Logistic Technology Research

Logistics Technology –  May Update

This monthly report covers the latest in logistics technology investments, developments and milestones.

With logistics stakeholders continuing to face operational bumps like Red Sea diversions combining with an early peak season to challenge the ocean market, and the surge of B2C e-commerce volumes competing for cargo space with more typical customers in air cargo, progress continues to be made in developing tech solutions to help navigate the next hurdle.

Here are some recent examples, including progress in data standards, eBookings, and AI for logistics.

Ocean and Air

Hapag-Lloyd widens net amid total shift to electronic bills of lading (JOC)

CMA CGM turns to tech provider to boost invoice accuracy for key accounts (JOC)

Time for air cargo to adopt digitalisation like passenger business (StatTimes)

AI and autonomous robots take cargo handling to the next level (Air Cargo Week)

Trucking, Last Mile, Fulfillment

Penske AI tool aims to help shippers manage, benchmark private fleets (JOC)

Scheduling automation platform takes aim at truckload appointment inefficiencies (JOC)

Paxafe raises $9M, highlights 330% revenue growth over past year (FreightWaves)

C.H. Robinson leveraging AI tools to answer email requests for quotes (FreightWaves)

Daimler’s driverless semi trucks will hit the road in 2027 (The Verge)

Self-Driving Car Startup Wayve Raises More Than $1B (WSJ)

Navigating The Complexities Of Last-Mile Logistics (Forbes)

How Online Shopping Is Saving the Bricks-and-Mortar Store (WSJ)

AI and General LogTech

Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics Open Up a New Frontier of Smart Logistics Technology (MarketScale)

Logistics tech startup Cargado raises $6.8M (FreightWaves)

Gather AI launches new features for indoor drone tech (FreightWaves)

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