Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Maersk And Buffett Invest In Waste-Fuel Startup

By Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) – A.P. Moller-Maersk has agreed to buy a minority stake in a green-fuel startup backed by Warren Buffett, as the world’s largest container line latches on to...

September 8, 2021
Total Views: 1826

Monday, June 21, 2021
Maritime News

Container Tracking Startup Raises $240m From Softbank

In 2019 the ocean logistics unicorn Flexport secured $1 Billion in Funding Led by Japan’s SoftBank Vision Fund, now the legendary startup bank has announced a big investment in the...

June 21, 2021
Total Views: 2246

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Press Releases

Icelandic maritime start-up Hefring ehf. completes an investment round with the New Business Venture Fund, Innoport and TechNexus.

Press Release – Icelandic maritime start-up Hefring ehf. has successfully closed a financing round led by the New Business Venture Fund, an Icelandic state-owned venture capital fund, with the participation...

April 29, 2021
Total Views: 557

Friday, February 5, 2021

CMA CGM to Expand U.S. Headquarters and Launch Start-Up Incubator in Virginia

French shipping group CMA CGM has announced plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia and launch a new startup incubator that will focus on developing technologies within the...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 3430

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
u.s. china trade war

China’s Maritime One Belt Road Goes Digital As US Navy Spends Billions On Weapon Technology

by Captain John Konrad V (gCaptain) The stock of China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMSE – SHA) climbed higher after the release of the company’s latest investor report where the company announced that...

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 222

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Op-Ed: The Popular Mechanics Of Maritime Innovation

by John Konrad (gCaptain) During a popular maritime innovation event today the Chief Innovation Officer of a major shipping company painted an enthusiastic picture of the future complete with shipboard...

September 30, 2020
Total Views: 106

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Geollect Dashboard

COVID-19: Maritime Tech Startups Provide First Response In Global Pandemic Efforts

In recent months organizations like the Royal Navy, maritime heavyweights like IGP&I, the  US Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center, among others, have been partnering with startups and groundbreaking new companies like...

August 18, 2020
Total Views: 58

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
portXL 2020 winners

Rotterdam Selects Top Innovation Startups

By John Konrad and Mitja Caboni (Rotterdam) This week gCaptain was on hand at the prestigious startup accelerator PortXL where the storm Ciara ravaged The Netherlands with 120+ km/h gales...

February 12, 2020
Total Views: 102

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Matt Heider is CEO of Nautilus Labs

Nautilus Labs Interview – How Does A Small Maritime Startup Raise $11M?

This week we had the pleasure to interview Matt Heider, CEO of the fast growing startup Nautilus Labs.   Nautilus is building artificial intelligence to advance the efficiency of ocean commerce....

October 31, 2019
Total Views: 129

Sunday, October 13, 2019

DeSiloing The Maritime Industry – Notes From The Global Bluetech Summit

Last week SeaAhead’s Global Bluetech Summit in New York City brought together high-level stakeholders from around the world to discuss and support innovation at sea. The summit was unique because it...

October 13, 2019
Total Views: 24

Monday, September 16, 2019
SeaAhead Boston

Sea Ahead Interview – Have Maritime Startups Finally Reached A Tipping Point?

I recently wrote a Boston Globe cover story about the maritime startup ecosystem and had the opportunity to sit down and talk with, Mark Huang, Managing Director of Sea-Ahead, a public benefit corporation...

September 16, 2019
Total Views: 81

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Maritime News

Study Identifies Key Role of Startups in Maritime’s Digitalization

Maritime startups and connectivity will play a key role in bringing the benefits of digitalization to the shipping and offshore sectors, according to a new study, the conclusions of which...

September 11, 2019
Total Views: 35

Sunday, August 18, 2019

VIDEO: Hydrofoil Containerships Are Now A Thing (maybe)

Boundary Layer Technologies is a new startup that wants to build small, fast hydrofoil cargo ships to compete with airplanes in the transport of high value, time-critical cargo. They are...

August 18, 2019
Total Views: 1835

Monday, July 22, 2019
Vinik Marine Tugboat Dorothy Elizabeth

Vinik Marine: Interview With A Different Kind Of Maritime Startup

by John Konrad (gCaptain) gCaptain believes the future of our industry will be shaped by startups… but few realize that important new maritime startups come in all shapes and sizes...

July 22, 2019
Total Views: 327

Monday, July 1, 2019

When, Where, And How Technology Will Disrupt Shipping

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) According to the World Bank, no other industry has pulled more people out of poverty worldwide. And if the world’s ships – responsible for moving...

July 1, 2019
Total Views: 3

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hong Kong Joins The Maritime Startup Revolution

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week we asked the gCaptain community Are Maritime Startups Ready To Accelerate Change? and shared a handful of new organizations that are helping to drag...

June 27, 2019
Total Views: 17

Thursday, June 13, 2019
startup whiteboard

Are Maritime Startups Ready To Accelerate Change?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Next week Marine Money is launching a maritime startup accelerator program in New York City. But what is an accelerator, and why is this announcement...

June 13, 2019
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Editorial: Clusters For ONE Blue Ocean Economy

Editorial by Joshua Berger (Washington Maritime Blue) “There is just ONE Ocean”, Sir Peter Thompson, the UN’s Special Envoy to the Ocean reflected at this past February’s OECD Environmental Committee...

June 11, 2019
Total Views: 7