Gulftainer Selects Morpheus.Network As The Global Winner In Blockchain Category

Nikhil Sethi
Apr 21 · 5 min read

Over a two year period, Gulftainer’s ‘Future of Ports 2021” Challenge evaluated more than 2,000 start-ups from over 200 cities with the aim to shortlist 250 technologies set to lead the transformation of the sector. With the help of One Valley, the global entrepreneurship platform from Silicon Valley, 10 highly disruptive start-ups From Six Continents showcased their groundbreaking IoT, AI and Autonomous Drones, Big Data and Advanced Analytics, and Blockchain solutions that are redefining the ports and logistics sector.

As a company, we are incredibly proud to announce that Morpheus.Network was announced as one of the winning startups in Gulftainer’s ‘Future of Ports 2021 challenge. The bold call to action from the world’s largest privately owned port operator sought the most groundbreaking, innovative and disruptive startup companies in the world to establish long term partnerships and co-develop solutions that will redefine the supply chain industry. Our team could not be more excited to work alongside Gulftainer — who’s decades of experience and success as a global leader in the port industry will be invaluable as we embark on this opportunity.

Gulftainer’s Korfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) owns the world productivity record having performed 4,073 container moves in a single 12-hour shift

Charles Menkhorst, Group CEO of Gulftainer, explains their decision to launch the worldwide challenge which led to an invitation for Morpheus.Network:

Charles Menkhorst, CEO of Gulftainer, said:

“We are on a mission to identify the very best entrepreneurs and thinkers whom we can potentially partner with to redefine the future of the shipping and logistics industry.”

“Companies that seek to expand their offerings towards end-to-end services using new technologies will gain a competitive edge over the long term. Technology plays a big role in addressing the key challenges in the industry”.

“Start-ups can deliver the key solutions that will address simple customer problems in their daily operations, and this is the best way to attract the attention of port operators. It does not have to be groundbreaking, but it must address their problems in the best possible way as the industry prefers evolution over revolution.”

“We congratulate the winners for showcasing the most promising solutions and we look forward to seeing those technologies deliver the desired transformation across the industry.”

Nikhil Sinha, Group CEO of OneValley, and Gulftainer’s partner in the global pitch remarked:

“As part of OneValley’s mission to support entrepreneurs and accelerate and empower innovative start-ups globally, the Future of Ports is a great example of the exceptional talent, innovation, and entrepreneurship that thrives from all corners of the world.”

“Our partnership with Gulftainer provided us the opportunity to identify and surface the most exciting forward-thinking start-ups transforming the future of ports, supply chain and logistics.”

Our team worked around the clock to develop a 6 minute pitch and custom demo to highlight how our Trusted Information Flows could be used for Port Automation. In a live presentation at the final event of the ‘Future of Ports 2021’ competition, Karl McDermott presented to the founder, executive board and CEO of Gulftainer, the world’s largest private port group and part of UEA’s, Crescent Enterprises, One Valley executives and project stakeholders.

Our objectives were clear:

Watch Karl’s stellar performance here.

We are thrilled that Gulftainer has already contacted us to define the scope of a possible engagement around the implementation of our Single Shipment View; visibility into Supply Chain at Container Level, Cold Chain, Track Port Operations, Fast Track Customs Release, and Integration with their Momentum Logistics carrier on Inbound and Outbound truck shipments. We can use our middleware to acquire IoT data points to help optimize the end to end process. Further integrations with SAP HANA/S4, Gulftainer’s TOS and Customer Portal, and the Dubai Trade Single Window help reduce data silos, delays and bottlenecks. We are deeply honored by Gulftainer’s recognition of our platform and are looking forward to helping Gulftainer and their customers achieve their goals.

Our team’s leadership offer their thoughts on this amazing accomplishment:

“Our goal at Morpheus.Network has always been to disrupt the global trade industry and this is further validation that our platform is uniquely positioned to bring the latest technologies to some of the world’s largest and most established companies.” — Dan Weinberger, Co-Founder & CEO of Morpheus.Network

“We are honored to begin working with Gulftainer, one of the world’s leading and most efficient port operators. I am confident that our shared vision of digital port operations as part of an end to end logistics ecosystem will result in mutual growth and success. We would like to thank OneValley for their support in this process and sincerely wish the best to all the startups.” — Karl McDermott, Global Head of Business Development of Morpheus Network

“We look forward to leveraging Gulftainer’s operational and technical expertise to develop innovative solutions that can save them time and money.” — Noam Eppel, Co-Founder & COO of Morpheus.Network

About Gulftainer

Gulftainer is the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator currently handling an annual throughput of 6.5 million TEUs. They aim to expand their global portfolio in the next 10 years to triple business volume worldwide to more than 10,000 vessel calls and triple container handling to 18 million TEUs.

Established in 1976, Gulftainer is a port management and 3PL logistics company based in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and for more than 40 years it has been delivering a world-class performance to its customers. Its global footprint spans the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas, including operations in the UAE, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and the USA.

About Morpheus.Network

Morpheus.Network is hyper-focused on helping companies eliminate supply chain inefficiencies and optimizing and automating supply chain processes. To learn more please visit or contact us today to verify the benefits of leveraging our platform.

At Morpheus.Network we are hyper-focused on helping companies eliminate supply chain inefficiencies and optimizing and automating supply chain processes. To learn more please visit or contact us today to verify the benefits of leveraging our platform.

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