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Smart Port Challenge Past Year's Cohorts

Over 40 start-ups have been through PIER71 Accelerate, a market validation and customer discovery programme, as finalists of Smart Port Challenge in previous years. Learn about the innovative solutions they are bringing to the maritime industry and explore collaborative opportunities.

ABEJA

SPC2019 Finalist

ABEJA is one of the first start-ups specialising in Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) in Asia. The organisation has deployed over 200 AI projects across various industries and specialises in implementing computer vision solutions. For the ...

Aeras Medical

SPC2018 Finalist

Lengthy sea journeys expose the ship’s crew to higher risks of illness, stress or aggravation of pre-existing medical conditions. Poor crew health (mental and physical) is a major concern as it correlates to human errors that cause up to 80% of mar...

AIDA Technologies

SPC2018 Special Mention

Set up in 2016, AIDA Technologies developed advanced machine learning solutions to increase revenue, improve operational efficiencies and manage risk and compliance for the banking, insurance and transportation sectors. Using its expertise in machine...

ASA Development, Singapore

SPC2019 Finalist

ASA Development, through a decade of refinement and testing, has created the Contego Productivity Platform, a tool that has helped many organisations improve their operational efficiency, through standardisation of process and centralisation of data ...

BlockTEST

SPC2019 Finalist

BlockTEST builds digital solution for reconciling efficiency with security in the Singapore bunker fuel trading and financing industry. At its core, it uses blockchain to enable the exchange of cargo ownership, claim rights and receivables as digital...

BunkerEx

SPC2018 Special Mention

Oil prices move every millisecond, yet bunker prices are largely static throughout the day despite these being over 95% correlated with each other. This means shipowners cannot benefit from sudden intraday dips in the market. In addition, there is of...

C-LOG

SPC2019 Finalist

C-LOG is pioneering data collaboration in the maritime industry by making inter-organisational sharing of crew documentation easier and faster while respecting the data privacy of the seafarer. Addressing a challenge to develop a crew-centric platfor...

Cerekon Pte Ltd

SPC2019 Finalist

Efficiency, safety and productivity are key concerns when it comes to the inspection and maintenance of vessels, particularly entire fleets. As a smart wearables solution provider, Cerekon’s AI based, “Voice-driven Handsfree Inspection & Remo...

Claritecs Pte Ltd

SPC2018 2nd Runner-up

Singapore is the world's top bunkering hub, with over 40,700 vessels being refuelled in 2017. Bunker operators need to effectively schedule their bunker fleet, and typically this is done manually. Claritecs is a maritime solutions company that has de...

Delvify

SPC2019 Finalist

Delvify builds and runs predictive AI models for businesses. Using state-of-the-art, built in-house Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools including computer vision, natural language processing and automated speech recognition we help maritime enterprise...

DLT Ledgers

SPC2018 Finalist

Ensuring quality shipping fuel is a major issue in the bunker supply chain. This is important as not only does low quality fuel lead to increased chances of shipping breakdowns, but environmental concerns have resulted in the International Maritime O...

Dravam Pte Ltd

SPC2019 Winner

Dravam’s innovative fuel quality monitoring solution is an early detection system, scanning the entire bunker transfer for contaminants and currently providing near real-time information about the fuel quality. Installed seamlessly onto a vessel, t...

ENT-Vision Pte Ltd

SPC2018 Finalist

The maritime ship supply chain faces various challenges from ship supplies order processing to port delivery logistics due to narrow loading window at port and unpredictable ship arrival schedule change. Ent-Vision Maritime Sales Automation Platform...

EV Dynamics (previously CVT)

SPC2018 Finalist

Regular underwater inspection of the bottom of ships helps to spot damage such as bent propeller blades, hull corrosion, leaking seals or faulty rudders. However, underwater video footage tends to be unclear due to sediment particles and other pollut...

Gotrix

SPC2019 Finalist

The maritime industry relies on a wealth of information and knowledge to operate, maintain and repair vessel equipment. Gotrix is introducing a solution that uses a chatbot as the means for users and custodians of a vessel’s equipment to access any...

H3 Zoom.AI

SPC2019 Finalist

After gaining success in the built environment, having inspected over 162 buildings, H3 Zoom.AI is extending its artificial intelligence (AI) insights platform to the maritime industry by developing an automated defect inspection and reporting soluti...

HotTechGo

SPC2019 Finalist

HotTechGO is developing an intelligent self-driving system for an environmentally-friendly unmanned surface vehicle (USV) that is powered by wind and solar energy. This hybridises conventional sail navigation technologies and AI algorithms to allow a...

inspections.ai (previously MapGage / Field Data Intelligence)

SPC2018 Finalist

inspections.ai provides image detection solutions using deep learning for site & asset inspections. We develop bespoke image detection models and deploy these on a smartcam box that integrates to CCTV networks allowing clients to extract operatio...

Kanda Pte Ltd

SPC2019 Finalist

Kanda is creating virtual and augmented reality platforms, coupled with machine learning to address the high costs associated with hiring and training within the maritime industry. Using a photorealistic digital twin of an entire tanker, Kanda is bui...

KoiReader Technologies

SPC2019 Runner-up

Checking and cross-referencing financial and declaration documentation is a labour-intensive process in the maritime industry. KoiReader has developed an innovative machine learning visual recognition system that extracts contextual data from documen...

Langzou

SPC2019 Finalist

Langzou is bringing its computer vision and 3D computer graphic s enabled operation platform for smart cities to the maritime industry. Using networked cameras coupled with artificial intelligence capabilities to detect surrounding vessels or other o...

Marified

SPC2019 Finalist

Building on the success and traction its parent company, Edufied, had gain with its blockchain-based storage and verification solution for the education industry, Marified has created a digital wallet that secures a seafarer’s certifications agains...

Megapixel

SPC2019 Finalist

A massive amount of communication goes on as part of daily vessel operations. However, the absence of a system to track and tag real-time and past information makes the retrieval of historical data difficult and time consuming. Harnessing its rich de...

Ocean Freight Exchange

SPC2018 Winner

Currently the scheduling for the delivery of bunkers is done manually, which is not only inefficient, but can be unproductive should an inexperienced scheduler be assigned. Ocean Freight Exchange has developed a web-based scheduler system, which take...

Odyssea

SPC2019 Finalist

While hull cleaning is a vital process to keep vessels running efficiently, it relies heavily on manpower. Odyssea aims to automate this by using a dual-propulsion technology that can perform hull inspection as well as cleaning services in water. The...

Performance Rotors

SPC2019 Special Mention

In-hull ship inspections are both time-consuming and risky due to confined spaces, heights, lack of oxygen or presence of toxic or flammable gasses. By bringing their confined drone technology with AI defect identification and non-destructive testing...

Portcast

SPC2018 Special Mention

Global supply chains still rely on historical, static data in order to estimate cargo demand and container arrival times (ETA). Inefficient forecasting results in over 80,000 hours lost in manual effort and >$50M lost p.a. for supply chain compani...

Ship Supplies Direct

SPC2018 Finalist

The maritime supply chain and logistics sectors face numerous challenges, including delays, traffic congestion and lack of visibility that result in inflated delivery costs and low productivity. Ship Supplies Direct has developed an online logistics ...

SkyLab

SPC2018 Runner-up

SkyLab’s in-house developed data transport accelerator platform (STATM) is able to overcome current limitations of satellite communications whilst at sea in the provision of real-time monitoring and management of plant, equipment, crew’s health, ...

SkyTrek

SPC2019 Finalist

Last mile delivery between ship and shore currently relies on whole boats regardless of item sizes, often resulting in inefficiencies and bottlenecks due to the slow sailing speed of these boats. SkyTrek is developing a fully autonomous drone deliver...

Tagvance

SPC2018 Finalist

Tagvance provides high accuracy tracking and monitoring solutions that allow businesses to determine in real time the exact location of people and assets in industrial spaces. IoT nodes are placed at various locations around the tracking area, and ta...

Teqplay

SPC2019 2nd Runner-up

Shared awareness for consistently faster and cheaper port calls. Teqplay is a context broker that empowers the shipping industry to make smarter and better informed and adaptive decisions in both planning, execution of port calls and maritime supply ...

The Barell

SPC2019 Finalist

The Barell offers an online platform for bunkering on-demand services which allows ship owners anywhere in the world to source refuelling services directly from licensed suppliers in Singapore’s port....

Threatspan

SPC2018 Finalist

The maritime sector is increasingly relying on IT networks for improved operations and seafarer well-being. However, this leaves them exposed to cyberthreats. Threatspan is a cybersecurity firm that helps the maritime sector quantify, understand and ...

Tropical Renewabale Energy Engineering (TREE)

SPC2019 Finalist

TREE supports Singapore’s green port initiative by providing novel and innovative solutions towards Digital twin based marine asset health monitoring with real-time capability. TREE’s underwater drone-based solution aims to minimise downtime of m...

VisionTech Pte Ltd

SPC2019 Finalist

To reduce the number of unlawful practices involving fraudulent certificates by seafarers, as well as to digitise the processing and authentication of certificates, VisionTech is providing a one-stop HR Management and Engagement platform called Marin...

WeavAir

SPC2019 Finalist

WeavAir built the first platform that harnesses environmental, mechanical and human metrics as well as predictive AI algorithms to manage high value air conditioning and purification systems, track contamination, improve indoor air quality, save ener...

Winimy

SPC2018 Finalist

Terminal and ferry operators need to communicate with passengers to provide information such as directions within the terminal, ferry departure times or unforeseen delays. Regular engagement will also help to improve customer service. Winimy has deve...