Loginno Competition to Fast-Track Proposed Smart Container Projects

The competition is targeting smart container promotion and adoption at the governmental level.

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Loginno's "The Contopia Factor" competitions are designed to demonstrate and promote smart container values to the logistics ecosystem. The first two competitions were aimed at shipping companies, where the winners experienced Loginno's smart container technology and capitalized on the advantages of converting an entire container fleet to smart containers.

This time, however, the competition is targeting smart container promotion and adoption at the governmental level.

"So far, there have been some amazing Contopia initiatives, all by shipping companies, big and small. Whether it was driven by strategic needs, operational needs, or a business opportunity, all initiatives were done by the usual cadre of the Alphaliner Top 100,” says Amit Aflalo, Loginno co-founder. “In a situation where only one link in the logistics chain is the sole bearer of the burden of setting up this new smart container digital economy, we feel that it is time to look at things top-down and plan smart container infrastructure the same way as you would plan any new infrastructure: with B.O.T. projects, industry-wide initiatives, and strong governmental support."

Key takeaways:

  •  Loginno developed the idea to involve the world's governments after being approached by the head of the trade union in a mid-sized country in Asia.
  • A panel of expert judges will select this year's competition‘s winning countries. To win, the applicant countries must demonstrate a strong, able, and willing local logistics ecosystem, use cases or projects that can benefit greatly from smart containers, and a government willing to go through considerable effort to promote smart containers.
  • The winners of The Contopia Factor 3 competition will be set up for ECA (Export Credit Agency) support by a Berne Union member, up to 1 million containers in total, which together with the expected governmental push, will fast-track the proposed smart container projects and use cases.

"The BCOs (cargo owners) were desperate for the level of visibility provided by a smart container infrastructure, while the local shipping companies were not willing to bear the cost of such infrastructure. We thought, here's an opportunity to level the playing field and draw a map to Contopia, where everyone benefits, but also contributes," says Shachar Tal, Loginno co-founder.