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5 Questions with Richard Willis

5 Questions with Richard Willis, Port Solutions Ltd.

One of our all-time favorite maritime consultants and technical operations experts, Richard Willis, takes us up the latest edition of our “5 Questions” series, where we ask five thought-provoking questions to influencers in the shipping and logistics industry. It helps all of us to better understand their perspectives, trends they
10 More Innovative Companies Disrupting the Shipping Industry

10 More Innovative Companies Disrupting the Shipping Industry (Q3 2017)

It’s 2017 and “the way we have always done it” in maritime is quickly becoming no longer a valid excuse when it comes to new technology. There’s no guarantee of success anymore when a recovering market, unprecedented consolidations, and trade lanes are constantly evolving. Maritime players need to
Thought Experiment: The End of Container Shipping

The End of Container Shipping: a Thought Experiment.

What could happen in the future that would either completely wipe out the shipping industry as we know it… or massively disrupt it? It’s an existential question for our company as a service provider to port terminals and one we thought was worth exploring. Thus, my co-founder and I

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

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