CargoMate and Konecranes partner to optimise port calls

CargoMate and Konecranes partner to optimise port calls
REACH start-up programme winners. Left to right: Markus Lukasson and Bettina Brown from start-up Nyrus.io, Mika Mahlberg, EVP Konecranes Port Solutions, and Nick Chubb, head of growth, CargoMate

Shipping technology start-up CargoMate is partnering 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 containerships in port.

Nick Chubb, head of growth, CargoMate Technologies, said: We are delighted to be partnering with Konecranes on a port call optimisation pilot programme. It is incredibly exciting for us as a start-up 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.”

Konecranes’ start-up engagement programme, REACH, scouted over 2,000 start-ups to find new technologies that could benefit their customers in ports and terminals. CargoMate was one of two start-ups selected for further collaboration after a selection day held at Konecranes’ headquarters in Hyvinkää, Finland.