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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Do we need entrepreneurs to save shipping?

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your free weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping

Entrepreneurial minds promise fresh ideas that can catalyse much-needed change and break down the traditional silos that have always dogged shipping’s fragmented sectors, so why is there is still a resistance to change and a reluctance to adopt new technological solutions in shipping? We are joined this week by the venture development firm Rainmaking to discuss innovation, entrepreneurship and how fresh ideas and start ups are needed to kick shipping into a zero-carbon future


IF entrepreneurs form companies to solve a problem and capitalise on a gap in the market, then it seems shipping’s problems are growing exponentially.

The recent proliferation of accelerators, incubators and established maritime players all doggedly chasing start-ups as a testing ground for viable, and scalable, new business models — all suggests something of an entrepreneurial explosion.

This week, the venture development firm Rainmaking launched a maritime innovation advisory network for Southeast Asia, so we invited the company’s director for trade and transport Tarun Mehrotra to come on the podcast and discuss why shipping needs this disruptive kick up the supply chain to get new, innovative ideas moving.

We talk about whether shipping really is as conservative as the would-be disruptors would have us believe and why there is still a resistance to change and reluctance to adopt new technological solutions.


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