We4Sea believes there is a huge potential in big data technologies to increase sustainability and lower fuel consumption in the maritime world. The two founders designed a smart algorithm, based on variables regarding the construction and use of the ship, environmental factors, and fuel consumption.
Thanks to a successful combination of data analytics and simulations, ship owners can now get a detailed insight into the most efficient way to operate their ships. The platform is officially launched in November 2016 and Schuberg Philis is privileged to join this global challenge as cloud- and software development partner of We4Sea.
Michiel Katgert of We4Sea: “We have worked with data and hip efficiency at TNO, the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research, and wanted to use our knowledge to make a difference in shipping. We developed our own simulation model, running on a laptop. To really make an impact, we needed to scale up. Now we have put it in the cloud with Schuberg Philis, we can add variables to the model much more easily and we know that the data is stored more reliably and safely. It wasn’t long before their engineers had also produced a demo of the customer portal, and that helped us to find shipping companies willing to use our model. In our interviews with shipping companies, we also found that their data is crucial to their competitiveness and vital to their operations.
Naturally, it made a difference to them that we have a partner with the reputation of Schuberg Philis. Although we are a small start-up, we have never felt overwhelmed by such an IT giant. Their engineers are sincerely interested and very helpful. The fact that we now have six customers and a staff of five, after just one year, is partly due to the incredible speed and flexibility of Schuberg Philis.”