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7 Books To Better Understand The Shipping Industry

At Octopi, one of our core values is Intellectual Curiosity. We strive to create a company culture of people who are always learning about the world around us. When we started our journey in the shipping and maritime industry, our goal was to learn as much as possible about cargo

10 Innovative Companies Disrupting the Shipping Industry

Technology does not progress at a linear scale as we humans like to think - it happens exponentially, and the shipping industry is moving along with it. As the industry begins to embrace the opportunities that technology presents, we’re seeing a surge in innovative tech startups vying to modernize

SaaS, The Cloud, and On-Premise Solutions: What Terminal Operators Need to Know

Too often we find software providers touting their cloud capabilities. At conferences you can’t go more than 20 yards without someone mentioning “the cloud”. And time and time again, everyone seems to simply nod their head in agreement - without fully understanding what the term really means. In the

All the February Shipping News You Don't Want to Miss

It’s full steam ahead for 2017, and here at Octopi we’re ready to embrace this year’s World Maritime Day theme: Connecting, ships, ports, and people. The interconnectedness of the maritime sector has never been more prominent - just look at the highlights from last month’s shipping
These 3 Proxy Metrics Can Give your Terminal a Competitive Edge

These 3 Proxy Metrics Can Give your Terminal a Competitive Edge

Ask any seasoned executive, and they will tell you that metrics are critical in tracking company performance. We wrote about important KPIs to track in a terminal, but when it comes to operational performance evaluation, management should also be tracking proxy metrics. A proxy metric or variable is an indirect

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