Thousands of new startups are founded every year, despite considerable disruptions and challenges to the global economy. To introduce you to emerging technologies and startups in the maritime sector, we analyzed a total of 1.184 global maritime startups & scaleups.
Global Startup Heat Map reveals 5 Maritime Startups You Should Watch in 2021
Out of 1.184, the 5 maritime startups to watch this year are chosen through the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 1.3 million startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you the most exhaustive collection of solutions and ensures you continuously discover new startups, scaleups, and technologies. This enables you to easily scout for maritime technologies and startups that matter to you and drive innovation in your industry forward.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 maritime startups you should watch in 2021 as well as the geo-distribution of the other 1.179 startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. The 5 highlighted maritime startups are hand-picked based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, relevance of technology, and funding, among others.
SEAPort Solutions optimizes Port Call Processes
Port management involves multiple stakeholders who work together in tandem with shipping companies to enable smoother operations that are effective and efficient. Unreliable data, however, creates confusion, causes delays, and is expensive for all entities involved. Comprehensive data exchange platforms enable shipping companies to schedule the arrival of vessels according to tugboat pilots’ availability in order to reduce docking charges. This improved visibility of available resources directly results in cost-effective port management.
Spanish startup SEAPort Solutions optimizes port call processes with a collaborative data exchange platform. Through the platform key stakeholders in port call processes including port authorities, mooring companies, tugboat companies, and terminal operators, get real-time visibility of data to enable seamless port functioning. Moreover, the platform facilitates follow-ups of events associated with port call processes. This directly results in optimized port operations as well as an increase in productivity and effective utilization of resources for all key stakeholders.
HonuWorx develops Technology for Sustainable Subsea Operations
Conventional maritime operations, including debris and mineral recovery, are not sustainable over the long run. Robotic subsea solutions for inspecting underwater equipment in off-shore energy infrastructure or off-shore aquaculture farms, on the other hand, improve safety and minimize cost in a sustainable manner. To this end, startups and scaleups develop autonomous robotic solutions to facilitate efficient and effective subsea operations.
UK startup HonuWorx develops technology for sustainable subsea operations. The startup offers autonomous subsea robotic solutions that have applications in off-shore energy generation, marine debris recovery, deep-sea mineral recovery, and off-shore aquaculture. Moreover, the startup’s underwater vehicles and autonomous systems enable efficient and sustainable subsea inspection thereby reducing the impact on the marine ecosystem.
Northsea Technology Development (NDT) offers Handling Equipment for Underwater Vehicles and Installations
Conventional underwater vehicles are analog in nature and require human intervention for operation. The Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, however, facilitate a payload of devices to automate underwater vehicle operation. Moreover, the use of innovative materials to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle makes processes more sustainable and cost-effective. That is why startups and scaleups develop solutions including vessel platforms and shore-based support equipment to improve the effectiveness of maritime operations sustainably.
Swedish startup Northsea Technology Development offers comprehensive handling equipment solutions for underwater vehicles and installations. The startup’s launch and recovery systems include winches, slip rings, A-frames, hydraulic systems, and spooling devices. Moreover, the startup’s winches feature active heave compensation and an electronically controlled level winder for improved umbilical spooling and reliability.
Marinspector develops a Remote Ship Inspection Platform & Tool
Seafaring vessels require regular inspection, however, it is not cost-effective to dry-dock every time an inspection is scheduled. This is where smartphone applications and tools assist vessel owners to inspect their vessels remotely prior to dry docking. This results in reduced drydocking time. Moreover, owners and operators can create a maintenance plan that predicts the requirements of individual vessels.
Turkish startup Marinspector develops a remote ship inspection platform and tool for the maritime industry. The startup’s platform enables efficiency, effectiveness, and accuracy in ship inspection processes. Further, the solution enables inspectors to carry out the inspection in real-time through mobile device streaming and remote camera control. Additionally, the platform is smartly encoded for bandwidth and latency optimization that assists the platform to adapt to existing connection quality.
Green-Shio Marine provides Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS)
During a port call, cargo is discharged or loaded, and based on the weight of cargo, the stability, maneuverability, optimal propulsion, and stress factors on the hull have to be compensated with the help of BWTS. Full-flow electro-chlorination along with innovative filtration membranes enable cost-effective and energy-efficient BWTS. To bridge the gap between effective BWTS and energy consumption, startups design end-to-end BWT systems.
Singaporean startup Green Ship Marine provides the maritime industry with BWTS. The startup’s wide range of solutions includes selecting cost-efficient and long durable BWTS, 3D scanning, and technical surveys. Additionally, the startup offers feasibility studies, basic engineering, design, detail engineering, and fabrication solutions. The startup also assists customers with BWTS retrofit, skid design, and BWTS installation and post-installation service.
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