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Staxxon Makes the List: Most Promising Startups in Logistics

Posted January 11th, 2014

Staxxon made Jonathan Wichmann’s list of most promising startups in logistics this week. Until recently, Jonathan was the head of social media for Maersk Line. Jonathan offered this preface to his list: “…The logistics business is not easy on the startups. It’s regulated. It’s hardware-driven (ships, rail, trucks, air). And there’s a reluctancy among the big players to change their business models. In short: 1) the whole logistics business is still living in the past, both technology- and mindset-wise; 2) it’s a very difficult arena to…

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Shipping Container Tech Talk | The Convention for Safe Container (CSC) Certificate and Plate

Posted January 11th, 2014

If you hang out with shipping container engineers, builders, designers or startups, inevitably you will hear the conversations start to involve a wide range of acronyms including ANSI, NIST, ISO, IMO, BIC and usually CSC. CSC is an abbreviation for the International Convention for Safe Containers. The Convention incorporates a series of design requirements (e.g., very precise dimensions at each corner of the container so that equipment that lifts and moves containers can always find the holes in each corner casting), minimum functionality and weather…

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