The logistics business is not easy on startups in logistics. It’s regulated. It’s hardware-driven (ships, rail, trucks, air). And there’s a reluctancy among the big players to change their business models.
In short: 1) the whole logistics business is still living in the past, both technology- and mindset-wise; 2) it’s a very difficult arena to enter for startups; 3) once a few startups hit the nail on its head it’s likely to cause a massive disruption in this space.
Therefore, I’ve created the following list with the most promising logistics startups. One or more of the startups on the list might just end up making a huge difference.
Among others, Tom Stitt (also featured via Staxxon), Christian Vizcaino (CEO of Shipster, also featured on the list), Juho Makkonen (Sharetribe) and Jeremiah Owyang (Crowd Companies) have been very helpful in compiling the list.
Check out the Google doc made and maintained by Crowd Companies to see how the logistics startups have been funded. It’s pretty massive already.
Leave a comment below. I’ll review, add and credit you.
Matternet is a transportation system made up of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), landing stations and routing software. The system aims to transform the way we move goods locally, starting with the pharmaceutical delivery market in areas inaccessible by traditional infrastructure. Click here to watch Matternet CEO Andreas Raptopoulos’ TED Talk.
A website – and a network of freight forwarders – that provides automated freight quotes and a contract management system for shippers.
A website giving shippers and consignees a much-needed tool to easily compare shipping and transportation prices from freight forwarders. The startup is Copenhagen-based and so far they focus only on moves from Asia to Denmark. But the service is rock-solid, and will hopefully include all locations soon.
An end-to-end pricing tool and freight forwarding service offering best available prices for ocean and sea freight as well as international moves. With iContainers you can get a quote online instantly from multiple carriers.
An easy-to-use service to help you find the best shipping options. It’s divided into three simple steps – get the price, book it, and ship.
A service that ads transparency to the shipping industry by enabling companies to benchmark their ocean freight rates. Useful for both importers, exporters and freight forwarders, e.g. for understanding the market and when negotiating prices.
Shippo is “shipping made easy”. With the Shippo API and apps you can get discounted shipping rates and labels within minutes. Shippo is basically selling discounted labels when connecting shopping cart apps with carriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS – making things easier and cheaper for those who want to ship.
ShipHawk is a software solution that businesses can integrate into their shopping carts to provide buyers with the best option to ship any sized item, packed or unpacked. With ShipHawk, businesses and their customers access instant rate quotes for real items without having to figure out all of the details (traditional shipping solutions only provide estimates).
Veritread is a heavy haul (transportation of oversized cargo) marketplace through which shippers can connect with and get bids from trusted (verified) carriers in this highly specialised field.
An independent online platform where shippers can request quotes from a long list of freight forwarders. Once the quotes are in, shippers can compare, manage and book the shipments, ultimately helping them optimise their supply chain.
OpenSea is the first marketplace for ship chartering, enabling shippers to find the best matching vessels and cargoes at the best price – in effect connecting shippers and shipowners.
CargoHound is an online marketplace for international freight. Their tool connects exporters and importers with reliable freight forwarders and carriers – with the aim to reduce the time, cost and risk of shipping products internationally.
A platform for ad hoc freight where companies buy and manage freight services from pre-screened providers. It operates as a global network of providers that gives companies access to air freight services.
Shipwaves is an end-to-end online ocean logistics platform catering to the needs of importers and exporters from India and globally in the near future. Shipwaves enables you to compare ocean freight rates and book your shipment online.
The New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX) is an innovative exchange portal created to reduce the uncertainty for shippers in the volatile spot market. Essentially, NYSHEX offers a new way to trade ocean freight digitally. They’ve already completed a Series A round of funding totalling $13 million.
Has developed a shipping container folding/nesting technology that removes the air from empty shipping containers so you can move 5 empty shipping containers in the same space as 1.
Holland Container Innovations
As Staxxon, also folding containers. But focused on the 40 foot containers instead of the 20 foot product market.
A crowd shipping service. PiggyBee connects people who want to get or ship something with travelers.
A crowd shipping app focused on getting friends to ship for you when they travel.
A crowd shipping service enabling you to either send or bring stuff locally. So far there’s more than 50.000 Nimbers and counting. Nimber – previously Easybring – is based in Norway and so far operates in Northern Europe, incl. the UK.
Uber’s first stab at a global logistics service – so far only available in Hong Kong. With UberCARGO, a van arrives wherever you want it to be in minutes. You can load your items in the back of the van yourself or request the driver’s assistance. Deliveries can be tracked in real-time through the app, the item’s location can be shared with the recipient and, if you want to, you can choose to ride along with your goods.
Roadie is a neighbour-to-neighbour shipping network. Users create a ‘gig’, i.e. a shipment or delivery, which is then matched with another Roadie user headed in the right direction. Or as they say: “It’s like carpooling for cargo. Simple, safe and fun!”
A mobile app and service aiming to ease up the on-demand shipping experience. A ‘Shyp Hero’ comes to you, collects your items, then takes them away to be professionally packed and shipped to their destination.
“ShipBob is shipping made uber simple.” After you’ve scheduled a pickup a Ship Captain will pick up your item in less than 30 minutes. ShipBob will then – for a pickup and packaging fee of 5 USD – package and ship the item using the lowest cost option.
Flexport is an end-to-end freight forwarding solution in the form of an online dashboard. Here, you can request a freight quote, compare your options, book your shipment as well as track and manage your shipments. Flexport’s services include air freight, ocean freight, trucking, fulfillment, and cargo insurance. The startup has been backed by leading angel investors such as Google Ventures, Bloomberg BETA and First Round Capital.
An enterprise logistics platform from which you can handle all your logistics needs in the cloud, incl. warehousing, processing, shipping and sales channels.
Cloud Fulfilment is a UK-based storage outsourcing solution for smaller businesses. Cloud Fulfilment also handles order processing and delivery requirements.
Shotput is a freight, inventory and customer order platform in one place – with the clear goal to simplify fulfillment. Users connect their e-commerce site to Shotput who then picks them up at the factory and delivers to the end-customers.
A car fleet management system for companies making it easy to share vehicles and monitor the fleet after installation of an onboard module.
MuniRent brings the sharing economy to government by enabling heavy duty equipment sharing between public agencies, e.g. the sharing of excavators, street sweepers etc. between cities. MuniRent’s solution can be used for both internal sharing (within large cities) and regional sharing (between cities).
Boxc offers cheap 3-5 day international shipping to US buyers, and accept returns at a US address. Boxc achieves this by aggregating shipments, and choosing the optimal carrier for each leg of the journey.
A crowd based local delivery app. Get your groceries delivered by a real person.
A local, on-demand FedEx in the SF Bay area, starting with restaurant food delivery, incl. areas where most restaurants didn’t deliver.
An on-demand US delivery service, much like Zipments and Postmates. Deliv connects retailers, shoppers and drivers and provides same-day delivery of customers’ online orders.
A local delivery solution for businesses in San Francisco. Rickshaw relies on a flexible delivery fleet through which businesses get their ‘own’ branded couriers at an affordable price. Among other things, Rickshaw is used for delivery of laundry, gifts, meal subscriptions, and produce boxes.
Hand-delivery of packages in New York for those who don’t have a doorman. Instead of shipping to their home address, users ship to Parcel who then delivers when they’re actually home (usually in the evening).
Schlep is a tech enabled local logistics service specialising in nimble, customer centric delivery. Their clients range from boutique furniture resellers to national partners, helping service their last mile needs – from the store to their customers, or as their receiving warehouse partner. They also service the event industry, interior designers, real estate brokers and more.
A remote controlled lock and mobile app enabling users to store locally instead of using warehouses.
An on-demand storage solution. MakeSpace provides pickup, urban storage, and on-demand retrieval.
On sharemystorage.com people are brought together to provide a common sense self-storage solution – using space such as the attic, garage, basement, or spare room in the back-office. On the website you can either find or add storage space.
Store your keys securely at the local cafe and exchange them remotely with your home-rental guests via the app. Keycafe is not classic ‘storage’ but about managing access to your home remotely.
Shop online and ship your packages to a Swapbox located nearby. It’s a modern, always-open postoffice. You get notified via email and/or text message when your packages arrive.
A platform that provides shippers with instant access and real-time visibility to trucks around them via mobile app and cloud-based software.
A cloud app for trucking business management, giving instant insight into business KPIs, fleet and human resources. The app also provides you business optimization recommendations.
A mobile app for drivers to track their driving logs. And for dispatchers to manage their drivers.
A social network dedicated to truck drivers. On the platform they can do everything from locating their colleagues on the road, plan their trips, and sell, buy and find loads.
An online international shipping marketplace where transporters compete for your shipments. You can ship anything – standard shipments, household goods, vehicles etc. According to uShip, their model means savings of up to 80% on national and international transport. Transporters also benefit by getting more business. And it’s a more sustainable solution too as it helps fill empty trucks.
Transfix is an app for interstate truck drivers, allowing them to plan their trip, manage their loads, and get paid. The platform acts as a freight marketplace matching truckers with shippers.
A mobile app that enables customers and carriers to submit and track deliveries in real time. With the app you can see your truck delivery from pickup to drop off. Also, you can leave carrier feedback.
TruckIN uses digitisation and shared economy principles to revolutionise the way the European road logistics market connects. The german-hungarian startup already launched 2 solutions in less than 2 years – a free truck-routing mobile App for truck drivers and a matching-based driver recruitment platform, and is preparing a disruptive sharing platform.
A UK-based startup aiming to reduce empty freight runs by providing transparency. TrucksOnTheMap have created a “TimeMachine” to look for empty trucks at any time, anywhere on a online map. TrucksOnTheMap is the first truck-availability-map which visualises all your and your haulier’s free trucks in the future, for a much quicker and more efficient truck booking.
Ghostruck is a mobile app that matches you with a Ghostruck-approved mover. You can move almost anything, only using your smart phone. Take a photo of your stuff, describe what you need, and Ghostruck will find a driver – a professional mover – going your way.
Bellhops is a moving company made up of 8,000+ students in 121 US cities. In other words: Instead of hiring an expensive, inflexible moving company, you book on-demand through Bellhops and a number of local (affordable) students will come help you.
Lugg is an app-based on-demand moving company in the Bay Area. Set up the pick-up location using the map and add a photo of what you want to move, then Lugg promises to have two movers and a truck en route instantly.
CargoBeacon an affordable and easy-to-use logger device connected to an app and a portal. It enables you to monitor how your valuable cargo is doing. Simply place the logger with your cargo before you ship. The logger then communicates with your mobile device and to the globally available CargoBeacon Portal.
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Impressive list. Glad to see so many venturing out into the entrepreneural world. Any thoughts on adding a category that includes truck component parts that better assist the trucking industry in the day to day….i.e…please check out my products TiroGage
Food for thought. Agree that a few succesful startups would start a revolution for a very old fashioned industry. It will be interesting to watch fromthe front seat!
We’re thrilled to be featured at the top of this list, Jonathan!
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Promissing logistics company from Chile: purplu logistics
An honor to be included! Thanks for compiling this great resource.
http://www.cloudpack.pl only in polish 🙂 it will be changed
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hello from Istanbul and thanks for the above lists regarding logistics industry.I have just published a website kind of truckers,movers related search engine namely http://www.youship.org . As i’m not so good at designing and got no programming knowledge, any advise or any offer on co-operation is welcome.
Great to see Easybring included on the list 🙂
Good list. Consider including http://www.transporteca.com – a Danish startup offering automated pricing and online bookings of LCL with freight forwarders.
Hi, you can add our services, too. We are a Seoul-based instant-delivery online service. You can find us at http://www.naldo.co.kr. The site is in Korean, but it’s sort of intuitive. There is also an article about us here: http://betech.asia/2014/02/13/korean-entrepreneur-disrupting-5bn-delivery-market-bets-on-online-to-offline-megatrend/
You should check out Parcel, the package delivery service for city dwellers without doormen! Never miss another delivery: http://fromparcel.com
Hi we are the new kid on the block called SpotOpp. We help air travellers to save on excess luggage fees using crowd shipping. Add us to your list.
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effimat.com is a Danish startup, and producer of automatic storage units. A new take on traditional warehouse storage – also the only Danish producer of storage units (yes, I work there) the concept behind effimat may cause massive changes in this business niche (re. point #3). Hope you will check them out and consider them for your list.
Thanks for including NextMover in this list! We are excited to disrupt this industry. Let me know if you have any questions! I’m happy to answer them via this thread or via twitter @afkehaya
What are your thoughts on uShip?
Great list. Consider including http://www.xeneta.com – a Norwegian start-up. We’ve taken out the hassle of analyzing ocean freight rates by putting it in one single location with an easy-to-understand interface, so that companies shipping cargo using containers can start benchmarking their ocean freight rates on thousands of trade lanes. We’re already the world’s largest ocean-freight benchmarking community.
Thomas, COO of Xeneta
Hi Jonathan, can you add up http://www.shipperform.com ? a Portuguese startup, that develop a tool to help a shipper manage all their rates, bookings and tracking with multiple carrier providers in a single platform. Thanks. Hugo, CEO of shipperform
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Fantastic list. One biggie missing: http://shiphawk.com
A few recommendations,
ShipHero http://shiphero.com which is my company and is a warehouse management system which enables an easy to use and understand management of inventory, cycle counting and order shipping with the mobility and ease of use of iPods and iPads.
One feature in particular that might interest you is Delivery Date Specific Shipping – get the product there the cheapest way that will get there at your desired delivery time frame (i.e. 2 days). Video about it at http://vimeo.com/107480742
For 3PL, FBA with their reach needs to be on the list. For 2 Day Air shipping they can get items delivered cheaper than many small companies could with their non-discounted rates and single warehouse location.
Google Shopping Express. As a local store or online retailer I suddenly can compete with Amazon on delivery times within my region and it doesn’t cost me a penny.
Thanks a lot. Will have a closer look and revise the list yet again!
Thank you, sir.
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GREAT LIST of alternative delivery solutions! I look forward to watching them accomplish great things in 2015, and see new ones pop up also! There has to be a better way! 🙂
Super interesting list! there is so much happening in the this space!
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Would love to have http://www.movebuddha.com added to the moving portion of this list. Also, according to nextmover’s facebook page they’ve shutdown their service. The link is dead…
What about B2B warehousing / storage ? Any disruption there ?
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It might also be an idea to include some educational blogs and institutions that serve the shipping, freight, maritime and logistics sectors..
Hi Hariesh. I will certainly consider it. They have to be startups though. Also, I plan to review the whole list pretty soon. Are the categories right? Are the existing startups still active? Etc. Thanks for the suggestion.
Hello, Jonathan, I like the categories I think they can be a little more inclusive perhaps adding a category for logistic enablers/horizontals…a couple of startups in IOT space, automation not just logistic providers…but overall great capture!
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We are active, but far away 😉
Thank you for this list, Jonathan! Which conferences do you recommend for learning about new ideas in logistics? Thanks, Bettina.
You should add http://fulcrumapp.com to your list. You can plot custom maps, collect information, and create custom reports easily. It has a free trial and the plans are pretty affordable for a field or road team. Worth checking out Fulcrum.
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I would encourage you to consider http://www.veritread.com. VeriTread is The Heavy-Haul Marketplace and specializes in bringing shippers together with a qualified network of carriers.
Hi! I would encourage you to check out http://www.veritread.com. VeriTread is The Heavy-Haul Marketplace and connects shippers to a network of qualified carriers. It’s fast, easy, and free to post a shipment.
Thanks for the suggestion. I just added Veritread to my list!
Please add ‘Roadie’ to your list, thanks!
Done! Many thanks, Drew.
Please add Purplu Logistics to your list.
http://www.purplu.com is a real time last mile tracking tool.
We provide a 24 hour tailor made app that reads barcodes professionally, letting operations and logistics managers know exactly who, when and where their goods have been delivered.
Have a look at our platform: http://vimeo.com/134955923
I like your new website. Looks great. But how come there’s no English site, and no English app – yet the app screenshots are in English…
Our main market are spanish Latin American countries, But you should have the site looks in English when not accessing from a spanish-speaking country though…
Will check-it out with designers. Thanks for the feedback!
Please have a look at our English version too, Jonathan:
we are into Trucking especially concentrating in India
Thank you for the post about the logistics, it was very interesting and informative.
What about route optimization? Also small companies have logistics issues that can be helped by simply using a route optimization tool. This start up http://www.myrouteonline.com saves drivers, owner operators and logistics departments time and money.
Please add ‘logistitrade’ to your list, thanks!
Logistitrade.com is an online platform for members to connect each other and develop partnerships to further facilitate operations in an International transport & logistics environment.
This process will help shippers to compare and understand offers and pay only what has been agreed to with their selected Freight Forwarders and/or Logistics Service Providers
Hi Jonathan – any feedback adding Logistitrade.com to the list ? Thanks.
Hi, Would you also consider http://logistitrade.com/ a Swiss startup ?
Looking forward reading the latest updated list – Thks.
Drew, Is there any app/ Interface with client system for tracking the shipments of Shipper company, which will be taking long lead delivery time, about 70 days.
Hi Ari, you can check out http://www.got-freight.com as a track and trace mobile app. We are currently in beta testing stage.
Very useful list! Would you consider including http://www.milkman.it ? It’s an Italian startup, by the creator of Viamente (now Workwave Fleet), that offers a wide set of customized delivery options, including narrow time windows and then fulfills orders through his own fleet.
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Great list! http://www.got-freight.com would be awesome for this list too 🙂 We are currently an easy to use track and trace app. Our development team is working on integrating more incredible features to be added in the near future.
Finally found some time to review your app. It’s been added to the list!
very interesting list! Check out the one I made for Milkman Deliveries, It contains a couple of realities you did not mention and seem very promising. http://www.milkman.it/the-top-5-innovative-b2b-c2c-startups/
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How can we add our company Truelines Group For Logistics , Kuwait in this list .
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Thanks for this – super useful. You can add Truckin http://www.truckin.io/
Consider it done. With 100 days delay…
Please add wishmove to your list.
http://www.wishmove.com is a application / app mad by movers for movers.
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Hi, Would you also consider http://logistitrade.com/ a Swiss startup ?
Looking forward reading the latest updated list – Thks.
Hi Guillaume. Thanks for the hint. I just added Logistitrade to my list. Brgds Jonathan
Lugg http://lugg.com/- on-demand moving company with services in SF Bay Area
This is a good list. Is there an updated list?
Hi Kim. Only just saw your comment now. I’m trying to update the list every 2 or 3 months or so. Let me know if you see anything that you would like to change. Brgds Jonathan
Some of these companies should be very interested in Dynamo. http://hellodynamo.com/
Any of these companies have opportunities in Atlanta, GA? We have cargo vans and straight trucks.
We are also from shipping and logistics business solution can you add our company http://www.processweaver.com into your list.
Is there any startup in ship chartering? I think you should add http://OpenSea.pro this is first marketplace for ship chartering, real Uber-for-Seas
The logistics business is highly regulated and is still hardware driven which makes it difficult for startups to survive. However, a number of startups have created their niche and made their presence felt in recent years. Some of them are: – Freightos Freight Filter Xeneta Shiphawk Shipster.
Hi, very useful list, thanks for updating so frequently. Do you may know the time horizon over which the startups emerged? It seems as en incresing trend, do you approximately know at what point of time that trends increase rapidly (if it is so?).
As I am doing some study of the developemt in logistics and your list was the best I found!
You may consider adding http://www.drina-logistix.com, we are startup logistics company with European warehouse specialized in small parcel pick a& pack and delivery
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LogisticsIndonesia.com is The Biggest Online Logistics Marketplace in South East Asia.You Shoud Added this cek resi jne
Fantastic list! Flexport, Shippo, and Shipbob have been very helpful to us as we got started and we found them on your list!
We would love for you to review us: http://www.shotput.com.
Here’s some good overviews:
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you should add http://www.cargomatic.com/
UBER STYLE FROM A SMALL PARCEL UP TO 100 FULL TRAILERS
By seamlessly connecting shippers and carriers through our web and mobile apps, we’re helping truckers grow their businesses and shippers track their freight in real time.
HI! Might I suggest adding http://metrocombined.com/ to the list.
It’s a logistics company located in the Philippines. They could cater to your forwarding may it be land, sea and even air. They could even take care of your goods for you with warehouse services with a good system being praticed in the business. Thanks!
Hi, we’re the largest marketplace for design furniture and ship hundreds of small and large items every month from various locations in Europe to US customers. Who of you offers a solution to make this process more efficient?
who offers the best solution to ship large items (furniture etc.) from various locations from Europe to the US?
Great list indeed, and it is certainly a thrill to see our age old industry opening up to new possibilities. I do believe this is just the beginning of a very long journey.
If interested, possibly add http://www.cold-truck.com, an online trade platform for used truck and trailer refrigeration units, as well as reefer containers. This unique tool enables global trade of these units which are regulatory exempted from the developed world, and highly required in the developing world. Cold Truck has brought the cold to the web.
Thank you for the list. Good to see, that there is something changing in the old school logistics.
I recommend to add http://www.trucksonthemap.com to the list. We are a start-up from UK (London) aiming to reduce empty freight runs by providing transparency. We have created a “TimeMachine” to look for empty trucks at any time, anywhere on a online map. TrucksOnTheMap is the first truck-availability-map which visualizes all your and your haulier’s free trucks in the future, for a much quicker and more efficient truck booking.
Which insurance companies offer services for crowd shipping companies?
Good job, bringing in startups and logistics company in a platform. http://www.sirlindia.com is biggest player in India. Millions of tons of goods moved across India.
We have been working with industry to develop CargoHound http://www.cargohound.com/ for over 3 years and officially launched in the Australian and New Zealand markets 12 months ago.
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Fell free to add http://www.load-me.com/
The largest truck load board from the Middle East.
You could add “Cargobase” to your list too! Thanks.
Cargobase is a platform for ad hoc freight where companies buy and manage freight services from pre-screened providers. It operates as a global network of providers that gives companies access to air freight services.
Cargobase aims to solve a growing problem in the logistics industry – under-optimised, inefficient, and high-cost ad hoc freight management. This process would improve shippers’ efficiency in ad hoc freight management – greater control, higher transparency, higher cost-savings. It allows shippers to compare quotes across their selected LSPs.
Great list. Thanks for sharing. I highly recommend that you also add this site for added info on worldwide freight logistics:
Add one more to your list. HelpShip, shipping center and freight forwarder providing complete solution for all International and Domestic Shipping.
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Hey Jon, what do you think about an updated post on this topic? A lot has changed in this landscape since Jan 2014. New players and others on the list struggling. Some have changed course (and name) while others are just plugging along.
Hey Tim. Sorry about my slow reply. Yes, an updated post would be good, I’m just struggling to find the time. Maybe you or someone else would be up for helping me out? Brgds Jonathan
Our European quarterly magazine Supply Chain Movement is very much on top of this topic, since the last year. We are planning to create an overview of start-ups in logistics & supply chain. This could be the update to your post.
Kind regards, Martijn Lofvers
Hi Tim. I’ve now done a major update of the list, incl. adding 6 new companies and removing 9… You are right. Many things are happening. Some are giving up, some have been acquired.
I wonder how all this great crowd source work is going to keep the criminals from taking advantage of it? As decentralized as this is it could be a haven for the bad guys. So if this not closely scrutinized by the industry (as say the AMA does with their docs) we could find a heavily regulated industry again and just by the dot.
This is a great post. Very very useful. Thanks for sharing.
Have you ever thought about writing an ebook or guest authoring on other websites?
I have a blog centered on the same ideas you discuss and
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Great work, Very substantive and interesting list.
Would request you to consider adding our company shipwaves.com in your comprehensive list.
Shipwaves is an end-to-end online ocean logistics platform catering to the needs of importers and exporters from India and globally in the near future.
We are one of the pioneers within the Indian Logistics space.
Thanks Shahid. Shipwaves looks very interesting indeed. I’ve now added it to the list. Good luck! Brgds Jonathan
Thanks Jon ! Really appreciate it.
Very interesting list! Here comes a friendly request to add CargoBeacon – aiming to be the simplest to use and most cost efficient solution to actively monitor goods during shipment. Currently being tested and tailored for use by several bigger industrial companies.
co-founder and CEO of CargoBeacon
Hi Jonathan ,
Thanks for including Shipwaves in your comprehensive list .
In a very short time span we manage to establish Shipwaves in India . In 2017 our focus will be to extend our network out side India . We are open to connect with other start up in the list to support each other .
All the best .
Great blog with some very nice companies! Very inspiring.
Perhaps I have another addition to your list. TenderTool, a Dutch startup in #logistics #tender #software. We deliver an effective and user-friendly web-based tool that
makes logistics tendering easy and time-efficient.
Visit our website http://www.tendertool.com to learn more!
Sales Manager TenderTool
Axion Logistics – Your Integrated Logistics Solution Provider and much more.
Great article with some great insights and compilation of the best in industry.
India also has seen a huge growth in number of startups in the logistics sector.With an increasing number of e-commerce startups, SMEs , 3PLs the demand for logistics services has been ever increasing.
Some of these startups have taken a step ahead and are working towards acting as an aggregator between shippers and truckers. They have made booking a truck/shipping vehicle as easy as booking an Uber for a regular city commute.
One such aggregator is Instavans. More on this firm can be found on the link below: http://www.instavans.com/blog/
Some others in the league are Truck Sumo, Black Buck, Porter , Delhivery, Ecom express, Opinio etc.
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A very informative blog, I have learn lots of things, Thanks for sharing.
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I am writing my Master thesis on new business models changing the freight industry and your list has been extremely useful to start my work! In fact, I would greatly appreciate if we could get in touch by email to discuss the topic?
Also, I just finished researching trucking startups and would like to point out that “Convoy” has been operational in the USA since 2015, and “Truckola” in India also since 2015.
Thank you for your help!
The Dutch start-up Quicargo is an online platform, connecting carriers who have unused loading space to nearby shippers (www.quicargo.com)
Very good content. Thanks for posting!
Good list! I could recommend this platform https://www.6connect.biz/ also for ad hoc freight where companies buy and manage freight services from pre-screened providers. It operates as a global network of providers that gives companies access to air freight services.
Could you add online logistics startup in Indonesia
Thanks for providing this list, although it’s some years since you published the list first time, lots of the companies have grown further and experience traction in the market. Great work!
One company that I think should be on this list is TenderEasy, a web-based transportation logistics tendering tool. It works globally, for procurement of any transport mode, and saves time and money for its users. Check it out on the website: http://www.tendereasy.com
Founder and CEO, TenderEasy
BIZCARGO is an online platform to search and compare the best transport and logistics services with multimodal and door-to-door solutions, where clients request free quotations manage bookings and follow the execution.
Very good list of startups, congrats for the job and thanks!
It’s an informational content. Thanks for sharing this list. Well, when we are talking about start up logistics. There are many logistics firms, which are contributing alot in trading sector.
Very useful article and thanks for sharing so many companies information.
http://www.forestshipping.com is quite a nice freight fowarding company as well. You can get free freight quote from them in about 24 hours. And there are special offers every week.
Very useful article and thanks for sharing
Great list! One missing warehousing/3PL startup is – http://stord.co/
What about German start-up Cargonexx? They already won several prizes in Europe for their AI software http://www.cargonexx.de
How come SimpliShip isn’t on here?
Piece of writing writing is also a fun, if you
know after that you can write if not it is complex to write.
Any logistics Startup is not easy to plan and execute and your Blog is very fruitful to people who are dealing in logistics business/startup.
my question is regarding Brand Image?
Very good list of latest startups, congrats on the job and thanks!
They also, accept guest posts over at https://blog.betapage.co/contribute-to-betapage-a61820bca84c
Being part of a global manufacturing electronics MNC in their Supply Chain Logistics Procurement team, we started working with Freightos. The “Account Manager” was not from the industry hence had no clue what he was talking about nor could he anticipate or understand why we asked certain questions. Yet, he pretended to have heard & know it all. We eventually had to drop the project and said goodbye. The sad part is that Freightos Mngt still has no clue why we dropped them.
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