The Captain’s Table shortlist revealed

Splash can reveal today the 15 names who have made it to the shortlist for maritime startup competition, The Captain’s Table.

The shortlist contains: Marified, a startup focused on the verification of seafarer certificates; Irwin Rotational Lining, a company that refurbishes old pipes; Hamburg-based fintech Oceanis, smart cargo predictor Portcast; TrustedDocks, a platform linking owners with yards; Quaychain, a cloud-based bunker supply platform; Towbotic Systems, an underwater drone berthing system; wind sail specialist Bound4Blue; bunker procurement optimisation tool, Bunker Metric; pallet manufacturtrer GShip; freight forwarder rates platform ImportWise; spare parts platform Kottackal; port call tool Kapsool; smart container specialist Loginno; and SeaRoutes, which has set out to become the Google Maps of the sea.

Five or six finalists will be announced shortly who will be flown to Hong Kong for mentoring ahead of the grand final of the competition on November 19 during Hong Kong Maritime Week when they will pitch their businesses to six well-known judges who hail from the shipping and tech industries with $25,000 in prize money on offer for the winner. Splash will be televising the final live on our site.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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