Led by Intelligence Analyst Natan Reddy
Maritime shipping has been around for centuries, but the industry is only now beginning to leverage technology. While incumbents like Maersk are looking to incorporate blockchain into their operations, startups like Flexport are making waves as they seek to digitize the shipping space.
In this briefing, we explore the different ways in which the maritime shipping industry, which accounts for 90% of global trade, is looking to use technology. We will also explain how these changes could have a far-reaching impact on retailers, consumer goods companies, manufacturers, and more.
We dive into:
- Where large maritime shipping companies, like Maersk, are investing in technology
- How startups like Flexport and New York Shipping Exchange are using technology to bring efficiency to freight-forwarding and shipping contracts, among other areas
- How global ports, such as the Port of Rotterdam, are setting examples in automation
- How and why shipping digitization affects global commerce, from retailers and brands, to manufactures, warehouses, and more
Natan Reddy is an intelligence analyst at CB Insights. He currently produces data-driven analysis and reports on the areas of retail, supply chain & logistics, and e-commerce, among others. His research has been cited in TechCrunch, CNN, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, and more.
Before CB Insights, Natan worked as a business valuation senior associate at Andersen Tax in San Francisco, where he valued dozens of startups and public companies. Natan is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a major in economics and a focus in French.