Technology

Award-winning MVT moves up to the next level

MVT, Metro’s cloud-based, hyper secure, operations and supply chain management system is moving up to version 4.0 Multi award-winning MVT connects shippers to their entire supply chain, providing real-time visibility, milestone event management, control and intelligence, in a secure cloud based environment. This is down to Purchase Order and SKU levels. For twenty years Metro

Metro leading the way in industry digitalisation

Leading analysts warn that some freight forwarders and 3PLs will be unable to respond quickly to supply chain changes and the technology that supports it. Metro already have the answer. As global manufacturing, and the supply chains that support it, continue to be transformed by new technology, experts are predicting the emergence of a new

Challenging shipping and supply chains

As the Coronavirus pandemic has spread globally, deep supply and demand shocks have severely disrupted international trade. Marine Traffic a data solutions provider is hosting a series of digital sessions on the future of shipping and what container movements may tell us about our return to prosperity. The challenges thrown up by the current situation

India approve use of ‘Blockchain’ Bills of Lading

Just weeks after we reported on the Digital Container Shipping Association’s (DCSA) initiative to enable the collaboration necessary for achieving full eBL adoption, India is set to allow bills of lading to be filed over a blockchain platform. India’s efforts to digitise its maritime supply chains has become increasingly urgent as the paper-based administrative processes

Digital disruption is just noise

Digital disruptors will no more kill-off today’s forwarding sector than the advent of European rail did in the 1800s, according to director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), Robert Keen. This week Robert Keen (pictured) described comments from a ‘disrupter’, that with digitalisation accelerating globally as a result of COVID-19, it believes the