Startup Day an der Kühne Logistics University (KLU) © Karolin Köcher

Logistics Start-Up-Day at KLU

Start-ups stirring up transport and logistics industry - a host of international firms at event

More than 40 start-ups with new business models, digital approaches and innovative solutions presented their companies Friday (February 8, 2019) on the Logistics Startup Day at the Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg. Commenting on the event, now in its third year, Kristina Brümmer, PR Manager at KLU, said: “We have grown from year to year and demand is rising continuously.” These companies are now on the verge of and changing the game in logistics.

Conversation with start-ups

Germany’s Freighthub and Israel’s Freightos were among the more established attendees. Several brand new companies including India’s Cogoport, a booking platform for international transport, Sweden’s Einride, who are developing an autonomous electric truck, and Germany’s Magazin, whose autonomous storage robots are already being used by Amazon, also took part. The Hamburg-based start-ups 25 Ways, blattfrisch, recyclehero, Searoutes and tricargo were also on hand at the event.

International interest in Hamburg as a logistics location

More and more fledgling international companies are attracted to Hamburg as a port city and logistics location. This year, ItsMyCargo from Denmark, SensorTransport from the Netherlands, from Spain, Greyorange from India and Picnic from the Netherlands attended the event at the private university.

Market for novel ideas and solutions

The participating start-ups reflected the entire spectrum of the transport and logistics industry – from truck, sea and airfreight to shipment tracking, warehousing and transport planning to food logistics, last mile and courier express parcel services for e-commerce. An Experts Round Table on Digitalization and Start-Ups in Logistics on Thursday (February 7, 2019) brought many specialists together for discussions and offered an opportunity to network.

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