What a week for Technology in the Shipping space ..

It has been quite a week for Technology in the shipping space and a sure sign that things are certainly getting hotter…

First there was CMA CGM signing a seven year deal with Infosys following on from their news of another start up investment from their Start up fund.

Then Panalpina announced an airfreight platform for SME , followed by a big annoucement by Kuehne on multiple platforms that are iminent as part of their transformation plan .

K&N core message was -improving customer experience through technology is the name of the game
Then we saw ClearMetal securing $9m Series A ,followed closely by the news that Flexport was closing a round of funding in excess of $100m at a value north of $750M

When you see almost all the top stakeholders right across each part of the industry double down now on their efforts to digitise at least the majority transactional part of the business, then it is clear the next two years will tee up a new normal in shipping where technology finally becomes main stream in shipping.