MacGregor organises 'Hack the Sea' event to reduce maritime waste
MACGREGOR, part of Cargotec, is to hold an open innovation 'hackathon" event at the Interschalt Marine Centre near Hamburg, Germany on November 11-13, to boost the development of intelligent cargo handling.
The goal of this "Hack the Sea" hackathon is to explore and experiment with new opportunities to reduce waste in the maritime industry. The event will be organised in collaboration with Industryhack, a pioneer of industrial open innovation contests.
"We invite brilliant and agile tech minds and digital talents to innovate how to utilise the potential to reduce the unnecessary maritime industry waste," MacGregor's senior vice president, Technology and R&D Alexander Nurnberg, said in a company statement.
"MacGregor has identified a lot of potential to improve the efficiency of cargo flow and load handling within the global maritime industry.
While embarking on numerous in-house projects, MacGregor is inviting the stakeholders to co-create a more sustainable future together. We are organising the hackathon to boost innovation in this area," Mr Nurnberg added.