The Future of Ports Challenge  

Are you thinking about technologies and applications 3-5 years ahead of the industry?
Applications closed on August 31, 2020.
Join us for The Future of Ports 2021 Event on March 18th, 2021 to see the Top 10 startups from the challenge present.

An opportunity to create the future of port logistics 

OneValley and Gulftainer are partnering to launch The Future of Ports Challenge, a technology scouting program that seeks to find the most innovative startups developing technology that can play defining roles in the future of port management and logistics.

We are looking for next-generation solutions in 5 distinct categories that are transforming the port management industry. Be Bold, Think Big, and Lets Change the Industry.

We recognize that many of these categories are futuristic and likely several years away from commercialization.  We are looking for the pioneers that are chasing these game-changing opportunities and want to partner with a premier, global port operator to bring them to market.


In Non-Dilutive Funding


Pilot and enterprise-readiness support

Curated access to leading Silicon Valley partners and investors

We are looking for solutions in 5 distinct categories transforming ports.
If you have a game-changing idea that doesn’t fall into these tracks, we want to hear from you under Bring Your Own Idea.

We are looking for people and teams developing technology or business models fundamentally disrupting global supply chains and trade. Apply to our challenge and show us your vision for how your solution is defining the Future of Ports and Logistics







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About Gulftainer

Established in 1976, Gulftainer is a privately owned, independent port
management and 3PL logistics company based in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and for more than 40 years we have been delivering a world-class performance to our customers.

Our UAE operations include the Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT), Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT),and Sharjah Inland Container Depot (SICD) and the company’s international presence spans across the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas with projects in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and the USA. We are currently assessing several potential new ventures in line with the company’s commercial strategy and growth, driving its vision of becoming one of the world’s top six container terminal operators within the next 10 years.

In 2008, we launched Momentum Logistics, our fully integrated logistics provider, (3PL), and currently ranked a Superbrand in its industry.

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About OneValley

OneValley, formerly GSVlabs, is a global entrepreneurship platform that supports entrepreneurs, accelerates startups, and empowers organizations across the world  that foster innovation communities.


OneValley directly supports over 35,000 members and indirectly another 175,000+ through our B2B partnerships and platforms, powered by our online platform Passport, the world’s most comprehensive innovation platform connecting Silicon Valley to the World and the World to Silicon Valley.

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