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We need to take action today to meet the 2050 emission targets

We need to take action today to meet the 2050 emission targets

Now that the dust has settled on the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee’s latest commitment it’s time to look at the industry needs to do and why now is the right time to start working towards the ambitious goals they set. In case you missed it, in April the MEPC made the historic decision to reduce global CO2 emissions to shipping by 50% of 2008 levels by 2050, whilst at the same time developing a strategy to phase out carbon based fuels altogether. Read more

NEWS: CargoMate close £500,000 seed round

CargoMate close £500,000 seed round

Port call optimisation platform to use funding to expand their team and continue product development

London, UK: Shipping technology startup CargoMate has closed a £500,000 seed investment round. The investment allows the company to continue the development of their port call optimisation platform for container ships and expand the number of shipping companies they work with.

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Running a fleet of ships can be an expensive business - CargoMate

Three ways to reduce your OpEx without compromising on performance

Three ways to reduce your OpEx without compromising on performance

Running ships is an expensive business, no matter the type of ship or type of trade it costs a lot of money to keep them moving. With the volatility and unpredictability of rates, it’s more important than ever to keep operating costs as low as possible without sacrificing the quality of service or operations. Read more

Four SaaS products to improve your fleet performance - CargoMate

Four SaaS products that will improve your fleet performance

Four SaaS products that will improve your fleet performance

Behind operating a safe ship, and protecting the environment, improving the performance of your fleet should be one of the top strategic goals for any liner operator. But working out how to improve performance can often involve projects which are expensive to run and have no guarantee of results. The good news is there are now hundreds of SaaS businesses popping up with clever ideas that serve the shipping and maritime industry. Read more

Data is an asset but how do you value it? CargoMate

Data is an asset but how do you value it?

 

Data is an asset but how do you value it?

The shipping industry seems to be finally coming round to the idea that data is an asset. Every operator I’ve spoken to in the last year has some sort of data related project going on, from fuel monitoring, to crew health tracking there are reams of data being collected on every facet of operations. As business models and processes begin to shift to become more and more data focused, we ask should the value of data be on the balance sheet? Read more

How to attract tech talent to the shipping industry

How to attract tech talent to the shipping industry

Shipping is quietly going through a digital revolution. At CargoMate we are right at the centre of it. As with any revolution though, it’s fuelled by people, and tech talent is hard to find. The digital revolution is happening throughout every industry, and the competition to hire the best is hotter than ever. How can the shipping industry compete with the likes of Google and Facebook to attract the brightest tech talent? Read more