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GateHouse and Rainmaking team up to accelerate development of data-driven solutions

Analytics and data company GateHouse Maritime has partnered up with innovation firm Rainmaking to back the development of frontrunning technologies that can potentially disrupt the maritime industry with the help of data. 

GateHouse Maritime will become Rainmaking’s ecosystem partner and put its large data foundation at disposal for innovation projects that leverage technologies within transportation and logistics.

Rainmaking has over a decade of experience working with start-ups and corporations to solve important challenges through business - from accelerators to pilot programs, strategic opportunity mapping, and new venture creation. Rainmaking also runs the open innovation platform Trade & Transport Impact, where GateHouse Maritime’s data foundation now will play a crucial role for future projects in maritime.

GateHouse Maritime’s full data set will be available to corporate and start-up partners of Rainmaking’s Trade & Transport Impact platform, without cost, for a limited period of time. Accessing this data, which is usually fragmented and protected within corporate siloes, would otherwise be too difficult or too expensive for many companies to consider innovating with it; making it available, and showing companies what’s possible to achieve with this breadth and depth of data, is potentially game-changing.

“We are delighted to become part of Rainmaking’s initiative and work alongside frontrunners in transforming the maritime sector. Many tech start-ups possess a large amount of knowledge within a very specific area, and with the help of our data we hope to strengthen their foundation for innovation across the maritime industry,” said CEO of GateHouse Maritime, Martin Dommerby Kristiansen.

“Star-tups and corporations alike have much to gain from accessing extensive data and learning how to use their own better,” commented Angela Noronha, director of trade & transport impact. “AI and ML companies from other sectors can train on relevant historical data to tailor their solution to vessel owners or other shipping actors, even before landing their first maritime customer; corporations with hordes of real-time commercial and operational data can begin to leverage it better. These are just some examples of the far-reaching possibilities.”

“Data insight is key to optimising operations across the supply chain. Real-time and historic data can provide very accurate tracking of vessels and goods, while ETA’s and predictions will also be more precise. This allows companies to be more proactive in planning supply chain activities, and more prepared to handle unexpected events,” said Martin Dommerby Kristiansen.

“Such insight would also help tackle the maritime industry’s environmental challenges. In addition to saving costs, authorities estimate that operational efficiencies can reduce shipping emissions by up to 15 per cent. “

Rainmaking believes this data partnership will accelerate both the adoption of existing solutions and creation of new ones.

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