People, technology and solutions: BNSF Logistics is delivering what matters for your supply chain

BNSF Logistics is a Berkshire Hathaway company and subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC that delivers supply chain and logistics services around the globe.

Dan Curtis, President of BNSF Logistics, has led the company through an impressive evolution. Appointed in early 2018, Curtis brings his people-first mentality and dedication to innovation to work with him every day, resulting in a forward-thinking company culture. 

“I knew in order to transform this business, we had to do it from...

146 Mark Bell, General Manager, The Society for Gas as Marine Fuel

In episode 146 we meet Mark Bell, General Manager, The Society for Gas as Marine Fuel, and we speak about the fuels roadmap to 2030/2050 and what needs to be done now in order for us to achieve the goals set.

We cover a lot in this episode, bunker infrastructure, safety, alternative fuels, sulphur, carbon, regulations, engines – but also how to make the shipping industry more visible to the general public.

Mark is an engineer and he has been working for classification societies after he sailed...

FreightWaves Carrier Summit: Demo challenge accepted

Some of today’s most innovative and disruptive companies in the logistics industry showed off their products during FreightWaves’ first virtual Carrier Summit on Wednesday. 

Their challenge was to spotlight their products through engaging seven-minute presentations — with no PowerPoints allowed. Blume Global and Tenstreet presented during the afternoon demo block.

Blume Global

The transportation and logistics industry is in the midst of a technological revolution, but that does not mean that all...

Pandemic highlights how tech improvements propel companies forward

a pack of toilet paper on an otherwise empty store shelf

The coronavirus pandemic has pummeled the world economy, sparked record unemployment claims, stolen thousands of human lives and disrupted the way people live and work. It has also thrown the logistics industry for a loop, putting unprecedented pressure on essential goods suppliers and halting nonessential businesses in their tracks.

Now, states have loosened lockdowns, businesses have reopened and volume has come back into the market. As people try to create something akin to a new normal,...

Brokers cannot afford to put technology on back burner during pandemic

The logistics industry has always been colored by both seasonal volume shifts and whiplash capacity changes due to natural disasters and trade squabbles. Still, the coronavirus pandemic caught the world off guard, and it has ratcheted up the pressure on 3PLs and brokers to quickly adapt and employ new technologies as shippers demand even faster responses and more accurate information. 

Demands for real-time information and constant visibility are more frequent and complex than ever before. To...

FreightWaves LIVE @HOME: Fuller Speed Ahead with guest Peter Rentschler, CEO of CarrierDirect Innovations in the Market

On the first afternoon of FreightWaves LIVE @HOME, Craig Fuller, CEO of FreightWaves and Peter Rentschler, CEO of CarrierDirect, candidly discussed the innovation and strategies required for companies to remain agile in a pandemic-struck economy. 

“COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the businesses that are architected to move quickly and make fast decisions,” said Rentschler. “We had some clients that spent the first two weeks of the pandemic going to every Best Buy within a 100-mile radius buying...

Industry experience, continual innovation drive J.B. Hunt 360 technology platform

In the midst of rolling out the third phase of an aggressive strategy to disrupt and innovate efficiency in the supply chain through its digital freight matching platform, J.B. Hunt 360, Shelley Simpson said the COVID-19 pandemic hit and forced the company to pivot and adapt to its customers’, carriers’ and employees’ changing needs during these unprecedented times. 

“It’s made us really evaluate what our priorities are in our organization. We are even more focused on how we help our people, our...

EU to boost blue economy with new €75 million BlueInvest Fund

The European Commission announced partnership with the European Investment Fund, part of the European Investment Bank (EIB), to launch the BlueInvest Fund, a €75 million equity investment fund for the blue economy.

Emma Navarro, EIB Vice-President, and Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, launched the fund during the BlueInvest Day conference in Brussels on 4 February.

BlueInvest is a European Commission initiative that aims to improve access to finance and...