This is the story of a brilliant mechanical engineer in his 20s named Max Olson who had a crazy idea of how to revolutionize container transportation on the ocean.
Contrary to what everybody else in the industry is doing - building larger and larger container vessels for economies of scale - Max set out to design small, hydrofoiling, remote-controlled speed boats that could carry 3 standard size ocean containers from China to the US West coast in less than 5 days. Instead of the normal 15 days of transit time.
How Max came up with this crazy idea, how the prototypes look like, and if his idea has any chance of becoming a viable business any time soon, all of that and more is covered in this episode of The Logistics Tribe. Hosted by Jonah McIntire.