CargoMate announce technology pilot with Konecranes
Maritime technology startup CargoMate has today announced a partnership with leading port solutions provider Konecranes to pilot their port call optimisation technology.
London, UK: Shipping technology startup CargoMate has been selected to partner with Finnish gantry crane and port solutions provider Konecranes to pilot their port call optimisation technology. The collaboration, which will begin in Q1 2019, will focus on using digital technology to minimise delays and idle time for container ships in port.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Konecranes on a port call optimisation 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.” says Nick Chubb, Head of Growth at CargoMate Technologies.
Konecranes’ startup engagement programme, REACH, scouted over 2000 startups to find new technologies that could benefit their customers in ports and terminals. CargoMate was one of two startups selected for further collaboration after a selection day held at Konecranes’ headquarters in Hyvinkää, Finland.
About CargoMate: CargoMate Technologies is a seed stage shipping technology startup. Their groundbreaking platform accurately forecasts cargo completion time far in advance of current methods. This helps container ship operators anticipate delays, reduce turnaround time in port, save money on fuel and reduce their environmental impact. Available in every port worldwide, it offers unrivalled real-time port visibility and performance reporting.
Based in London, CargoMate is a fast-growing team of maritime professionals and software engineers working to harness emerging technology to make ships more efficient and environmentally friendly.
About Konecranes: Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes.
In 2017, Group sales totalled EUR 3,136 million. The Group has 16,400 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).
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