“Across Logistics” Innovation News Release: July 2017

“Across Logistics” Innovation News Release: July 2017

At Transmetrics, we believe that we live in the exciting times when digital disruption is happening in many industries including logistics. We are about to transfer the responsibility of driving to an autopilot powered by Artificial Intelligence in our cars and we are starting to get shipments right to our backyards with drones. As consumers, we already expect free same-day shipping without even thinking about the complexity of delivering goods from the manufacturer to our doorstep. And as a society which lives in the 21st century, we have a right to demand that. Governments and companies have to work closely to develop the legislation and strategies in order to address increased consumer demands by moving towards the renewable energy sources, creating new ways of delivering goods and to achieving seamless collaboration between humans and technologies. As primary users of the logistics services, our society has to embrace the innovations.

Welcome to the July Issue of “Across Logistics” Innovation News Release, where we are discussing the latest innovation examples in the logistics sector and looking forward to the bright future.

Here is the list of topics in this issue:

“Across Logistics” Innovation News Release: June 2017

“Across Logistics” Innovation News Release: June 2017

Welcome to the June issue of “Across Logistics” Innovation News Release. Today we want to highlight and discuss several important topics from the industry and try to give answers to several questions respectively. For example, what is the biggest threat to the IT infrastructure of your company in the 21st century and how you can prevent yourself from this threat? Or, why Uberization is unlikely to happen in the logistics industry, despite the fact that everyone is talking about that? Furthermore, you might be interested to know why the Alphabet’s autonomous car unit Waymo started developing their first vehicle with the steering wheel? If you want to know answers to these questions and to learn more about developments in the industry then – Enjoy your reading!

Here is the list of topics in this issue:

  1. Ransomware attack brings down IT systems of Maersk
  2. Waymo, an Alphabet autonomous car unit, tests out the driverless truck
  3. An opinion article by Aster Capital on “Why the logistics sector won’t create the next Uber, and where to look for opportunity?”
  4. Japan plans to launch AI-powered ships by 2025
  5. Cross-country truck roadshow sets a bar to demonstrate the advancements in fuel efficiency

Physical Internet: Shaping the Future of Global Logistics

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the logistics industry. Innovation in the space has never been greater with new technologies like driverless trucks, artificial intelligence, delivery drones, smart infrastructures, collaborative platforms, and the industrial internet of things transforming the global logistics supply chain. Finally, an industry once criticized for being slow to embrace new ideas is getting recognized as the leading edge of how technology can solve real-world problems.

“Across Logistics” Innovation News Release: May 2017

“Across Logistics” Innovation News Release: May 2017

Welcome to the third Issue of our “Across Logistics” Innovation News Release. In this issue, we are covering news from logistics industry on such topics as the Internet of Things (IoT), alternative energy sources, automated ship and Uber Freight. In addition to that, as usual, we are presenting the “Company of the Month” profile which is changing tank container industry by matching the supply and demand.

In this issue, you will be able to find news on the following topics:

Interview with Dirk Reich about the Logistics Industry and Entrepreneurship

Dirk Reich

Today, we would like to share with you an interview which our Chief Commercial Officer – Anna Shaposhnikova had with one of the industry champions, Dirk Reich.

Dirk Reich is an active board member of Panalpina and LSG Group, former CEO of Cargolux and former management board member of Kuehne + Nagel.

We are honored that Mr. Reich recently joined the Advisory Board of Transmetrics.

“Across Logistics” Innovation News Release: April 2017

“Across Logistics” Innovation News Release: April 2017

Welcome to the second issue of our monthly “Across Logistics” Innovation News Release. We continue to explore the Transport & Logistics news in order to provide you with the latest technologies being tested in the field, disruptive projects happening in the sector, and controversial issues that the industry may face in the near future. In this issue, in addition to the news, we are introducing “The Company of the Month” where we will be mentioning companies from the Transport & Logistics sector with the innovative mindset.

Survival of the Fittest: What Can We Learn From Amazon Strategic Prowess?

Survival of the Fittest: What Can We Learn From Amazon Strategic Prowess?

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” – Isoroku Yamamoto


This famous quote expressed by late Japanese General Yamamoto right after the Pearl Harbor attack is a great analogy to explain the Logistics industry today. More than 70 years later the fear of having awakened a sleeping giant is evident for executives inside incumbent transport companies.

Transmetrics: The Road from Learning to Sharing

Transmetrics: The Road from Learning to Sharing

On March 18th 2013, we received our initial investment and on that date the idea of Transmetrics turned into a real company. Since then we have grown our dedicated team to almost 20 highly-skilled professionals. We have partnered with several companies from the industry to verify our idea which have resulted in a number of proofs of concept (PoC) and implementations with leading cargo transport companies. We have received several acknowledgements of success by Forbes, Pioneers Festival, EIT ICT Labs Startup Activation and several other organizations. After spending 4 years building the product, completing PoCs and implementing our solution in a number of logistics companies we have been constantly seeking new ways of improving and optimizing efficiency in the industry. We have learned and discovered a lot. However, there is still a lot more to learn and discover, which we would be happy to do together with you, dear readers.