In the past decade fulfillment warehouses have increased the use of robotic technology to keep pace with major e-commerce growth. Amazon, who has had incredible success with their Kiva robots, continues to increase their investment in automated technology and shows no signs of slowing down.
According to Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President of Clarkson Research, global shipping has a major problem that needs to be addressed. According to Stopford, the industry has become entangled in an ultra-competitive, old-fashioned mindset that keeps shipping technology stuck in the past. The solution? Getting with the times and integrating automation into across the industry.