Freightgate named Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Providers
Inbound Logistics has named Freightgate, Inc. a Top 100 Logistics IT provider for 2021. Freightgate offers a SaaS TMS solution that helps shippers, carriers and 3PLs optimize global supply chains and comply with government regulations. Freightgate’s multi-leg routing capabilities optimize routes across multiple modes of transportation including, ocean, air, rail and truck. Optimization may be based on cost, transit times, preferred carrier network or other factors important to the client.
Timeline: How the Suez Canal blockage unfolded across supply chains
The Ever Given was lodged in the canal for six days, blocking hundreds of ships from traversing the waterway. Days after the vessel was freed, hundreds of container ships were still waiting to get through the canal as a result of the backlog created by the blockage. Here is what unfolded over the six days in which the container ship was stuck, and its lingering effects on the supply chain.
How digital freight networks compare to traditional freight providers
In recent years, the global transportation industry has been actively catching up with other industries by digitizing its core function — assigning a shipper’s freight to the right carrier for the job, something that some logistics companies in 2021 still conduct manually, using spreadsheets and phone calls.
COVID-19 Global Trade Fallout: The container boom has lasting power
Over the course of 2021, ocean carriers will continue to operate at high capacity utilization levels, and ocean rates will remain high. Moreover, along with the need for elevated container circulation, high demand will continue to favor the Pacific Coast ports for Asian imports destined for the Midwest.