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.”
Proud to cooperate with the global leader in intelligent cargo handling systems – @Cargotec , walking the walk with @TeroHottinen, connecting relevant Israeli innovative startups with Cargotec's strategic interests and needs: https://t.co/BbWUKmbYQr @naviscargo @Kalmarglobal pic.twitter.com/Qy425Lu9XJ
— theDOCK (@theDOCK_hub) March 26, 2019
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.”