SeaFocus Sends IntelligenceHunt5 Winner Team Hermes to Ocean Exchange Finals


To optimize not only the cost, but also service level and sustainable supply chain management, Wärtsilä launched an out-of-the box case assignment to IntelligenceHunt5 University Students and Companies joint competition. The task, designed by a team led by Vesa Marttinen, Director of Cruise, Ferry and Yacht business, was to create a route ranking and comparison application with following criteria: Carbon footprint of transport, cost of the total journey, time from A to B.


"Route Ranking Case: Ferry as a Part of Transport Chain" successful performance with the assignment gave a victory to the Student Team "Hermes"with Calvin Kho from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Chia Palkonen from the Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland and Andre Holtkamp from University of Siegen, Germany at Nor-Shipping, Oslo.


The main award of the IntelligenceHunt5 competition was: Participation at the 9th Ocean Exchange Finals in Fort Lauderdale October 28-30th, 2019 as VIP guests, whose presence and achievements will be announced in the event. The team Hermes will have a possibility to meet and interact with the organizers, the other guests and the finalists of this closed event.


The Finals of Ocean Exchange will feature twelve innovative, sustainable worldwide solutions that demonstrate the ability to generate economic growth and increase productivity while reducing the use of nature’s resources. Ulla Keino, Commercial Director of Ahlers Business Unit Trade Facilitation, and the Intelligence Hunt 6 Jury Chairman together with Vesa Koivumaa, Business Development Director, MB, Americas from Wärtsilä have also been in the review team of Ocean Exchange 2019.


SeaFocus is very proud of the winner team IH5Hermes, who even created a name for their App "AURORA" - Automatic Route Ranker and designed a logo for it following Wärtsilä ́s graphic instructions.SeaFocus wants to thank especially Roger Strevens from Wallenius Wilhelmsen of introducing SeaFocus and Ocean Exchange to each other and the Chief Executive Officer of the Ocean Exchange, Millicent Pitts, of this great initiative for an award for the IntelligenceHunt5 winners.


Article first published by the Ocean Exchange in LinkedIn 9.10.2019 by Millicent Pitts.