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Partner: Shipping Technology

Shipping Technology develops Autonomous Shipping and applications to support maritime management onshore and offshore by Artificial Intelligence. The ST BRAIN is the base product to implement these applications.

Knowledge & Specialisation

Our extremely qualified ST Tech Team extracts and connects your (nautical) data to future-proof your maritime shipping company with the latest technologies. Using Artificial Intelligence, Shipping Technology develops autonomous shipping step by step from level 1 to 5. Our ST automation and safety systems reduce workload, improve safety, lower fuel consumption and enable more efficient use of your fleet and the waterways.

Our Mission

…is to develop nautical applications and start a flywheel effect in digitisation, also by involving third parties, in the maritime industry due to our base product, the ST BRAIN. As a data and insight provider, Shipping Technology is uniquely positioned to develop a range of propositions for the maritime market. With our own autonomous roadmap, started in 2017, our ambition is to acquire a key position in the improvement of the business case of fleet/ship owners.

Fleet Management

Management upgrade & efficiency immediately

Your easy nautical fleet & management system based on A.I. runs from data-based decision management to autonomous shipping…

After connecting the ST BRAIN, the Fleet Manager or Owner chooses their own product range offered by Shipping Technology. The applications are available immediately. A variety of reporting tools, safety products for captains on board and/or for remotely monitoring the performance of all connected equipment can be used and communicated in one dashboard environment. If you like, we can also connect third-party hardware and solutions to make sure that everything is available behind only one login. We are teaming up with several partners to improve the performance of all the products and reduce the workload for the crew and management.


This is how it works!

You connect all the nautical equipment which skippers use on board today. We then activate the entire product range and unlock your personal dashboard. Our clients’ data is and remains their property!

Based on Artificial Intelligence & machine learning, our system and excellent ST Tech Team creates ST Autonomous products. Through our own developed cloud infrastructure, we collect big data. The ST Products run locally on our ST BRAIN, independent of an internet connection. The ultimate autonomous sailing model will feel ‘familiar’ to the captain on board. The model is based on all the historical characteristics and actions of a wide variety of ships and experienced captains on all European waterways. ST Clients can choose to run their autonomous products using their own historical data or all connected ships together.


Simplify work with supported sailing systems

In contrast to automative sailing systems, our ultimate autonomous sailing model will feel ‘familiar’ to the captain on board. Because of all the historical decisions and actions of skippers who are connected to the ST BRAIN, we can say that our ST model is based on the most accurate maritime and technical knowledge.

Our very first successful autonomous test cruise was in November 2017 in the port of Rotterdam. On board the mcs Salute were the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, the CFO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority. The success of this test run gave us confidence.

…and we have already learned some valuable lessons. Our ST autonomous sailing technology is based on A.I. & machine learning algorithms. We have been testing algorithms on board our test ships since 2017, and this is what we do: we unlock all the necessary data on board inland ships through the ST BRAIN. The data comes from all the nautical equipment that is required for sailing. We store this data in the cloud and develop the optimal infrastructure to return all this data by customised products.

We strongly believe that the road to autonomous sailing goes step by step. Not only in the development, but also to enable the market and skippers to get used to the concept and our products. So, the Shipping Technology team started from the very first phase in the levels of autonomy. Our first ST autonomous products are launched and implemented in 2021.


Shipping Technology
Veerkade 7D
3016 DE Rotterdam
The Netherlands

 + 31 85 1304664

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