PortXL and GTT to collaborate on maritime accelerator projects

Rotterdam-based maritime start-up accelerator PortXL has announced a partnership with GTT, the French LNG transport group, to work together to support innovative tech entrepreneurs in the sector, with a focus on sustainability.

PortXL existing accelerator programme has already seen eight sustainable maritime start-ups and scale-ups begin their development process since September of this year, and the organisation is looking to draw on GTT’s expertise to expand even further, to assist in scouting new companies with untapped potential.

“Collaborating with PortXL will give us access to a dynamic ecosystem made up of committed start-ups,” said Jean-Baptiste Boutillier, Innovation VP at GTT.

“We are convinced that the decarbonisation of the maritime industry will undeniably involve technological innovations.”

“This collaboration illustrates our commitment to fostering a spirit of innovation and embracing disruptive ideas, propelling us towards a more sustainable and technologically advanced future for the entire industry.”

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