Intelligent Cargo Systems to join Rainmaking’s maritime transport programme

18 Mar 2019 - Nick Chubb

Intelligent Cargo Systems to join Rainmaking’s maritime transport programme

UK maritime technology startup has been selected as a finalist in Rainmaking’s Trade and Transport Impact program.

London, UK:Intelligent Cargo Systems, the team behind the CargoMate port call optimisation system, has been selected as a finalist in the upcoming Rainmaking accelerator programme focussed on trade and transport. The programme, which is backed by Inmarsat, Wartsila, and Cargotec is designed to help startups collaborate with industry-leading firms piloting new and innovative digital technologies.

“We have spent the last two years building a truly innovative digital solution to the problem of port call efficiency,” says Chris Jones, CEO and Co-founder of Intelligent Cargo Systems, “joining Rainmaking’s Transport Impact programme is not only a great validation of our technology, but it gives us the opportunity to accelerate our efforts to improve the efficiency of ships arriving and departing port worldwide.”

Intelligent Cargo Systems’ CargoMate device in use on board a container ship.

On announcement of the finalists, Erik Christian Lund, Managing Director of Trade & Transport Impact at Rainmaking Innovation said “Industry collaboration is key to addressing the big challenges faced by the logistics and maritime industry. For far too many it remains a buzzword, unless we take real action. It is with this in mind we designed the trade & transport impact programme to help corporate partners like Wärtsilä, Inmarsat and Cargotec find and engage with great disruptive startups to explore ways for improving efficiency, sustainability and safety across the industry.

“Intelligent Cargo Systems was selected as 1 of out only 14 finalists from a field of 650 exciting MarineTech companies from 55 countries globally,” Lund said. “All of the finalists will convene in Hamburg this week to pursue collaborative opportunities for driving real impact and moving the needle in a notoriously conservative industry”.


About Intelligent Cargo Systems: Intelligent Cargo Systems is a maritime technology startup. Their revolutionary CargoMate platform accurately forecasts cargo completion time far in advance of current methods. This helps container ship operators anticipate delays, reduce turnaround time in port, save money on fuel and reduce their environmental impact. Available in every port worldwide, it offers unrivalled real-time port visibility and performance reporting.

Based in London, Intelligent Cargo Systems is a fast-growing team of maritime professionals and software engineers working to harness emerging technology to make ships more efficient and environmentally friendly.

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About Rainmaking: Rainmaking is a corporate innovation and venture development firm which works with businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes, from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 corporates, in order to solve challenges across the ever-changing landscape of innovation. The multidisciplinary team consists of some of the most experienced venture builders, strategists, engineers, designers, data scientists and growth experts around.

The trade & Transport Impact is a programme designed to address real challenges within the maritime, transportation, logistics & supply chain industry by helping the best startups & scaleups to connect and collaborate with world-leading corporates to bring real impact to the industry.

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