Konecranes Chooses Digital Partners


Maritime technology start-ups CargoMate and Nyris have announced they will work with industry-leading ports solutions provider Konecranes to pilot their call optimization technology.

The announcement comes following Konecranes' start-up programme, REACH, scouted over 2,000 companies to find new technologies that could benefit customers in ports and terminals.  

The collaboration will begin in Q1 2019 and will focus primarily on digital technology to minimize delays and idle time for container ships in port.

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CargoMate is a seed stage shipping technology start-up. Its groundbreaking platform accurately forecasts cargo completion time far in advance of current methods.

This helps container ship operators anticipate delays, reduce turnaround time in ports, save money on fuel and reduce their environmental impact.

Nick Chubb, Head of Growth at CargoMate Technologies, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Konecranes on a port call optimization pilot programme.

“It is incredibly exciting for us as a startup to find a partner who shares our vision for digitally enabled ships and ports and our passion for creating a safer, more efficient and environmentally sustainable maritime sector.”


Credit: Konecranes


Nyris, on the other hand, specializes in processing visual data and this technology uses an image recognition that is based on the latest AI solutions, deep learning frameworks, as well as classical computer vision. 

The technology can be used to recognize different types of products of spare parts in less than one second. Bettina Brown, Head of Customer Success, Nyris, had this to say: “We are thrilled to have won this competition and very impressed with the speed and fantastic organization of the whole process and event.

“Pitching in front of decision makers, fast-tracked and flown back to Helsinki within a week – this is very much startup speed. We are absolutely delighted to start working with such an open-minded and smart team. Having had the opportunity to try our ‘crane-operating-skills’ with the Mobile Harbor Crane simulator during the finals day was a definite winner for us,”

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