Cargotec Teams with Innovation Hub to Drive Digitization


theDOCK, a leading innovation hub for the maritime sector, has partnered with cargo handling giants Cargotec to provide disruptive digital solutions and develop a smarter supply chain.

As part of the collaboration, Israel-based theDOCK will offer Cargotec funding solutions to help it support a portfolio of emerging start-ups and “meet the needs of its global business partners”.

Working across a range of different business areas, including ports, shipping lines and maritime logistics, theDOCK provides a vital link to Israeli start-ups, a hotbed of innovation and advanced solutions that could drive industry growth.

Read a technical paper from Cargotec which focuses on smart connected terminals and the digital future

The aim of the project, which was founded by Israeli high-tech leaders, is to facilitate multi-disciplinary ideation and implementation activity, speeding up the market readiness of start-up organizations.



Dr. Tero Hottinen, Director of Emerging Digital Business at Cargotec Corporation, made a statement: “Israel is one of the key technology and start-up hubs of the world and recently there has been increased activity also towards the maritime and logistics start-up scene.

“theDOCK has shown tremendous value in being able to act as a local spider in the web connecting relevant start-ups with strategic interest to global corporates like us.”



Hannan Carmeli, Founder and CEO of theDOCK, also commented: “Cargotec represents a unique opportunity for theDOCK. As a multidisciplinary leader in the sector it opens up a whole range of challenges to be addressed by creative start-ups.

“Developing and marketing solutions ranging from sophisticated cargo handling equipment all the way to enterprise software overseeing port operations, Cargotec brings with it a broad range of opportunities for corporate-start-ups collaboration, hence our excitement.”

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