Cargotec has announced that its start-up collaboration with Rainmaking, launched in September this year, is now open to applications.
The start-up collaboration programme called Trade & Transport Impact connects corporations and innovative start-ups to address the biggest challenges in maritime, cargo transport and logistics.
The key themes related to solving the inefficiencies in cargo flow include intelligent on-board cargo and load handling; optimised terminal operations; and efficient and sustainable cargo flow. Start-up solutions can be related to artificial intelligence, IoT, big data, or drone applications, or many other areas.
Tero Hottinen, director emerging digital business, Cargotec, said: “Maritime logistics is full of inefficiencies throughout the value chain, and we at Cargotec want to change that. However, we cannot do it by ourselves – to change the world you need collaboration. I am excited that we can now launch the concrete part of the programme to find potential partners.”
Dennis Mol, vice president digital and new business transformation, MacGregor, added: “MacGregor aims to be recognised as the leader in intelligent maritime cargo and load handling. I am delighted that we are participating, as part of Cargotec, in the Rainmaking programme and look forward to working with innovative start-ups around the world who can support and, through collaboration, accelerate our ability to make an impact in this vital area of vessel efficiency improvements and payload optimisation.”
Nicklas Viby Fursund, managing director, Rainmaking Transport, commented: “Rainmaking will leverage the experience built from having run over 60 similar programmes across industries. We’re excited about the impact we can create with the industry leading partner Cargotec on real industry challenges.”
“I am pleased that we have now got the programme in motion and am eagerly waiting to start working with start-ups towards a better everyday for all of us,” added Mr Hottinen.