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 welcomed guests from a diverse set of maritime industry segments, all working together to support innovation. A central theme was how to "desilo" - or break apart barriers - … [Read more...]

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 were revealed in a report released this week at the London International Shipping Week. The report, titled ‘Trade 2.0: How Startups are driving the next generation of maritime trade’, was … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Hydrofoil Containerships Are Now A Thing (maybe)

https://vimeo.com/358872215 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 a new company that just launched this year but they have already built and operated their first hydrofoil containership! (Well, actually it's really a … [Read more...]

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 including analog companies that are recycling decades-old equipment. One such company is Vinik Marine.  During the summer of 2004, a year after graduating from SUNY Maritime with a degree … [Read more...]