A significant number of marine industry-focused tech startups from around the world will showcase their solutions and platforms during the international shipping exhibition Posidonia 2022 to be held at the Athens Metropolitan Expo venue during June 6-10.
Online marketplaces designed to bridge the gap between marine service suppliers and ship owners & managers and developers of innovative solutions promising to help the industry achieve decarbonisation goals and solve just about any issue they are faced with, will converge on the exhibition floor of the world’s most prestigious shipping event to educate the industry on the latest technological developments and promote their solutions.
“Groundbreaking innovations backed up by cutting-edge technologies which are set to transform shipping will be in full display in great numbers this June as the race towards the digitisation of the marine sector is well underway in a market which experts estimate to be worth $345bn by 2030,” said Theodore Vokos, Managing Director, Posidonia Exhibitions.
Bid2board is just one of solutions to be showcased at Posidonia 2022. Leveraging the power of data management, the start-up helps ship managers enjoy time efficient, simple and organized technical service arrangement, and service suppliers gain increased visibility and improved workflows from inquiry receipt until the execution of service.
Digital frontrunner Dualog is preparing to showcase its solutions with the purpose of bringing ship and shore closer. From being the very first enabler of maritime email messaging for fishing vessels operating on the edge of the polar ice fields, Dualog now continuously develops new innovations at sea.
Shipping 4.0 is the motto of KeeIX that promotes technologies designed for ashore and onboard use with a special focus on integrating AI with SaaS (Software as a Service), fleet performance monitoring tools, on-demand crew training and robotics. Its products are aligned with the Decade of Action to deliver the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The exhibitor at Posidonia 2022 will offer free demos to exhibitors who pre-book an appointment.
Sustainability has long been on the radar of the maritime community spurred by the desire to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint, and digital technologies can have a pivotal role in helping the sector meet the IMO’s imminent milestone deadlines.
The reduction of maritime emissions is the focus of another Posidonia 2022 exhibitor, ChordX, which develops and provides innovative solutions that help ship owners and operators reach the industry’s decarbonisation goal. The Singapore-based startup focuses on developing solutions that meet regulatory compliance reporting needs, such as with IMO DCS, EU MRV, CII, EEOI, and AER.
The ever-growing list of tech startups exhibiting at this summer’s Posidonia includes Nereus Digital Bunkers, a Greek marine fuel brokerage and technology company which has developed a marine fuel procurement software with built-in analytics aiming at digitizing the complex fuel procurement ecosystem end to end. The platform provides relevant real-time port information and bunker indication prices in a clear and concise manner. The software provides solutions using sophisticated analytics, oil pricing forecasting, and marine fuel future curves that cover and exceed the needs of the industry across the whole spectrum, from maritime fuel suppliers to purchasers.
Another debutant is MESPAS, a Swiss IT and engineering company. Their technical ship management software enables the maritime industry to run its ships safely and efficiently, resulting in better performance, decreased costs and lower emissions. Their e-trading platform allows ships, management offices and suppliers to digitally place and receive offers, orders and invoices.
The endless list of tech startups participating at Posidonia this year includes also Opsealog, a French company specialized in performance management; SOL-X, a leading Behavioral Based Safety company initially from California and now based in Singapore; Harbor Lab, which was launched in March 2020 in Athens to provide software for the disbursements departments for shipowners, management companies and charterers; and TICTAC Recovery, the first Data Recovery Company in Greece operating since 1999, which has saved the day for many companies ever since.
Posidonia is organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy, the Union of Greek Shipowners and the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and with the support of the Municipality of Piraeus and the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee.