Nolan Transportation Group | July 29, 2022
Nolan Transportation Group (NTG), a part of Transportation Insight Holding Company (TI), and a leading provider of non-asset, tech-enabled logistics and brokerage solutions in North America, and Flexport, the platform for global logistics, announced a strategic partnership to integrate their technology for greater visibility across global supply chains. The partnership will offer technology-enabled solutions across all transportation modes, including Full Truckload (FTL), Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Expedited, Drayage, and Final Mile.
“Global importers are dealing with historic complexity and unpredictability, and are in need of simple, efficient solutions to keep their goods moving, This partnership creates a seamless experience for Flexport customers to manage their transportation operations. Together, we will give shippers the visibility, flexibility, and control they need to navigate these unsteady times from a single, integrated platform instead of having to use a mix of providers and solutions with different user interfaces.”
-Geoff Kelley, president & COO of TI and NTG.
The partnership will combine NTG’s and Flexport’s technology with operational expertise to offer customers visibility and control across their supply chains. NTG’s dedicated client services team will manage shipments and communicate with clients via Flexport’s all-encompassing trucking software, Transmission, ensuring a seamless shipping experience from end-to-end. Customers will be able to access over 80,000 carriers in NTG’s network, ensuring reliable volume and capacity amid market volatility. They will also gain access to NTG’s AI-powered technology and predictive analytics to streamline processes and make better-informed decisions as they navigate fast-changing markets.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Nolan Transportation Group (NTG) to expand our end-to-end service offerings and provide a fully integrated, tech-enabled experience for Flexport clients. This partnership will offer greater visibility and control for global consignees, which is key for their success during such times of uncertainty, Flexport and NTG share a commitment to using technology to build a fully-digitized shipment lifecycle for the benefit of our customers, and we’re excited to collaborate with NTG towards this vision.”
-Will Urban, Flexport Chief Revenue Officer
This is the latest step towards Flexport and NTG’s shared vision: to enable a fully-digitized shipment lifecycle. As part of the joint product roadmap, NTG’s proprietary Beon™ Digital Logistics Platform will integrate directly with the Flexport Platform via API. Ultimately, clients will have a seamless shipping experience that includes rates and available capacity, load tendering and booking, load status updates, estimated delivery time, and shipper onboarding, all via the Flexport Platform. Businesses of all sizes, such as Serena & Lily, are already using the Flexport-NTG integration to mitigate supply chain challenges and better manage their warehouse receiving operations.
“Flexport’s partnership, commitment to transparency, and quality providers help Serena & Lily transport goods throughout the US. Its innovative technology provides end-to-end visibility of our supply chain, which is critical to our success and growth,” said Jennifer Schwartz, Transportation Manager at Serena & Lily. “Flexport listens, delivers on promise and will go the extra mile to ensure customer success, as it did when the team introduced NTG to Serena & Lily to mitigate supply chain challenges like container backlogs at ports. NTG’s approach to flexibility has helped with receiving challenges and enabled Serena & Lily to control how and what products are delivered to the warehouse.”
About Transportation Insight Holding Company
Transportation Insight Holding Company (TI) is the combination of industry-leading logistics providers Transportation Insight and Nolan Transportation Group (NTG). TI brings over two decades of multi-modal expertise and technology to the logistics industry and ranks amongst North America’s largest logistics companies. TI services more than 14,000 shippers and over 80,000 carriers through its proprietary Beon™ digital logistics platform – a single point of access to TI’s mode-agnostic network and services from port-to-porch™. The TI services and digital product portfolio spans across North America, offering domestic freight and parcel transportation solutions, warehousing, data intelligence, and supply chain consulting. For more information visit: www.TIholdco.com.
We believe trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easy for everyone. Flexport is the platform for global logistics — empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. Companies of all sizes — from emerging brands to Fortune 500s — used Flexport technology to move nearly $19B of merchandise across 112 countries in 2021.
SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY
FPT Software | May 31, 2022
FPT Software, Vietnam's premier IT firm, has just formed a strategic cooperation with Landing AI, a leader in AI and machine vision in Silicon Valley. Both firms will use their artificial intelligence (AI) expertise to develop end-to-end visual inspection solutions and drive computer vision adoption across industries.
FPT Software will promote LandingLensTM, an enterprise Machine Learning Model Operationalization Management (MLOps) platform that generates, iterates, and operationalizes AI-powered visual inspection solutions. This platform allows businesses to assess inspection procedures, evaluate product conditions, delete defective products, and more using deep learning technology. Users enjoy improved accuracy and streamlined processes, allowing them to scale quickly while lowering operational expenses.
this strategic alliance will extend the company’s AI capabilities and benefit its large customer base globally. We are excited to join hands with Landing AI to deliver world-class visual inspection solutions to our customers across the globe, Whether it is manufacturing, automotive, pharmaceutical, or food and beverage, all sectors need consistency in their product quality. I am confident that our partnership can help companies in those industries improve their quality control with better data.”
-Mr. Pham Minh Tuan, FPT Software’s Chief Executive Officer
FPT Software has been active in upscaling its key advanced technologies such as AI, Cloud, Hyper-automation, Blockchain, and so on, with the goal of being among the top 50 digital transformation service providers by 2030. The corporation has several initiatives in AI, including cooperation with Mila, the world's largest deep learning institute, to improve its AI skills and the establishment of an AI Center in Binh Dinh, Vietnam. In the following years, FPT Software hopes to turn this important territory into the country's first-ever AI valley.
INRIX | July 15, 2022
INRIX Inc., a world leader in mobility analytics and connected car services, announced it has been selected by The Eastern Transportation Coalition (TETC) as the only vendor to support all dataset categories in its Traffic Data Marketplace (TDM).
The TDM provides Coalition member agencies the opportunity to select from prequalified vendors in six different dataset categories: Travel Time and Speed, Origin-Destination, Freight, Waypoint, Volume, and Conflation. INRIX is the only company prequalified in all six categories, enabling a one-stop shop for consistent datasets. INRIX currently publishes travel time and speed data for 500,000 miles, volume data for 1.1 million miles, and generates aggregated and anonymous Origin-Destination/waypoint data for over 40 million trips daily in the TETC region. INRIX also offers conflation services in partnership with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), a nationally recognized leader in geospatial data and analysis.
"As we begin our 15th year supporting the TETC and its member agencies with our travel time and speed data, we are thrilled to be able to expand our innovation further into new datasets and insights, With one of the nation's most robust source data, derived from tens of millions of connected passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and mobile devices, INRIX looks forward to continued collaboration on ground-breaking cost-effective mobility data uses.
-Bryan Mistele, Co-founder and CEO of INRIX.
The TDM has its origins in the Vehicle Probe Project (VPP), which began in 2008 with the primary goal of providing TETC members with the ability to acquire reliable, real-time travel time and speed data for their entire roadway network without the need for sensors and other hardware. INRIX was the original VPP service provider and is the only company that has continuously supported TETC since 2008. Ten statewide agencies, with nearly 75 million in collective population, license INRIX services through the VPP to help streamline daily operations, improve safety, pinpoint investments, and deliver better traveler services.
"INRIX has been a long-term partner providing travel time and speed data to the Coalition and many of our member agencies, INRIX data has been integral to helping the Coalition prove that scalable, virtual infrastructure is possible – and in many cases preferred – over investing in physical infrastructure We appreciate their service expansion to address all TDM dataset categories desired by our members."
-Denise Markow, Director, TSMO Program of The Eastern Transportation Coalition.
INRIX also offers multiple additional service options to TETC members via the TDM, including:
INRIX Signal Analytics, enabling agencies to identify and reduce excessive delay and resulting energy and carbon emissions at signalized intersections. Signal Analytics generates current and historic daily, weekly, and monthly performance metrics for movements and approaches, and monitors travel times of trips traversing distinct corridors for over 100,000 traffic signals in the TETC region.
HELP, in partnership with Information Logistics, an innovative service for establishing direct two-way communication with travelers during roadway closures or other emergencies leveraging FEMA's Emergency Alerting System.
Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alerts, in partnership with Drivewyze, real-time traffic alerts to commercial motor vehicle drivers on rural and intercity corridors where other options for real-time communications are limited, to reduce crashes and fatalities.
Replica, leveraging INRIX to provide data and insights about the built environment and the ways people interact with it. Replica's data offers a holistic, nationwide picture of mobility, people, land use, and economic activity. By turning vast, disparate datasets into cohesive insights, Replica empowers people who shape the built environment to make the most informed, impactful decisions.
The TDM will be active for the next four years, with the potential for eight years in total if all option periods are utilized. INRIX provides significant discounts for combining multiple dataset purchases, and multi-year purchases. Services are immediately available for licensing by member agencies through the Coalition from July 1, 2022 forward. For more information visit: https://tetcoalition.org/projects/transportation-data-marketplace/
Founded in 2004, INRIX pioneered intelligent mobility solutions by transforming big data from connected devices and vehicles into mobility insights. This revolutionary approach enabled INRIX to become one of the leading providers of data and analytics into how people move. By empowering cities, businesses, and people with valuable insights, INRIX is helping to make the world smarter, safer, and greener. With partners and solutions spanning across the entire mobility ecosystem, INRIX is uniquely positioned at the intersection of technology and transportation – whether its keeping road users safe, improving traffic signal timing to reduce delay and greenhouse gasses, optimizing last mile delivery, or helping uncover market insights. Learn more at INRIX.com.