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. Continue reading “We need to take action today to meet the 2050 emission targets”
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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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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WATCH: How can the shipping industry attract the right talent to fuel digital transformation?
Finding the right talent to fuel the digital transformation is a challenge in every industry. How can shipping attract the right people to build the industry of the future? Continue reading “WATCH: How can the shipping industry attract the right talent to fuel digital transformation?”
WATCH: What are the main challenges the shipping industry will face over the next decade?
The shipping industry is rapidly changing but what are the main challenges which will affect the industry over the next decade?
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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. Continue reading “Three ways to reduce your OpEx without compromising on performance”
WATCH: Is the shipping industry ready for the 2020 sulphur cap?
The 2020 sulphur cap is just 20 months away. CargoMate CEO Chris Jones does not believe the industry will be ready in time. Continue reading “WATCH: Is the shipping industry ready for the 2020 sulphur cap?”
Four SaaS products that will improve your fleet performance
Behind operating a safe ship, and protecting the environment, improving the performance of your fleet should be one of the top strategic goals for any liner operator. But working out how to improve performance can often involve projects which are expensive to run and have no guarantee of results. The good news is there are now hundreds of SaaS businesses popping up with clever ideas that serve the shipping and maritime industry. Continue reading “Four SaaS products that will improve your fleet performance”
WATCH: How can we increase collaboration between startups and shipping companies?
Collaboration is fast becoming one of the most talked about concepts in shipping. As entrepreneurs bring more and more bright ideas to the table, we ask how we can increase collaboration between startups shipping companies. Continue reading “WATCH: How can we increase collaboration between startups and shipping companies?”
Data is an asset but how do you value it?
The shipping industry seems to be finally coming round to the idea that data is an asset. Every operator I’ve spoken to in the last year has some sort of data related project going on, from fuel monitoring, to crew health tracking there are reams of data being collected on every facet of operations. As business models and processes begin to shift to become more and more data focused, we ask should the value of data be on the balance sheet? Continue reading “Data is an asset but how do you value it?”