From the First Message to the Last Mile, BluJay’s Latest Software Releases Improve Complex Logistics

BluJay | May 04, 2020

BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services, has released version 20.1 of its transportation, distribution, and compliance software applications. BluJay’s latest version delivers new capabilities, integration, and compliance coverage to help increase efficiency and automation for customers. “We’ve never seen a time when supply chains have been under more stress yet been more critical – not just to a company’s health, but to a community’s and to a family’s health. At BluJay, we’ve always stressed the idea of Frictionless Supply Chains. Our solutions help our customers achieve this by getting food, healthcare, and other vital goods across borders faster and enabling white-glove delivery at a time when we need it most. The nearly 300 new features in our latest releases help our customers streamline processes and workflow, while providing better service to their customers,” said David Landau, Chief Product Officer at BluJay Solutions. The highlights of version 20.1 across BluJay’s supply chain execution applications include: Streamlined freight management and improved customer experience. BluJay’s Transportation Management for Shippers now offers a Client Portal, which allows clients of BluJay shippers to create orders and track their shipments. The TMS application also features an integration to Raven Logistics offering shippers comprehensive planning, execution, and tracking of rail freight. BluJay’s Transportation Management for Forwarders application now offers users a Supplier Invoice Verification module to help auto-match and streamline the invoice audit process for carrier and ocean freight invoices, saving time and money by flagging potential overbillings.

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ShipBob Launches FreightBob, an End-to-End Managed Freight Transportation Solution

ShipBob, | May 13, 2022

ShipBob, the leading global omnifulfillment platform, announced the launch of its end-to-end managed freight and inventory distribution program, FreightBob. The service includes ocean freight, which is powered by Flexport, combined with ShipBob’s cross-docking, automated inventory distribution, and goods transfers across their fulfillment network. Current and future merchants that use ShipBob’s fulfillment solution and ship inventory from China to the U.S. (to start) can achieve faster transit times, lower freight costs, greater visibility, and the ability to distribute inventory more seamlessly across ShipBob’s fulfillment centers.By working with Flexport as part of its service offerings, ShipBob is the first fulfillment company to successfully execute ocean freight distribution by chartering boats specifically reserved for customers’ goods. Over the last few months, ShipBob piloted the program by delivering shipping containers directly from China to their Southern California fulfillment centers via ocean freight. Once in Southern California, ShipBob then automatically distributed the inventory across the United States to their final fulfillment center destination to start shipping orders directly to consumers. The entire process took just over two weeks and has been repeated many times over. “We’re thrilled to offer FreightBob to our existing and future ecommerce clients, unlocking a seamless, cost-efficient and dependable inventory distribution service, said ShipBob Co-Founder and CEO, Dhruv Saxena. FreightBob will enable some of today’s fastest-growing ecommerce brands to navigate volatile freight markets, all while meeting strong U.S. consumer demand.” “Shippers will continue to face unreliable transit times, service levels and cost transparency for years to come It’s imperative we collaborate with like-minded leaders in the global logistics space to provide the infrastructure and services to help fast-growing ecommerce brands meet the demand and expectations of their customers.” -Steve Bozicevic, Sr. Director, New Product Development at Flexport. FreightBob will initially be open to all customers shipping LCL (less than container load) ocean freight containers from China to the U.S. The associated costs are comparable to other LCL ocean freight carriers that take two or three times as long. “FreightBob was about 30-40% faster than anything else we’ve sourced, From a pricing standpoint, I was looking at the total price that we were going to pay per unit, including shipping — rolled altogether, and it was still substantially cheaper than any of the quotes we received from other companies.” -Jerry Sever, COO at Complement This program is able to provide faster shipping times by loading inventory on faster ships and prioritizing delivery to ports strategically located in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, reducing transit times from the standard 45-60 days to 15-30 days (on average). With FreightBob, ShipBob customers will now have access to bi-weekly departures from China on ships that will then be transferred directly to ShipBob fulfillment centers in the U.S. FreightBob’s highly competitive rates are available for shipments as small as 1 cubic meter, allowing customers the ability to keep inventory flowing and shelves stocked. “FreightBob is too easy to use to not utilize The more time that I can save spending energy on things like freight and fulfillment, the more time I can spend on other details for my company. To know that I can trust somebody to complete the tedious stuff and be organized like I would is a huge stress reliever!” -Emily Coolbaugh, Logistics Coordinator at Driveline Baseball ShipBob brings FreightBob to market to help customers avoid spot market rates that often prevent accurate forecasting. FreightBob helps avoid varying freight rates that may result in profit degradation and/or increased cost for consumers by taking advantage of FreightBob's flat pricing structure (per cubic meter freight rate), inclusive of delivery and custom clearance fees, all designed to simplify cost projections and promote ease of use. While this solution is currently for delivering shipping containers directly from China to the West Coast and East Coast of the United States, it will be expanded worldwide in 2022. For more information on FreightBob, please visit: https://product.shipbob.com/freightbob About ShipBob ShipBob is the leading global omnifulfillment platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses to provide them access to best-in-class supply chain and fulfillment capabilities. The ShipBob platform provides merchants with a single view of their business and customers across all of their sales channels, and enables them to manage products, inventory, orders and shipments, and leverage analytics and reporting to run their business effectively. Founded in 2014 out of Chicago, ShipBob was launched through Y Combinator by co-founders Dhruv Saxena and Divey Gulati, two entrepreneurs who saw a need for more efficient shipping for ecommerce businesses. Today, the company has raised $330.5 million in funding and operates a global logistics network with 30 fulfillment centers across five countries, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Union and Australia. Learn more by visiting shipbob.com. About Flexport 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.

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TRANSPORTATION

Penske Adds Ford E-Transit Cargo Vans to its Rental and Leasing Fleet

Penske | April 19, 2022

Penske Truck Leasing today announced it has ordered 750 all-electric Ford E-Transit cargo vans. The company is taking delivery of its first several vehicles in the next several weeks. The move follows successfully piloting the vehicles late last year.We're excited to help bring these new vehicles to market as both a rental and full-service lease option for our customers," said Art Vallely, president of Penske Truck Leasing. "We continue to expand and diversify our fleet of electric vehicles and to offer new options for customers seeking more sustainable choices when it comes to transportation. Penske's first Ford E-Transit vehicles will be made available in Southern California with other locations around the U.S. phased in later in the year. These are the first light-duty electric trucks to be made available in Penske's rental and leasing fleet, as previously announced. Once these Ford E-Transit electric zero tailpipe emission vehicles go into service, they will be made available for both rental and longer-term full-service leasing. Penske's long-term plans include adding more of these units to its wider network of rental and leasing locations across North America. The Ford E-Transit is the first all-electric cargo van from a full-line automaker in North America as the electric version of the Ford Transit. It has an estimated range of 126 miles. Penske Truck Leasing will display the Ford E-Transit and other electric vehicles within its booth at the upcoming Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. Penske Truck Leasing is a Penske Transportation Solutions company headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske Truck Leasing operates more than 372,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,300 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.pensketruckleasing.com to learn more.

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TuSimple Automates Nation's First Trucking Lane in Arizona, Will Haul Driver Out Freight for Union Pacific Railroad

TuSimple Holdings, Inc. | February 04, 2022

TuSimple (Nasdaq: TSP), a global autonomous driving technology company, today announced that Union Pacific Railroad, the largest Class I railroad in the U.S., will become the first customer to move freight on TuSimple's fully-automated trucking route between the Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona metro areas. Union Pacific is leveraging Loup Logistics (Loup), a wholly-owned subsidiary, to coordinate the freight shipment and support seamless movement between rail and the critical first and last mile. Starting this spring, TuSimple plans to carry Driver Out freight for Union Pacific, utilizing groundbreaking AV (autonomous vehicle) technology to deliver goods to their destination faster and more cost-effectively. Partnering with TuSimple allows us to extend our operations beyond our rail hubs and serve our customers faster and more efficiently, This groundbreaking autonomous driving technology and our partnership provide us a significant opportunity to scale the technology in our network, proactively reducing global supply chain congestion." Kenny Rocker, Executive Vice President – Marketing & Sales, Union Pacific. Building on its accomplishment of the world's first Driver Out semi-truck run on December 22, 2021, TuSimple is today reporting an additional six successful fully autonomous runs. The seven total runs covered over 550 cumulative miles on open public roads without a human in the vehicle, without any teleoperation, and without any traffic intervention. Runs were conducted in various roadway conditions, including dense early-evening traffic and "back-to-back" runs on the same night. Going forward, TuSimple plans to continue its 'Driver Out' program and progressively expand its scope to incorporate daytime runs and new routes while making regular improvements to its proprietary AV technology. By the end of 2023, TuSimple plans to achieve commercial viability by initiating continuous 'Driver Out' paid freight operations in a significant shipping area such as the 'Texas Triangle.' Our repeatable and scalable 'Driver Out' operations marks a significant inflection point in our company's history. We are the world's first to complete all of the features of AV trucking technology, We are proud of our on-time delivery of this historic milestone and are excited to shift our full focus to commercializing our ground-breaking technology on an accelerated timeline." Cheng Lu, President, and CEO, TuSimple. TuSimple continues to advance autonomous freight lanes across the sunbelt, making the movement of freight safe, fast, and efficient. To scale its operations in preparation for a nationwide expansion, the company recently provided technical specifications to commercial real-estate developers to prepare for future autonomous trucking operations, including a million square foot state-of-the-art facility within a 27,000-square-acre development as part of the AllianceTexas. To date, TuSimple has over 11,000 unique mapped miles in its Autonomous Freight Network and plans to continue to scale its operations to support its distribution partners. About Union Pacific Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) delivers the goods families and businesses use every day with safe, reliable, and efficient service. Operating in 23 western states, the company connects its customers and communities to the global economy. Trains are the most environmentally responsible way to move freight, helping Union Pacific protect future generations. About TuSimple TuSimple is a global autonomous driving technology company, headquartered in San Diego, California, with operations in Arizona, Texas, Europe, and China. Founded in 2015, TuSimple is developing a commercial-ready, fully autonomous (SAE Level 4) driving solution for long-haul heavy-duty trucks. TuSimple aims to transform the $4 trillion global truck freight industry through the company's leading AI technology, which makes it possible for trucks to see 1,000 meters away, operate nearly continuously, and reduce fuel consumption by 10%+ relative to manually driven trucks.

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SECURITY SCORECARD PARTNERS WITH MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM ISAC TO INCREASE SECURITY AND RESILIENCY IN MARITIME OPERATIONS

SECURITY SCORECARD | March 11, 2022

SecurityScorecard, the global leader in cybersecurity ratings, announced a partnership with the Maritime Transportation System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MTS-ISAC). This partnership will enable MTS-ISAC to increase security and resiliency through complimentary access to the SecurityScorecard platform. This will enable MTS-ISAC to monitor its own organizations, as well as the vendors and counterparties it leverages to run its respective businesses. This partnership will also serve to strengthen the collective supply chain formed by MTS-ISAC members, which addresses some of the challenges unearthed in a recently released report on the U.S shipping industry, "Proactive Security Measures for Global Maritime Shipping." The report, authored by SecurityScorecard researchers, concludes that cyber vulnerabilities are a significant risk to U.S. maritime security. According to guidelines released by the International Association of Ports and Harbors in September 2021, the maritime industry in general suffered a fourfold increase in cyber attacks and those attacks against OT systems specifically increased by 900 percent over the last three years. This partnership will enable MTS-ISAC to increase security and resiliency through the SecurityScorecard platform. "The integration of technology into maritime operations enables greater efficiency, but also emphasizes the importance of preventing cybersecurity catastrophes. We know by the increase in malicious activity aimed at vessels, shoreside facilities, ports and other infrastructure that cyberthreats are not limited to land borders, We help the maritime industry to mitigate rising cyber threats by providing greater efficiency and utilizing trusted and transparent scoring models for maritime operators." -Aleksandr Yampolskiy, co-founder and CEO of SecurityScorecard SecurityScorecard's platform aligns with the mission of MTS-ISAC to promote and facilitate maritime cybersecurity information sharing, awareness, training and collaboration efforts between private and public sector stakeholders. This partnership furthers the mission to advance cyber risk management across the MTS community through effective information sharing for the improved identification, protection, detection, response and recovery efforts related to cyber risks. "The different cybersecurity challenges posed by information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems combined with the complexity of the maritime industry's supply chain create challenges for risk management, SecurityScorecard can help maritime industry stakeholders to understand the changing cyber risk landscape by allowing operators to see the same vulnerabilities and risks that malicious actors see." -Scott Dickerson, executive director at MTS-ISAC Our market leading cybersecurity ratings now reach 13 ISAC partners, and through the addition of the MTS-ISAC, SecurityScorecard can help the maritime industry manage its unique digital ecosystems that are a result of increased use of cloud-enabled IT/OT/IIoT systems," continued Yampolskiy. "We also support more than 400 member companies of various ISACs, and we look forward to continuing to expand this program in the coming year." SecurityScorecard collects and analyzes global threat signals that give organizations instant visibility into the security posture of vendors and business partners as well as the capability to do a self-assessment of their own security posture. The technology continuously monitors 10 groups of risk factors to instantly deliver an easy-to-understand A-F rating. To access the report on Proactive Security Measures for Global Maritime Shipping, visit https://securityscorecard.com/resources/maritime-shipping. To learn more about SecurityScorecard's partnership with MTS-ISAC, visit https://securityscorecard.com/mts-isac . About SecurityScorecard Funded by world-class investors including Evolution Equity Partners, Silver Lake Partners, Sequoia Capital, GV, Riverwood Capital, and others, SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings with more than 12 million companies continuously rated. Founded in 2013 by security and risk experts Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, SecurityScorecard's patented rating technology is used by over 30,000 organizations for enterprise risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting, due diligence, and cyber insurance underwriting. SecurityScorecard continues to make the world a safer place by transforming the way companies understand, improve and communicate cybersecurity risk to their boards, employees and vendors. Every organization has the universal right to their trusted and transparent Instant SecurityScorecard rating. For more information, visit securityscorecard.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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On Friday, July 25, 2014, Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, led by the company’s Chairman and CEO Robert Sanchez, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring The Closing Bell® to launch the company’s first national brand advertising campaign in nearly 20 years.

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