How will 5G enable smart ports?

How will 5G enable smart ports?

From wired broadband to 4G, WiFi to VHF radio, communication technology in ports has made it exponentially easier for people to communicate with each other. The same is true for 5G but more importantly, for the first time, 5G will make it exponentially easier for objects to communicate with each other. This new communication technology […]

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Startup incubators, accelerators, and investors in the maritime industry.

Startup incubators, accelerators, and investors in the maritime industry

Raising money and building the support to get an idea off the ground is challenging in any industry, but can be particularly challenging in the maritime industry. That said, there are a growing number of incubators, accelerators, and investors who actively work in maritime transport. Below is a list of incubators, accelerators, and investors that […]

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Brief guide to blockchain in shipping

Brief guide to blockchain in shipping

Blockchain is one of the most hyped technologies of this decade. To many people, it is synonymous with Bitcoin. But if you look beneath the surface, blockchain has a limitless number of potential applications beyond the volatile world of cryptocurrencies. In maritime, the applications for the technology span right across the industry from trade facilitation […]

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Three alternative power sources enabling green shipping

Three alternative power sources enabling green shipping

With the IMO committing to cut the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from the 2008 levels by 2050, and a cross-industry coalition attempting to have net zero-emission vessels sailing by 2030, the race is on the find alternative power sources for the 50,000 ships sailing the world’s oceans. While operational efficiencies and waste reduction […]

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Will chatbots transform maritime services?

Will chatbots transform maritime services?

Conversational artificial intelligence has been rapidly growing in popularity lately. Since Facebook opened up its chat API, chatbots have exploded in popularity and are being used for everything from fielding customer services enquiries, to managing transactions. But will these tools gain any traction in maritime? In the wider B2B space, SaaS scaleups like Drift are […]

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Brief guide to big data in shipping

Brief guide to big data in shipping

Big data has become the tech buzzword of the decade, not just in maritime, but in every major industry. Despite the hype, many people don’t fully understand exactly what big data is, how it works, or how it can be implemented to help organisations reach their goals. To help, we have prepared a jargon free […]

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How are aerial drones being used in maritime?

How are aerial drones being used in maritime?

Though still seen by many as a toy for hobbyists, aerial drones are transforming industries including defence, logistics, agriculture and construction. There are a number of groundbreaking projects and proofs of concept using drone technology currently being undertaken in the maritime sector. Though there are some regulatory hurdles yet to be overcome, the rapidly decreasing […]

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Bunker Barge

Three startups simplifying bunker procurement

2020 is just around the corner. Throughout the last year, there have been many attempts to predict the changes we will see in bunker prices when the sulphur cap kicks in. At this point though, no one really knows what is going to happen in January. Having a proper strategy to cope with fluctuating prices […]

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Flexport is attempting to transform the container stuffing process

Flexport, the recent recipient of the world’s largest trade technology funding round has recently begun making moves to optimise the process of stuffing containers and storing packages in warehouses. In a patent filing published in October 2019 for a “Cargo Management System”, the silicon valley based freight forwarder outlined plans for a system that automatically […]

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Why did blockchain startup 300Cubits' TEU Tokens fail? Image Credit: 300 Cubits

Why did blockchain startup 300Cubits’ TEU Tokens fail?

Last week, blockchain startup 300Cubits announced they are shelving their container booking module, the TEU Token. Aimed at solving the problem of container no-shows and rolled cargo, the blockchain token has been scrapped due to a lack of interest from industry. The TEU token was designed to solve a problem said to cost the industry […]

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