Carggo: Hauling The Freight Industry Into The Digital Age

Top 15 Logistics Tech Startups – 2019

With digitalization and the significant growth of technology deployments across industries changing the procurement, distribution, and delivery processes of commodities, the logistics landscape today, has become a powerhouse of technological innovations. Realizing the vital role of technology in enhancing productivity and customer satisfaction levels, a majority of organizations today are seeking for logistics tech providers that can help them get a competitive edge over their contemporaries. This increase in the demand for tech-based solutions for optimizing and enhancing logistics operations is resulting in the mushrooming of innovative and independent startups that offer the solutions for a multitude of industry-specific needs.

The new entrants in the logistics industry are incorporating newer business models with the combination of tech-based platforms and effective logistics services. Owing to the ease of accessibility offered by the tech-based logistics solutions, shipping companies are increasingly outsourcing logistics operations to technology providers. Driven by these trends, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, and Logistics & Transportation Review’s editorial board has reviewed some of the most promising logistics tech startups. In our selection process, we looked at each of the vendor’s capability to fulfill the need for cost-effective and flexible services in the logistics landscape. The shortlisted companies are at the forefront of tackling the challenges associated with logistics by catering to the needs of the enterprise buyers to analyze data, optimize supply chains, and enhance business outcomes.

We present to you Logistics & Transportation Review’s “15 Most Promising Logistics Tech Startups – 2019.”

    Top Logistics Tech Startups

  • Carggo, a non-asset based digital logistics provider on the US market, is creating the most robust Logistics IT platform ever built to substantially reduce the logistics costs for its clients and increase the degree of transparency and reliability in the industry. The end goal is to create the most effective and transparent worldwide cargo transportation system. Knowing that the logistics industry is complicated and nuanced, Carggo is not building its product on the idea of ‘uberization’ in its classic meaning. The company understands the complex nature of the existing broker system and Carggo intends to leverage its decades of logistics management expertise in creating a solution that connects shippers and carriers by aligning their needs and incentives

  • Hard Core Technology is a NVOCC and freight forwarder-focused SaaS freight management software startup. It is a global technology company currently focused on developing cloud-based software solutions for the international and domestic freight forwarding industries. Hard Core Technology’s ultimate goal is to transform freight management system industry with technology. GoFreight is Hard Core Technology’s modern, web-based SaaS (Software as a Service) designed for International Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs. Constantly developing new features, this easy-to-use management system provides solutions to ocean/air/inland operations, warehousing, security filing, invoicing, freight tracking, PO management, sales, and complete accounting tasks

  • Provides supply chain consulting and logistics solutions to help organizations of all sizes realize simple shipping savings

  • Wheelbase designs and develops technology to improve the guest experience with RV travel nationwide

  • 3Gtms


    3Gtms delivers order to settlement TMS software (3G-TM) for shippers, brokers and 3PLs focusing on simplifying the process of complex transportation management. 3G-TM lets clients effortlessly manage the full transportation cycle whether they move $10 million or $1 billion in freight. 3G-TM is the only single-platform Tier 1 TMS that addresses today’s transportation issues with the most current technology. The platform is feature-rich, highly scalable and supported by the most experienced team in the industry. Its user-friendly design with a powerful optimization engine and modern design makes it the number one contender in customer satisfaction with the highest customer retention in the industry

  • 6 River Systems

    6 River Systems

    6 River Systems is flexible and scalable warehouse automation that engages associates, keeps them on task, and boosts productivity by two to three times. 6 River Systems knows that fulfillment is the key to customer satisfaction. Starting with Chuck, a collaborative mobile robot, 6 River Systems is building fulfillment solutions that power the winning warehouses of tomorrow. Chuck is built from the same technology and sensors as autonomous vehicles. He uses machine learning and artificial intelligence in leading associates through their work zones to help them minimize walking, stay on task, and work more efficiently

  • Alliance Shippers Inc.

    Alliance Shippers Inc.

    Alliance Shippers Inc. is one of North America’s premier, privately-owned global logistics and transportation companies. With 50 sales and operating facilities strategically located in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Alliance Shippers Inc. offers a full-service, single-source team approach to providing The Perfect Shipment—via its state-of-the-art rail, highway, ocean, and air transportation services. The company’s mission is to provide customers with the most efficient and highest quality transportation products available throughout the world by continually dedicating themselves to improving the logistics efforts of their customers. Delivering on the promise of The Perfect Shipment takes an integrated team approach, linking the very best people, technology and service to the company’s customers

  • Blume Global

    Blume Global

    Blume Global powers the global supply chain ecosystem with its AI-enabled, data-driven digital platform and solutions for asset management, logistics, visibility, optimization and financial settlement. Blume solutions use the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, blockchain, the Internet of Things and more to create an open, collaborative and resilient supply chain ecosystem. For every move, mode and mile, Blume Global helps businesses worldwide automate precise decision-making for unparalleled efficiency and agility. Blume Digital Platform processes over $1 billion in annual transactions for customers with 99.99 percent billing accuracy

  • Bringg


    Bringg, a popular delivery logistics solution, provides enterprises with the most efficient way to manage their complex delivery operations. Some of the world's best-known brands in more than 50 countries are already gaining clear strategic value from Bringg’s powerful SaaS platform, which offers the real-time capabilities they need in order to achieve logistical excellence across their delivery ecosystem. Bringg’s platform helps companies from the retail, grocery, restaurant, consumer goods, logistics, healthcare, and services industries to establish successful cost-effective operations that balance the needs of all the participants in their delivery ecosystem. Bringg offers a fast-paced environment, helping the world's biggest brands solve their toughest delivery challenges

  • Dispatchtrack


    DispatchTrack engineers software and provides support to make technology better for shippers, drivers, owner-operators, retailers, and customers across the world. DispatchTrack is the software trusted by thousands of companies worldwide. Companies in various industries including furniture & appliance home delivery, wholesale distribution, 3PL and consumer services are using DispatchTrack to efficiently manage and operate their last-mile logistics operations. This award-winning software for E-commerce and retail is focused on improving the home delivery experience from dock-to-door. DispatchTrack’s technology can help any delivery and logistics company be more productive, streamlining status communications with customers at a level of clarity that will inspire wow all around

  • EKA Omni-TMSTM

    EKA Omni-TMS<sup>TM</sup>

    EKA thrives under the guidance and leadership of some of the brightest minds and most experienced executives in the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain business. EKA's Transportation Management System (TMS) Cloud offers visibility across the transportation chain, with real-time tracking, seamless connectivity, and intuitive workflow design. The TSM platform provides business intelligence tools and smart automation options to increase your margins and add value for your customers. One key distinguishing feature of EKA Omni-TMS is TMS Unification that enables any trading partner – Broker, Carrier or Shipper – to operate its entire freight transportation business on this cloud-based SaaS platform

  • FarEye


    FarEye is a technology solution to run eCommerce and supply chain logistics operations. It gives organizations real-time visibility and predictive intelligence, thus ensuring on-time deliveries and business excellence. FarEye, a SaaS platform, enables quick and reliable movement of goods using mobility, data analytics & automation. FarEye is on a mission to revolutionize the logistics industry, addressing key inefficiencies in processes and making them transparent. FarEye is not just a technology solution provider for its clients but it is a partner in their journey of growth and digital transformation, helping clients enable changes quickly, creating exclusive solutions like – store pickups, time-bound deliveries, reverse pickups and more

  • Freightos


    Freightos makes shipping smoother with the world's online freight marketplace and freight automation technology. The Freightos software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology allows freight forwarders and carriers to manage contracts, and automate and manage the quotation and sales process, from their own web site. Freightos combines all freight rates including fees and surcharges into one web based Freight (SaaS) Operating system. The company is powering real-time market pricing and reliable global freight management for over 5,000 companies. Freightos creates incredible technology that makes global trade frictionless for logistics providers, importers and exporters, global supply chain companies, and carriers. Global forwarders sell more and work more efficiently with Freightos digital freight sales and management technology

  • Invia robotics

    Invia robotics

    inVia Robotics is the developer of the world's first "Robots-as-a-Service" autonomous mobile robot picking and goods-to-person system. inVia is powering the future of warehouse productivity without disrupting the ecosystem of a business's operations. inVia is a Southern Californian technology company founded in 2015 that provides the next generation of robotics warehouse automation solutions for e-commerce distribution centers and supply chains. The inVia system is a comprehensive AI-driven robotics platform that takes all of the manual and costly effort out of storage and retrieval of warehouse inventory. A key part of the system is a team of autonomous mobile robots that effortlessly moves goods to people, whether coming in or going out

  • MercuryGate International

    MercuryGate International

    MercuryGate provides powerful transportation management solutions that have proven to be a competitive advantage for today’s most successful shippers, 3PLs, freight forwarders, brokers, and carriers. MercuryGate’s solutions are unique in their native support of all modes of transportation on a single platform including Parcel, LTL, Truckload, Air, Ocean, Rail and Intermodal. Through the continued release of innovative, results-driven technology and a commitment to making customers successful, MercuryGate delivers exceptional value for TMS users through improved productivity and operational efficiency. MercuryGate offers business intelligence to improve transportation processes, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce costs