From the Ecosystem

PORTIC Barcelona integrates systems with TradeLens to offer added transparency and security

The port community system (PCS) of the Barcelona Port Community has started the information exchange with the platform created by Maersk and IBM

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Challenges and opportunities facing electronics global supply chains

Supply chains in the technology and electronics industry continue to face unprecedented challenges in the global marketplace. Here are our industry predictions for the next 5 to 10 years.

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Port call optimization: Two sides of the same coin

There are different perspectives to look at the optimization of port calls. At the core of these ideas are a few aspects that are essential to make it work.

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How global importers solve a trillion-dollar inventory management problem

Manufacturers, retailers and customers expect real-time answers to the when and where of their containers — and supply chain managers and import managers need faster and more accurate ways to provide them.

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A chat on the trends facing the world’s chemical supply chain

The chemical industry is under rapid evolution to strike the balance between becoming lean and cost efficient while fulfilling increasing customer demands.

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Where is my container, where is my cargo, and where is my coffee?

The next time you walk into your local coffee shop and order, think about the logistics and effort that went in behind it. NKG explains the way TradeLens is helping them manage logistics in new ways.

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When should firms use intermodal transportation — and why?

While intermodal transportation is a vast category that can include many methods of shipment, rail and trucking are the means most commonly associated within the industry. Assessing the benefits of intermodal transportation for any one business will depend on metrics collected by the industry. TradeLens provides secure and consistent access to unprecedented levels of event data including first and last mile, published directly from its source.

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What are the differences between 3PL and 4PL?

In recent years, there has been a consolidated effort to nail down precise definitions of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) and Fourth-Party Logistics (4PL). Given this history, many in the shipping industry, to say nothing of their clients across the global supply chain, have sometimes struggled to differentiate between 3PL vs 4PL logistics. Here’s what you need to know to better understand the differences and determine which one is right for you.

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New members set stage for next wave of TradeLens growth

The addition of leading carriers will bolster what is already an extensive and diverse ecosystem of supply chain partners using TradeLens today. On this occasion, we thought it would be a great time to highlight a number of new and recent additions.

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Asian ecosystem grows and businesses benefit

Ecosystems emerge as a result of digitization when businesses seize the opportunity to create and deliver new customer solutions. Unlike traditional product businesses, which focus on costs, revenues and profits, platforms focus on interactions: exchanges of value between producers and consumers on the platform.

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