Three excellent ideas to smarten sea going vessels have been chosen as winners by the jury of the Shipathon. During the maritime hackathon (Shipathon) on November 9 and 10 in Amsterdam, 100 enthusiastics had 18 hours and 52 minutes (a nautical mile in time) to resolve the challenges.

The winners are: team E-SHIPS, team STTL & team Multiple Choice.

The Rijkswaterstaat challenge about collecting and using more big data has been won by team STTL! Their solution? Making use of existing big data. Analyzing it in a way Rijkswaterstaat could implement it tomorrow.

The Koninklijke Vereniging van Nederlandse Reders (KVNR) wanted a solution on an optimal balance between sustainability and an efficient loading/unloading schedule. Team Multiple Choice came up with the best idea by optimizing the datasharing process between ships, shipowners and ports.

For Netherlands Maritime Technology, the teams had to design a zero (harmful) emissions vessel. Team E-SHIPS won, by designing a ship sailing on ammonia.



The Shipathon could not have taken place without our sponsors. We want to thank all of the following sponsors for their contribution to make the Shipathon happen:

  • Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
  • Royal IHC
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Wärtsilä
  • Damen Shipyards Group
  • Feadship
  • Bakker Sliedrecht / Bolier / RH Marine / Man Rollo / Pon Power
  • Port of Amsterdam
  • Alewijnse
  • Flex IT Rent
  • Navingo