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Change nothing and nothing changes

Change nothing and nothing changes

It’s been said that dissatisfied people change the world. Whilst this is true to a degree, plenty of dissatisfied people go through their lives without changing anything. It is the ability to identify a problem and then actively seek out an elegant solution that is the real driving force required to facilitate positive change. Since we started on our journey to build the CargoMate platform we have relentlessly pursued the goal of changing the shipping industry for the better. As 2018 progressed we realised that if we want to fulfil our ambition of changing an entire industry, we had to first change ourselves. For the last three months, we have been creating a new brand identity that reflects our ultimate goal and we are delighted to announce that from today we will be known as Intelligent Cargo Systems.

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Should shipowners build or buy new tech?

Should shipowners build or buy new tech?

With the shipping industry now fully recognising that a digital revolution has been steadily snowballing behind it’s back, carriers are facing the crucial decision whether to build or buy their next generation digital solutions.  Surprisingly, a significant minority are opting to go it alone and build in-house – choosing to trailblaze through the undergrowth, rather than tread the paths laid out by the digital revolutionaries. But are their use cases so unique, that self-building is the only way to tackle the emerging industrial landscape of the future, and is the amount of time, energy, and budget worth the potential competitive upside? Read more

Valuing your data correctly will improve your fleet performance - CargoMate

The seven CargoMate values

The seven CargoMate values

While we are committed to building technology that makes shipping more efficient and sustainable, we are also committed to building a company and community that people love being a part of. To that end, we have decided to publish our company values to the world so that potential clients, partners, and employees know more about who we are, what we are about, and how we operate. Read more

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

Lessons learned from building an MVP

Lessons learned from building an MVP

 

We needed to quickly build a prototype of a mobile app and a website, get them in front of our users and get feedback. Sound familiar? Yep, it’s MVP time.

CargoMate is a port call optimisation platform that enables container ship owners to have real-time visibility of their fleet in port. Using machine learning, we predict when a ship is ready to depart and we let voyage planners know when their ship is ready to leave. The app we built is used by crew onboard containerships to help them track cargo operations in port. Here are a couple of lessons we learned during our first year of building.

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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