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CargoMate agrees Konecranes pilot

REACH start-up programme winners (l-r): Markus Lukasson and Bettina, Nyrus.io; Mika Mahlberg, Konecranes; and Nick Chubb, CargoMate REACH start-up programme winners (l-r): Markus Lukasson and Bettina, Nyrus.io; Mika Mahlberg, Konecranes; and Nick Chubb, CargoMate

Finnish gantry crane and port systems provider Konecranes has agreed to pilot UK-based start-up CargoMate’s port call optimisation technology from Q1 2019, to assess how the application can assist in minimising delays and idle time for container ships in port.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}“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,” said Nick Chubb, head of growth at CargoMate Technologies.

Konecranes’ start-up engagement programme, REACH, assessed approximately 2,000 start-ups to find new technologies that could benefit its customers in ports and terminals, from which CargoMate was selected as one of two start-ups invited to collaborate further with the company.

The CargoMate platform forecasts cargo completion time to help container ship operators anticipate delays, reduce turnaround time in port, save money on fuel and reduce their environmental impact. The system is available in every port worldwide, the company says.{/mprestriction}

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