American Journal of Transportation and Logistics


Built to Last? The Changing Role of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries: Disintermediation and Reintermediation

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Built to Last? The Changing Role of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries: Disintermediation and Reintermediation Christopher Clott1, Bruce C. Hartman2, Andrew Pudelek1 1State University of New York, Maritime College, Bronx, N.Y.; 2California State University Maritime Academy, Vallejo, CA. Introduction Ongoing changes in the maritime container shipping industry and the introduction of new technologies are dramatically changing the role of the ocean transportation intermediary (OTI’s).  Full service intermediaries can secure space with ocean carriers, offer customer transloading, consolidation, trucking, freight forwarding, customs brokerage and a range of other services that are crucial to the movement of goods.  In high volume markets such as the Transpacific trade lane, the role of intermediary has grown as the liner shipping firms utilize mergers, alliances, vessel sharing agreements and mergers in an effort to remain financially viable. Approximately 42% of Transpacific moves are handled by NVOCCs at the time of this writing (Mongelluzzo, 2016). Delayed vessel calls, poorly aligned chassis supply and changing carrier alliances have provided an opening to OTI’s to sell themselves as supply chain experts who help their shipper customers navigate the complexities of international shipping by providing more value added services than the liner shipping operators (Landon, 2015). As the need for skilled intermediaries has grown, new online platforms from advanced technology firms have the potential for disintermediation-  ‘cutting out the middle man’ from transactions for a variety of core ocean freight processes like procurement, forwarding, and supply chain visibility (Steele, 2009).  This has long been predicted since the advent of the Internet but has only now reached the critical mass of advanced technology programming and large scale equity investment that will lead to a similar software revolution in logistics as has transformed other aspects of the economy.  The advent of new freight technologies ...

GSM and Mobile Telephony Trends

Review Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics GSM and Mobile Telephony Trends Damilola Fowora*, Oludele Awodele, Olakunle Olayinka and Oyebode Aduragbemi Department of Computer Science, Babcock University, Nigeria GSM is an important technology to the world today, ensuring the connectivity of billions of individuals across the world. In this paper, the subject of mobile telephony is addressed, we look at the GSM technology detailing how it works and also look at the structure it is comprised of. Also, we see the trends experienced in then network system and see how due to technological advancement, the technology has grown to services billion of individuals today. Keywords: GSM, Telephony, Technology, Connectivity, Trends ...

Intrusion Detection Systems Technologies and Trends

Review Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Intrusion Detection Systems Technologies and Trends Damilola Fowora*, Oludele Awodele, Olakunle Olayinka and Oyebode Aduragbemi Department of Computer Science, Babcock University, Nigeria The issue of security is a major issue as regarding the use of various systems and also technologies being applied today. We live in a completely digital age and information security is paramount. Intrusion detection systems help to ensure that attacks on network systems is eradicated. This paper presents a review on Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) details it’s model and various security threats that it addresses. Keywords: Intrusion Detection Systems, Technologies, Trends ...

Performance Evaluation of OTT Communication Services

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Performance Evaluation of OTT Communication Services Damilola Fowora*, Oludele Awodele, Olakunle Olayinka and Oyebode Aduragbemi Department of Computer Science, Babcock University, Nigeria This paper assesses the performance and efficiency of Over the Top service applications. Over the Top services has affected the methods and ways information is passed from content creators to consumers. This paper assesses the performance of two of the most heavily utilized over the top applications which include WhatsApp and Skype. We measure their performance on 4 metrics which includes CPU performance, Latency, End-to-End Latency and Load per Period. We see how both these applications perform based on the measurements derived from these metrics. Keywords: Over-The-Top, Performance Evaluation, OTT, Communication Services ...

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Dr. Malgorzata Pankowska
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Dr. Rajeev Rathi
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1.Christopher Clott, Bruce C. Hartman, Andrew Pudelek. Built to Last? The Changing Role of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries: Disintermediation and Reintermediation.American Journal of Transportation and Logistics, 2018,1:5. DOI:10.28933/ajtl-2018-01-0201 
2.Dong Meixuan. Factors Affecting E-bike Mode Choice in a Chinese Medium-sized City. American Journal of Transportation and Logistics, 2018,1:6.. DOI:10.28933/ajtl-2018-05-2801 

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