Supply Chain Technology

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 […]

Battery-Free Bluetooth Tracking Tags From Wiliot

The difficulty with trying to stay on top of emerging technologies is that they change so quickly. While sometimes it’s just an old technology packaged with a new name, in many cases there are concepts – often with more than one name – that are truly new and exciting. That’s what we thought about this whole […]

Red Point’s AI Counterfeit Detection Technology

While some people might think of Barcelona as a place to stare at Gaudi architecture and watch Messi play football soccer while drinking non-alcoholic beer, it’s also home to a thriving tech scene. Just last week, Barcelona startup Red Points took in $12 million in Series B funding to bring their total funding to over […]

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 […]

13 Startups Racing to be the Uber of Trucking

Do you remember that brief golden age when Burt Reynolds was the epitome of cool? It all started for us with Smokey and the Bandit. The premise was pretty simple: A hotshot trucker named Bandit (Reynolds) and his sidekick snowman (played by country star Jerry Reed) are hired to bootleg Coors beer across the country […]