According to a recent statement, the corporate innovation and venture development firm, Rainmaking, matched five maritime giants with eight startups as part of its Trade & Transport Impact Program. Namely, Cargotec, HHLA, Inmarsat, Shell, and Wärtsilä will all work together with startup teams from eight different countries, on 13 separate projects with the aim of “accelerating innovation that delivers genuine business results.”
Following years of hard work to revolutionize and digitalize the crew competence management in the maritime industry, Safebridge has its strong efforts recognized after being awarded three very prestigious awards at this year’s high caliber events around the globe.
British engineering company Anemoi Marine Technologies, the Flettner Rotor innovator, has appointed Kim Diederichsen as CEO with the aim to take the company’s wind assisted propulsion systems to the global market.
In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA at Nor-Shipping, Mr. Nawfal Al Jourani, Director of Dubai Maritime Cluster Office at DMCA, shared Dubai’s priorities as a major maritime hub of the Middle East. Mr. Jourani noted that innovation is the cornerstone of Dubai’s strategy to be attractive to the shipping community.
The Port Authority of Strasbourg and HAROPA, France’s largest container seaport grouping together the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, signed a partnership agreement, to contribute to the development of new trades and services strengthening the attractiveness of the port sites.
The Port of San Diego celebrated the start of a $24 million public works project that will modernize its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Referred to as the Modernization, the project will remove two obsolete warehouses and create much-needed laydown area for larger project cargo.
Thomas Wilhelmsen said that a conservative approach in shipping will not lead to success. This is showcased by many examples, in which companies proceeded to many changes, such as changing from sail ships to steam, from steam to diesel, and today adapting to the digital world.
Chairman of Danish Shipping, Claus V. Hemmingsen, presented the organisation’s new strategy – “Ahead of the Curve”, which covers the next four years and focuses on competencies, digitization and technological development as catalysts for continued growth in the coming years.
Recently, ZPMC Southeast Asia Holding Company, Huawei South Pacific Regional Center and Sinopec Lubricants signed a cooperation memorandum for the construction of a Southeast Asia Innovation Center in Singapore.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of global trade enabler DP World revealed the plans for the development of Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah port in support of the project Saudi Vision 2030.
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