Cargomatic expands to San Francisco, eyes new markets
After expanding in New York City earlier this year, Cargomatic is headed for the Golden Gate, launching its Uber-like same-day local trucking service in the San Francisco Bay area.
Reduce Port Congestion By Expanding Container ‘Free-Flow’ Systems
Stakeholders at U.S. ports are spending $9bn a year to accommodate the next generation of super-sized container ships. But simply expanding physical infrastructure will not be enough to mitigate port congestion. With fewer vessels moving more containers per call, U.S. ports need to fundamentally change the way containers are moved in and out of terminals.
Cargomatic wins 2015 Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award
Cargomatic, the technology platform that brings the sharing economy to local trucking, was awarded the 2015 Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award at a ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on November 18th.
Firms try to mimic Uber for Freight Shipments; Analysts See Both Opportunities and Pitfalls
Cargomatic President Brett Parker told TT that his app is “a viable model” to connect with small owner-operators and fleet owners. “The timing is right,” he said. “It’s about bringing the best of technology and applying it to logistics to make the [trucking] industry better.”
Startups de transporte de carga son las de mayor potencial
El objetivo de Cargomatic Inc., con sede en Los Ángeles, es llenar el espacio vacío en los camiones contactando a empresas que desean enviar su mercadería a determinado lugar con camioneros que estén viajando en esa dirección.
Startups Accelerate Efforts to Reinvent Trucking Industry
Mr. Kessler said Cargomatic aims to apply principles from the “sharing economy” pioneered by Uber and Airbnb to local trucking. “That means trucks are fuller more of the time and are taking shorter routes to pick up shipments,”
Convoy wants slice of $800B trucking business
Cargomatic … uses an app to help truckers fill extra space in their trucks with jobs that are on their route. Kessler says he’s “not aiming to disrupt a market, like Uber did, but more to just be an enabler.”
Top LA 100 tech companies, the TECHWEEK100
Techweek just announced its list of LA’s top 100 tech company leaders, the TECHWEEK100. The transportation companies recognized are: Spacex, Hyperloop, Cargomatic, and Surf Air.
Top 100 Tech Execs
Jonathan Kessler and Brett Parker are listed in top LA’s 100 Tech Execs list. Both gentlemen were recognized and nominated as they have:
played an instrumental role in the growth of an accelerating market-specific technology company.
led specific innovative technology initiatives for public or private corporations his or her ecosystem.
been an active supporter of growth in the community as an advisor or mentor.
created a net benefit for the public, such as: invented a coding language or led a civic initiative.
and been an integral part of companies attaining the necessary capital for success and strategic growth.
9 supply chain tech companies you should know
Melding logistics with the sharing economy. At the end of the supply chain lies the storage and transportation of finished products.
Warehouses and trucking aren’t usually all that glamorous, but the logistics tech sector has gotten a boost from startups looking to apply sharing economy models to commercial supply chains.