The world of startups is attracting more and more interest from large companies in the transport and logistics sector. As far as these new emerging companies provide new technological solutions to some of the sector’s problems, companies and investors allocate more resources to these entrepreneurial business models, which, in turn, need the big ones to grow. It is, therefore, a win-win for both.
In this way, corporate initiatives by logistics companies to work with entrepreneurs have multiplied in recent years and, in some cases, have taken the form of incubators or accelerators.In this way, corporate initiatives by logistics companies to work with entrepreneurs have multiplied in recent years and, in some cases, have taken the form of incubators or accelerators. In Operinter, as specialists in large solutions for ecommerce, is something that we take into account aware of the added value that can involve such initiatives for logistics.
Situation in Spain
In Spain, however, there are still no innovation departments in many national companies, and, moreover, the sector is very subject to constant negotiation of tariffs, giving little time to investment in innovation.
Everything suggests that the number of startups will continue to increase and will do so in parallel with market needs and the innovation requirements of large companies. These companies are called to become competitors of traditional companies, especially those that have not been able to adapt or transform to the new times. In fact, those that solve a real problem, whose proposal is internationalizable and that escalate very quickly have more projection.
Although there are many that are born, the number of startups that manage to survive is reduced, either because they do not meet the needs of the market, there is a better competition than they or they do not have clear needs.
Some startups related to the logistics sector:
–Navlandis aims to reduce operational costs and the environmental impact of transport.
–Nektria develops solutions oriented to e-commerce logistics, intelligent transport and the last mile.
–Freightalia allows small, medium and multi-country forwarders to send quotes to their customers in real time.
–Chaingo is the result of an academic project, based on blockchain technology, to be applied to the processing of documentation required in the international transport of goods.
–Cargonexx, a digital freight forwarder that uses artificial intelligence to reduce empty journeys and costs.
–Ontruck connects companies that need to ship palletised goods with a wide network of professional transporters.