Moving goods from E for Excel to T for technology

International trade is a tough nut to crack from a logistics point of view. In this podcast we learn how companies can move on from scraps of paper and a dozen Excel documents with the latest logistics technology.

31 August 2023 . 00:29:25

Show Notes for Series 03 Episode 47
It was during the COVID pandemic that many people outside the industry itself became aware of the importance of shipping and logistics. Its complexities and tight margins make the sector highly competitive and fast moving, yet so much of the day-to-day operations in shipping is done manually.

Our guest today, David Waroquier, CEO of SHIPSTA, looks to change that. The company operates a technology platform that allows the open trading of shipping procurement, whether for ‘spot’ (one-off) rates, or for longer contracts.
From his commercial background in venture capital, David joined one of his clients as the company’s CEO: he liked the company so much, he asked to run it!

In this episode of the Tech Means Business podcast, Joe Green talks to David about saving costs, moving on from Excel and email as business platforms, and how cost savings can do as much for companies as a huge boost in sales.

You can learn more about SHIPSTA and its work here:

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