By @SimonCocking , interview with Martin Iliev, Co-Founder at CargoCoin

Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?

I have a degree in Economics & Business Finance from Brunel University London and MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan. I’ve been working in the shipping & transport industry since 2001.

Although in a small boutique company our key Accounts include Hyundai Heavy Industries, Arcelor Mittal, Siemens, American Energy Sources, Solvay, Clencore. Interaction with clients has always been upto latest industry standards. My career started as a shipping agent doing the very basics, then moved on to shipbroker and logistics manager, being in charge of the transport of heavy lift and project cargoes. This is considered as the top segment of the industry.

At a later stage we have purchased and time chartered specialized multi-purpose heavy lift vessel. I have developed the company from being a shipping agency to a complex project logistics provider and ship owner/ship manager. In addition, we have also developed strong container booking department.

With my personal experience and expertise in international transport it is quite logical to develop and implement a global transport marketplace platform with smart contracts.

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

Right now I put emphasis on ship management and chartering. We operate several Multi-purpose vessels operating world Wide.

Why did you get involved with this ICO?

I believe that the blockchain and smart contracts are the future. Although the shipping industry is the least technologically developed one the implementation of the smart contracts is inevitable. I see an opportunity to be a not just a pioneer, but to introduce them to the market.

We have already discussed with our partner the possibilities of beta testing of smart Bill of Lading, smart Letter of Credit (escrow) and crypto payment of sea freight.

Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?

The blockchain technology is a part of our future. The CargoCoin platform is designed to link the physical world of trade & transport with the crypto technologies. We have the possibility to introduce it, test it on the field and implement it. This is a rock solid foundation for such a project.

How can people find out more about the ICO:

Information about the CargoCoin ICO is available on

Project details are described in the White Paper

How can people find out more about you and your work?

The CargoCoin team members and advisers are listed on the website.

ICO Supporters are welcome to approach anyone of us, for questions, clarifications or just discussions.

My Linked In is

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

We have received very positive feedback from industry professional that understand well our overall concept. We believe that we provide simple solutions to a complex industry and clear benefits to all participants in the Eco System.

If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at [email protected] or on Twitter: @SimonCocking

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