CMA CGM establishes global start-up accelerator

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CMA CGM has announced the establishment of ZEBOX UK in Manchester, UK, with the goal of paving new routes for co-innovation between corporates and entrepreneurs across industries.

The Manchester-based start-up accelerator is ZEBOX’s sixth innovation hub in the world.

ZEBOX’s entry into Manchester aims to add dynamism to the city’s start-up environment, and also foster co-innovation in numerous crucial industries, including sustainability and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

This new UK location is set to help ZEBOX continue its aim of linking global logistics leaders and creative startups with innovation hotspots in France, North America, the Caribbean, West Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

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ZEBOX was founded in 2018 by Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, as a community of the most promising start-ups and large companies.

The ZEBOX community, which now comprises 20 partners and over 200 start-ups, has contributed to raising over £200 million ($242 million) in funding and has initiated more than 100 co-innovation projects between start-ups and corporate partners for the next generation of solutions.

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Audrey Dohlen, Regional Director, Head of Europe Region of the CMA CGM Group, said: “The launch of ZEBOX UK truly illustrates CMA CGM’s commitment to our UK customers, partners and team members.

“Our desire is to find innovative approaches and bring solutions to the table that will transform the industry and help the UK adapt to the ever-changing business landscape. CMA CGM and ZEBOX UK are on a mission to create the premier centre of innovation for supply chain and logistics in the UK.”

In September, CMA CGM revised the Low Water Surcharge (LWS) applicable to all cargo from/to Manaus, Brazil.

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