Crowd-Solving Worked in 1714.  Why Not Try It Again?

Splash 247, December 9, 2019 – The existential maritime problem of the 1700s was a captain’s inability to accurately determine his longitude, leading to tens of thousands of deaths from shipwreck.  This problem was solved through the use of a public challenge.  The article suggests that the maritime industry utilize the same powerful process to help achieve zero-carbon maritime operations.   By Harry Sangree.  Read more.  

Let’s Bring Open Innovation to the Maritime Industry

Global Maritime Forum, November 20, 2019 – It has been over 300 years since the maritime industry used crowd-solving in a meaningful way. The technology to run a challenge has improved dramatically in that time and has recently been used successfully in other industries by some of the largest organizations in the world.  Can 2020 be the year that our industry applies this powerful process to obtain dramatic results on our most important problems?  By Harry Sangree.  Read more.

Crowd-Sourcing Solutions for Container Shipping?

Journal of Commerce, September 6, 2019 – INTTRA and CargoSphere vet seeks to provide container lines and freight forwarders with a new crowd-sourced path to innovating solutions for systemic container shipping problems.  By Eric Johnson.  Read more.

Tapping the Wisdom of Crowds

American Shipper, September 5, 2019 SeaFreight Labs is partnering with InnoCentive to use “crowd-solving” and the lure of prizes to help carriers and forwarders solve knotty transport problems.  By Chris Dupin.  

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