While there are some points in this article that any Loadstar reader – or in fact anyone in logistics – will already know (the shipping industry is behind the times, technologically speaking), there are some interesting facts and figures in this Quartz article. In 2016, venture investors backed some 245 start-ups in shipping and supply chain management with some $4bn in funding. More interestingly, the changes coming could accelerate global trade, it argues.


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