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Greek startup Harbor Lab welcomed in June its 300th vessel to its online disbursements platform. The achievement was realised 15 months after the software company launched its disbursements accounting (DA) processing solution for the shipping industry, which gives vessels’ operators access to agents and vendors at ports across the globe reducing back office administration by 75 per cent. 

Safetytech Accelerator, a not-profit founded by Lloyd’s Register to solve safety and risk industrial challenges with digital solutions, has announced it is launching a new dedicated acceleration programme to enable the commercialisation of emerging safety and risk technology in the marine industry.

Autonomous marine navigation start-up Orca AI has raised $13 million in Series A funding, taking its total raised to over $15.5 million to support the company’s investment in technology, international expansion and growth.  

A new study sponsored by Inmarsat offers insight into digital-enabled maritime start-up culture in Singapore.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021 11:03

Silicon Valley start-up acquires Navis

Navis has announced that Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley-based technology-focused investment firm, has reached an agreement to acquire Navis from Cargotec.

Motion Ventures, the consortium-driven investment fund powered by Rainmaking, has launched today with a S$30M target. Wilhelmsen and HHLA have been confirmed as anchor investors to accelerate start-ups solving maritime value chain hurdles with strategic capital and support.

At the end of last year, the Eastern Pacific Accelerator powered by Techstars announced the nine start-ups joining round two of its technology accelerator programme. As the start-ups prepare to demonstrate their innovations on February 25, 2021, Eastern Pacific Shipping’s (EPS’) special advisor for innovation, Gil Ofer, and managing director of Eastern Pacific Accelerator powered by Techstars, Dhritiman Hui weigh in on how year 2 of the programme is cultivating the next generation of maritime technology entrepreneurs.

StratumFive has integrated a solution by French start-up eyeGauge into Podium, its platform for voyage informatics. The integration aims to improve the networking and connection of important data points to advanced technologies for better vessel insight and performance.

Signal Ventures, the investment arm of the Signal Group, is seeking entrepreneurs and start-ups in the maritime sector to join its ecosystem of technology partners.

Maritime technology company BunkerMetric and the marine chartering and operations software provider Dataloy Systems have announced commercial availability of their integration supporting optimised bunker planning and procurement.

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