2016 and it’s expected to hit 24 Billion devices by 2020? That is almost 4…

February 22, 2018

Opinion Piece: What is an API and how are APIs used in the global logistics world?

Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features or data of an operating system, application or other service. In other words, it’s a simple way for connecting to, integrating with and extending software systems. APIs are a messaging format that allows data…

February 22, 2018

Opinion Piece: Changing Face of Container Logistics

Moving Towards the Ultimate Platform An industry platform that covers all aspects of container logistics needs to integrate all the steps involved in shipping, storage and redirection. It would be accessible to all stakeholders in the port community, and make business sense through savings in efficiency and a decrease in container down-time. Just as Google…

February 22, 2018

Opinion Piece: Integrating Freight Logistics with the Internet of Things

For most of its life, the internet was a network of computers. Every computer in the world has the potential to be exchanging data on this universal platform. But since the late 90s, we’ve been asking the internet to connect things other than computers. These ‘things’ include smartphones, thermostats, rain gauges, CCTV cameras and fast…

February 22, 2018

Opinion Piece: Data is the New Oil: How Big Data is Transforming Logistics

The phrase ‘data is the new oil’ has entered the world of freight logistics to suggest a commodity without which the industry grinds to a halt. That’s certainly one interpretation – many sectors of industry would become redundant if data stopped flowing. But there has always been data, and to understand the impact of the…

February 21, 2018

Modal software upgrade

Please note: we are currently upgrading Modal. Modal is currently unavailable and will be available shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience.

February 19, 2018

Opinion Piece: Artificial Intelligence in the Port Landside Community

The Internet of Things is now an industry catchphrase, along with the big data that it generates. But more recently AI – artificial intelligence – has also begun to capture the imagination of businesses looking to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Together, IoT and AI herald a new era in the landside port community, opening…