Marine tech startups head to Posidonia
Many tech startups focused on the maritime industry are gearing up for an appearance at Posidonia, June 6-10 at the Metropolitan Expo near Athens airport.
The ever-growing list of tech startups exhibiting at this summer’s event includes Nereus Digital Bunkers, a Greek marine fuel brokerage and technology company that has developed marine fuel sourcing software with built-in analytics aimed at digitizing end-to-end complex fuel supply ecosystem. . The platform provides real-time relevant port information and indicative bunker prices in a clear and concise manner. The software provides solutions using sophisticated analytics, oil price forecasts and marine fuel future curves that cover and exceed industry needs across the spectrum, from marine fuel suppliers to buyers.
According to founder Nikolas Gkikas, the demand for green shipping solutions is set to increase, as the digital processing of ship consumption data will be the basis for decarbonization. “We are following all new regulations and trying to simplify reporting procedures, while considering how we will cooperate with large companies that manufacture and monitor main engines so that their data can go directly into the bunker service of every shipping company,” he said. said.
Another name debuting with Posidonia is the Swiss IT and engineering company MASPAS. Its technical vessel management software enables the maritime industry to operate its vessels safely and efficiently, resulting in better performance, lower costs and lower emissions. Its e-commerce platform enables ships, management offices and suppliers to digitally place and receive offers, orders and invoices.
MESPAS, which recently opened offices in Athens, is the only company in the maritime sector whose products are delivered on cloud-based software, with a unique library of millions of machine types, spare parts and documents, all instantly available to customers.
Commenting on its participation in Posidonia, Iraklis Tarlas, Regional Manager for Greece, said that MASPAS “will present a new mobile application for preventive and corrective maintenance, a new Instant Buy product, as well as other new software features. We will also present our new subsidiary MESPAS Greece as a key hub for operations in Greece and beyond.