Cargotec Launches Maritime Start-Up Initiative


Cargotec has announced that it will collaborate on joint projects with seven start-up organizations as a result of the Rainmaking Trade & Transport Impact Programme.

This initiative, a leading collaboration platform for start-ups in the maritime sector, was intended to address the greatest challenges facing business areas such as cargo transport and logistics.

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Tero Hottinen, Director Emerging Digital Business, Cargotec, commented on the programme: “I genuinely believe these projects have the potential to solve important inefficiencies in our industry.

“When we joined the Rainmaking programme, our goal was to find partners with whom we could make an impact already in the short-term.

“A lot of work has been done to get to this point, but what we have found is exactly what we aimed for – several great opportunities to impact international cargo flow together.”

Kalmar, a leading provider of container handling solutions, is working with Arundo Analytics, Cogniac and Predictronics on projects that aim to develop Kalmar's service offering.



Lasse Eriksson, VP of New Service Business Concepts, Kalmar, said: “Our partners in the Rainmaking programme have a strong track record from developing digital services for other industries.

“We now look forward to co-creating with them to introduce new, value-adding solutions for our customers around the world.”

MacGregor will also collaborate with Arundo Analytics, as well Geollect, Intelligent Cargo Systems and NauticAI, to create solutions for a range of different challenges, including predictive maintenance and safer mooring with the Internet of Things (IoT).

Navis is cooperating with Loginno, which recently launched the Contopia competition to recognize the first digital container shipping company.

Shachar Tal, Founder of Loginno, discussed the start-up's Contopia plan in a recent Port Technology technical paper

The winner of the competition will equip their fleet with Loginno's asset tracking devices, another solution powered by IoT.

Hottinen added: “If we want to call ourselves leaders of intelligent cargo handling, we need to be on the cutting edge of digitalisation and constantly develop ourselves in that area.”

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