12 episodes

The podcast about the community of digital innovators in the maritime industry

Maritime Means..‪.‬ Spire Maritime

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The podcast about the community of digital innovators in the maritime industry

    Pauline Van Ostaeyen

    Pauline Van Ostaeyen

    In the latest episode of "Maritime Means...", we talk with Pauline Van Ostaeyen, Co-Founder of logistics enablement platform Dockflow. We explore the origins of the platform, how it simplifies day-to-day operations for Freight Forwarding professionals, the complexities of digitalization in Maritime, the start-up scene of Antwerp, and more.

    • 42 min
    Nick Chubb

    Nick Chubb

    In the latest episode of "Maritime Means...", we sit down with Nick Chubb, Founder and Managing Director at Thetius, a research and technology advisory firm in the maritime industry. We dig deep into the potential of AI on ships, but also shoreside; how voyage optimization depends on multiple factors like contracts; and how automation can make merchant mariners working conditions better. And we talk about the current state of piracy in the high seas.

    • 46 min
    Peter Mabson

    Peter Mabson

    In this very special episode we welcome Spire's own Peter Mabson, CSO of Spire Maritime. Peter is an industry veteran, having started out as a physicist and satellite engineer and eventually founding AIS tracking pioneer company ExactEarth, and we go down memory lane on the history of vessel tracking and AIS data. Peter also deep dives into all the current use cases using vessel tracking data and the complex subject of dark shipping, and how Spire's most recent offering, RFGL, can help bring light into dark activities in the open seas.

    • 43 min
    Léon Gommans

    Léon Gommans

    In this episode, we sit down with Rotterdam-based and Teqplay CEO & co-founder Léon Gommans. Léon is a passionate defender of transparency and collaboration in the maritime industry, having worked in maritime for the last 10 years. He deep dives into the topics of data quality, machine learning, port call optimization and the intricacies of communicating data in a usable way for the different stakeholders in that process, as well as the process of resisting change in the industry and how to improve it.

    • 38 min
    Alexander Varvarenko

    Alexander Varvarenko

    In this episode of "Maritime Means...", Blythe is joined by SHIPNEXT CEO Alexander Varvarenko. Alexander has worked in the transport industry for the last 23 years and, after facing numerous challenges within the industry, founded SHIPNEXT to optimize Cargo-to-Ship matching, Shipping solution-search, and Freight, and in this episode we dive into the hot topic of emissions, CII and voyage optimization.

    • 31 min
    Lauren Beagen

    Lauren Beagen

    In this episode of "Maritime Means...", Blythe is joined by maritime industry expert and Maritime Professor Lauren Beagen. Lauren is an attorney and legal consultant specialised in translating Federal Maritime Commission regulation and breaking down supply chain silos. Lauren talks about detention and demurrage, the Jones Act, and some of the legal issues the maritime industry is facing today.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

mythunder ,

À World I Never Knew

Who would have thought that shipping was such an exciting, and continuously innovating, industry. And to think that the supply chain as we know it likely started with a need for a simple condemned: pepper!

kNook2 ,

Make Me Smart For Ships

This show reminds me of another great podcast — “Make Me Smart” from NPR. I like how you make people explain things while keeping the conversation lively.

Request: I would love to learn more about who does what on a ship.

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