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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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What does the acquisition of INLT tell us about Amazon’s logistics strategy?

Amazon has acquired cloud-based customs startup INLT in a move to strengthen their offering to importers to the United States. What does this tell us about Amazon’s broader logistics strategy? INLT is a small team made up of customs brokers, developers, freight forwarders, and attorneys. Their cloud-based solution provides clients with full visibility to the […]

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Five Autonomous Shipping Startups to Watch in 2019

Five autonomous shipping startups to watch in 2019

While most of the traditional maritime industry has been debating the pros, cons, morals and legalities of autonomous vessels, a number of technology startups around the world have been quietly working on building them. Here are five autonomous ship startups to watch in 2019. Sea Machines Robotics Sea Machines Robotics builds advanced autonomous technology for […]

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Trade 2.0: How Startups are Driving the Next Generation of Maritime Trade

Summary: The shipping industry is at the beginning of a fundamental transformation. The combination of the rise of connectivity and digitisation, and the need to move away from fossil fuels, means that every aspect of the industry‚Äôs operating model will change over the next three decades. This report: Identifies the key technologies transforming the maritime […]

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Five IoT startups transforming container operations

Five IoT startups transforming container operations

IoT has been slated as the next hot technology area for maritime with the threat of emission reporting rules combined with the prospect of enhanced operational efficiency meaning shipowners are set to spend an estimated $2.5 million on IoT-based solutions within the next three years. Though IoT looks set to impact all areas of vessel […]

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Frictionless Trade

Frictionless Trade: How new technology will power international trade

Despite recent advances, the international shipping industry has a long way to go in terms of fully leveraging the potential of new technologies. Innovation in this sector is crucial to helping the UK to overcome the technical challenges posed by Brexit, but also to its ambition of establishing itself as an open, forward-thinking international trading […]

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Maritime Applications for IoT

The Internet of Things is being hailed as the next great technology for the maritime sector but what is it, why does it matter, and who is operating in the space?

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Brief guide to artificial intelligence in shipping

If you look past the prophecies that intelligent machines are going to take over the world and kill us all there are some pretty exciting developments happening in artificial intelligence. Effective AI is reliant on data, as the shipping industry develops better big data capabilities, the opportunity to build new systems that can help humans […]

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