As a nod to the growth of e-commerce and the gig economy over the past year, Freightwaves has launched Modern Shipper, which can be found at www.modernshipper.com. Craig Fuller, founder and CEO of FreightWaves states:
We’ve all experienced the importance of the gig economy in the past year, and it is obvious that moving forward, on-demand and last-mile delivery is going to be as important in the final shipment of goods as any other part of the supply chain…Modern Shipper fills an important void in the space by providing everyone from the shipper to the end consumer with information and insight that is needed in the segment. FreightWaves and American Shipper are world-class media outlets, and we couldn’t be more proud to expand into the all-important gig economy segment with Modern Shipper.
Modern Shipper will focus on the following: emerging final-mile segment of delivery, direct-to-consumer, e-commerce and on-demand delivery. “From recruiting to regulations, from payment platforms to back-office and app technologies, from autonomous to electric vehicles — and even drones — Modern Shipper has the space covered.”
FreightWaves provides near-time analytics on the state of the freight market by aggregating hundreds of sources to model near-time changes to the freight market. SONAR is their freight forecasting platforms. American Shipper magazine was first published in 1974 and today its site is updated continuously with news around trade compliance, shipping, and infrastructure. In 2019, American Shipper was purchased by FreightWaves.