launched OceanPro, an intensive 120-day accelerator programme offering
start-ups the opportunity to partner with Maersk to bring innovative technology
solutions to ease the global supply chain for customers.
recognise the immense potential of India’s technology and digital talent and
are looking to capitalise on these capabilities to help the logistics industry
worldwide, to reinvent itself. OceanPro is yet another effort by us to promote
the creation of innovative solutions that meet evolving business needs,” said
Soren Skou, CEO, A.P. Moller – Maersk.
already identified eight start-ups, namely, Unido Labs, La Vela Pictures,
Zasti, Inatrix, MintM, LinkedDots, KrypC and Dhruv to collaborate with and to
develop solutions for better customer engagement and operations management,
leveraging blockchain, internet of things, advance text analytics and
artificial intelligence. Each of these collaborations is aimed at jointly
creating solutions that help mine hidden insights in the end-to-end logistics
business and infuse agility into Maersk’s supply chain.
excited to tap the thriving start-up ecosystem in India and are keen to
contribute back to it. The OceanPro programme as well as our investment in the
Bangalore-based Maersk Technology Centre, that opened in 2017, are testament to
Maersk’s commitment to leveraging technology and innovation to accelerate its
overall transformation in becoming the global integrator of container
logistics,” stated Navneet Kapoor, chief transformation officer, A.P.
India’s tech capital, the OceanPro team in Bangalore will also focus on
building partnerships with other accelerators, universities, venture capital
partners and the broader start-up ecosystem. Additionally, Maersk has
established collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc),
sponsoring two fellows for Masters in Technology with the aim to promote
research and exchange of ideas in developing industry leading digital
is currently among the world’s largest B2B transaction sites with an average
hourly revenue of US$ 1.3 million.