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These 3 Proxy Metrics Can Give your Terminal a Competitive Edge

These 3 Proxy Metrics Can Give your Terminal a Competitive Edge

Ask any seasoned executive, and they will tell you that metrics are critical in tracking company performance. We wrote about important KPIs to track in a terminal, but when it comes to operational performance evaluation, management should also be tracking proxy metrics. A proxy metric or variable is an indirect

The Different Types of Stripping and Stuffing (Infographic)

Ever wonder about the different types of stripping and stuffing at a port terminal? We created an infographic to break down these terms and concepts to help illustrate what happens to cargo at ports. Read on below to learn more shipping industry terms and be sure to share the infographic
5 Predictions for the Shipping Industry in 2017

5 Predictions for the Shipping Industry in 2017

After an unprecedented 2016, the shipping industry has given us a lot to think about. Trade growth was stagnant in 2016, stuck at 2015 levels of 2.8%. Hanjin left $14B worth of goods at sea. Flexport raised USD $65MM in venture capital to forever change freight forwarding. Uber acquired
The Cloud is Coming: How to Prepare your Port Terminal

The Cloud is Coming: How to Prepare your Port Terminal

Cloud services are dominating the workspace. The average business uses 1,427 cloud services, ranging from Dropbox to Google Cloud to Amazon Web Services. These enterprise cloud services account for 71.3% of the total services in use by the average organization. It is the norm for most businesses. Bottom
The Law of Accelerating Returns in the Shipping Industry

The Law of Accelerating Returns in the Shipping Industry

In his book The Singularity is Near, Ray Kurzweil coins the term “The Law of Accelerating Returns”. This author, computer scientist, futurist, and Google advisor discusses how technological change is exponential and not linear. Kurzweil notes, “we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will

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