Drone Cargo Ships

How to Avoid a Collision Between Two Boats Using AI

In our recent article on the State of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in China, we talked about how the bright minds at Tsinghua University have counted upwards of 4,925 AI enterprises worldwide that have AI technologies or products as their core operations. It seems like the pace is slowing, and now we’ll see some consolidation as all […]

10 Startups Making Ocean Container Shipping Easier

We’re not sure when the term sailor went out of vogue, but we now call those guy seafarers – all 1.6 million of them that pilot the 68,723 merchant ships that navigate our world’s oceans. We say “guys” because 98% of seafarers are males, a fact that may be partially explained by the fact that women […]

International Freight Forwarding Software from Flexport

90% of everything we buy arrives via ship and right now there are over 20 million containers of cargo en-route to somewhere. That’s according to an article by The Atlantic which also states that the cost of shipping things is so cheap now that “it’s actually less expensive to ship Scottish cod 10,000 miles away […]

Spire CubeSat Satellites Will Enable Drone Ships

In a recent article, we talked about the potential of drone cargo shipping. Why is there so much talk about autonomous cars, when the potential of autonomous shipping sounds so much more feasible and safe?  While the technology for drone shipping is in development at the moment, there’s one thing that’s keeping drone ships from becoming a […]

Drone Boats and Drone Cargo Shipping by 2025?

While everyone is talking about flying delivery drones and autonomous cars, there exists a massive opportunity for this same type of technology to be applied to cargo shipping. With 90% of all world trade carried out by the international shipping industry, there are around 55,000 merchant ships carrying cargo around the world right now under […]