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Maersk introduces OceanPro for start-ups to ease supply chain process

Maersk has 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.

“We 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.

Maersk has 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.

“We are 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. Moller-Maersk.

Based in 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 solutions.

Maersk.com is currently among the world’s largest B2B transaction sites with an average hourly revenue of US$ 1.3 million.

 

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