SeaFreight Labs:  The Power of Collaboration to Drive Success

Pledge 1%, December 1, 2020 – Pledge-1%, an organization that encourages companies to make giving back a priority, highlighted the work of SeaFreight Labs in a blog posting about us.  This blog was one of 58 released today as part of the #GivingTuesday effort by Pledge-1% to highlight the work of the over 12,000 pledge-taking companies participating in the movement.  SeaFreight Labs is included along with household names including Slack, Salesforce Ventures, Yelp Foundation, Atlassian and Crunchbase.  Read more.  

Habitat for Humanity Launches Challenge to Find Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Construction and Demolition Waste Management

Wazoku, November 17, 2020 – Habitat for Humanity, supported by SeaFreight Labs, is soliciting solutions to drive widespread re-use and recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) waste.  This new challenge focuses on the first steps of utilizing C&D waste, which includes estimation and segregation of waste material and the initial logistics of waste utilization in the construction supply chain.   Read more.

SeaFreight Labs and Habitat for Humanity Use Crowdsourcing Platform InnoCentive to Seek Innovative Solutions to Global Housing Challenges

Habitat for Humanity, October 12, 2020 – Habitat for Humanity announced a project in which it is "teaming up with SeaFreight Labs to leverage open innovation for ideas to help improve the quality of homes in communities around the world in need of decent, affordable shelter".   Visit the Press Room at Habitat for Humanity.  Read more.

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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