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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Quality Management Solutions out of 251
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 251 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 maritime startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 246 quality management solutions impacting the maritime industry, get in touch.
Seadrone builds Hull Inspection Drones
Quality inspection of a ship’s hull is tedious as well as a risky task. Since it’s routine work, maritime startups automate the process to save time and cost. Therefore, robotic solutions like maritime drones come into play to give a day-to-day performance analysis of the ship underwater.
US-based startup Seadrone provides underwater drones and a mobile application for end-to-end ship inspection. The startup’s hull inspection drone automates routine hull inspections. The user needs to load the ship’s general arrangement diagram, calibrate sensors relative to the ship hull, and identify minimum diving depth. The solution then generates a detailed report on the performance and quality of infrastructure underwater. Moreover, it monitors historical data for predictive maintenance of the vessel.
Marine Digital System develops Cargo Weighing Modules
Misinformation and mismanagement of quantification of cargo and other containers is an issue that plagues many port operators and other people involved in the shipping industry. To solve the problem of inaccurate cargo weighing, maritime startups are developing software solutions and digital platforms. These solutions monitor, weigh and report cargo, facilitating quality and management of goods.
Dutch startup Marine Digital System offers a weighing module that gives insights on wrongly assembled cargo. This enables bulk and general cargo terminals to efficiently manage the cargo and other goods. The startup develops DigiDock, a neural network that focuses on logistic documents recognition to further this goal. The network automates cargo acceptance and handling as well as exchanges data with the supply chain participants. Apart from proprietary cargo management solutions, the startup provides a fuel optimization system that reduces fuel consumption by 5-12%.
Dravam monitors Ship Fuel Quality
There is an increasing demand for better fuel quality and energy-efficient fuel options to improve sustainability in maritime operations. Data-driven fuel management systems maintain, control, and monitor fuel. This not only ensures good fuel quality but helps in optimizing fuel consumption.
Singaporean startup Dravam offers data-centric intelligent quality monitoring solutions for fluid flow systems for ships. Utilizing AI-augmented, fundamental frictional gradient measurements, Dravam’s solutions acquire, analyze and provide continuous insights on fluid quality. dRSCAN, the startup’s data analytics platform, leverages flow pattern recognition algorithms. The predictive maintenance software detects and analyses contaminants, such as excess water and high sludge content, in marine fuels.
XShip enables Vessel Performance Monitoring
Vessel performance monitoring solutions measure the deviation from the expected performance of marine vessels. This not only helps in improving the overall quality of sea vessel systems but also predicts the condition of the vessel. Hence, startups these days are looking for software-based solutions to monitor vessels, tankers, and bulkers for the smooth working of maritime systems.
Indian startup XShip uses proprietary algorithms to analyze, predict and monitor vessel performance. This algorithm relies on the ship data to do so. For performance monitoring, the vessel is tracked by the latest position on the map. This is done by monitoring the crucial parameters from the reported data. The software solution also continuously monitors the ship’s main engine and alternate engine to improve their performance and reduce emissions. The startup also provides marine digital apps to further facilitate analytics for ship safety and inspection, emission control, and easy data reporting.
Lumiform offers a Digital Checklist App
Conducting ship inspections and quality management checks is difficult on large ships. To make the process easier and faster, startups develop software-based systems that integrate with the cloud as well as onboard hardware. For instance, these applications allow ship inspectors to create digital checklists and generates performance reports on the vessels.
German startup Lumiform enables companies to simplify and track quality and safety assurance through digital checklists, smart checks, and instructions. Its proprietary application contains digital checklists downloadable on any tablet or smartphone and containing all information needed regarding the ship. The checklist helps in cutting down the inspection time drastically. Apart from this, the application also creates audit reports automatically so that inspectors don’t waste time on post-processing.
Discover more Maritime Startups
Maritime startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on robotics, maritime drones, as well as subsea operations. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the maritime industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more maritime technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download one of our free Industry Innovation Reports to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.