VIDEO: Hydrofoil Containerships Are Now A Thing (maybe)

https://vimeo.com/338610454 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...]

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 $9 trillion of goods around the oceans every year - were to suddenly stop, billions of people would go hungry. Likewise, one new algorithm or design tweak that makes sea-bound vessels just … [Read more...]

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 our industry into the digital age. One program we missed, run by the Hong Kong based Young Professionals In Shipping Network (YPSN), looks especially promising because it's … [Read more...]

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 so important?  At an event hosted by SUNY Maritime College last year, Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby challenged cadets to develop new ideas and disrupt the old ways of thinking about … [Read more...]