Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Monday, June 21, 2021
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...
Thursday, April 29, 2021
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...
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...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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...
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...
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Thursday, October 31, 2019
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....
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...
Monday, September 16, 2019
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...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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...
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...
Monday, July 22, 2019
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...
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...
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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