5 top startups developing augmented reality for cargo logistics [VIDEO]

The augmented reality (AR) business – those headsets embedded in a pair of glasses that give users a heads-up display of information about what they see in the real world – has had an admittedly shaky start. The debacle of the consumer-oriented “Google Glass” technology in 2013, which immediately led to concerns about privacy, probably […]

Second ‘cohort’ of startups offer demos at RocketSpace, Kaleido accelerator

The 10 startup companies taking part in the second Logistics Tech Accelerator Program, hosted by Kaleido Logistics and the RocketSpace co-working firm, took part in the project’s Demonstration Day yesterday, showcasing the work they have done building their logistics-related business over the last several months. Also known as “Cohort II,” the companies include Equivvy, IAM […]

RocketSpace names 10 startups for second Logistics Tech Accelerator

After launching its first technology accelerator project last year, RocketSpace and Kaleido Logistics are returning for a second Logistics Tech Accelerator, set to begin next month in Vigo, Spain. RocketSpace kicked off the next “cohort” of logistics entrepreneurs this week by announcing 10 promising startups that will take part in the accelerator, representing six countries. […]

RocketSpace returns for second Logistics Tech Accelerator [VIDEO]

Workers in their offices at the RocketSpace accelerator during Cohort 1. Co-working entrepreneurial tech firm RocketSpace is preparing for re-entry – back into the world of logistics, that is. And it’s currently seeking participants through the next few weeks. The San Francisco-based firm that helped several logistics startups spread their wings earlier this year said […]

Lufthansa Cargo to launch API in push to innovate, cut costs

MIAMI -- Air Cargo World’s first-ever ELEVATE 2016 conference kicked off in grand style here yesterday, as Monika Wiederhold, vice president of product management and innovation at Lufthansa Cargo, told the audience that successful innovators need to ignore the immediate legal and logistical hurdles, and rather concentrate on “securing the future.” During a live “Fireside […]

IAG launches London-based ‘Hangar 51’ accelerator program [VIDEO]

For an industry that introduced autopilot more than half a century ago, some of the air cargo industry’s practices are practically anachronistic – just ask pharma shippers. That’s all changing as carriers rush to implement high-tech solutions to provide timely, controlled and transparent services that high-value goods require. Now, these carriers are taking innovation one […]

Lufthansa Cargo’s Monika Wiederhold to speak at ELEVATE 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Monika Wiederhold, Vice President of Product Management and Innovation for Lufthansa Cargo, will speak at the premiere of Air Cargo World’s ELEVATE 2016 Conference on Oct. 10 at the Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel. Wiederhold, who has been working jointly with the RocketSpace co-working service on a Logistics Tech Accelerator […]

Logistics Launchpads: Tech accelerators foster air cargo innovation

When Bay Area serial entrepreneur Vijay Harrell hit upon the idea for OneClickShip, an online portal that allows small businesses to control most of their supply chain management needs, he knew he had a winner on his hands. But he also knew that he didn’t know nearly enough about the freight business to strike out […]

Logistics Launchpads: Welcome, Logistics Class of 2016

The startups selected in the accelerator programs under Lufthansa/RocketSpace and EPIcenter represent a range of emerging industry tech sectors, and will have a chance to validate their products through pilot testing with multiple global corporations. The chosen startup firms in both programs are: EPICENTER LOGISTICS INNOVATION ACCELERATOR (Mar. 23-Aug. 11, in Memphis) NovoNav – Provides […]

Lufthansa Cargo, RocketSpace embrace tech startup advancement

In a bid to give the air cargo industry a much needed shove into the 21st century, Lufthansa Cargo has teamed up with San Francisco-based business incubator firm RocketSpace to take part in the “Logistics Tech Accelerator” program. Launched in 2011 by RocketSpace, the program helps foster innovative technology startups in the airfreight logistics sector. […]