Wärtsilä Voyage, part of the technology group Wärtsilä, completed an investment in Marindows, a Japanese company delivering an open digital platform for Japan’s marine industry, in an effort to accelerate decarbonization and efficiency in the global marine industry.
ogether, Marindows and Wärtsilä Voyage will be creating significant value for the Japanese market through their collaboration, which will include the areas of vessel optimization and autonomy. Safer, greener and more efficient operations are some of the benefits both companies set to bring to the market by reinforcing synergies and leveraging a digital ecosystem of applications that run on board and ashore.
It’s a great pleasure to have Wärtsilä Voyage as the first overseas partner collaborating with Marindows and participating in our project. Marindows also welcomes Wärtsilä’s strong commitment to the Japanese market, which is one of the largest markets of domestic ocean transport in the world
…said Yasumasa Suetsugu, President, Marindows, noting however that this market has faced complex challenges such as a shortage of manpower and faced some obstacles in supporting sustainable shipping.
We provide the solutions to overcome these challenges through digital transformation (DX) and we’re very excited to work together with Wärtsilä Voyage to add new value. Starting with DX, Marindow believes both companies can do more to create a bright maritime future and contribute to a sustainable world
…Yasumasa Suetsugu continued.
As disclosed, Marindows (founded in March 2021) focuses on the development of a marine digital platform, linking edge computing onboard ships with cloud services and shore-based applications to provide a range of maritime specific services to both seafarers and vessel operators. Its disruptive approach to digitalization is a perfect fit for Wärtsilä Voyage’s digital portfolio, which includes innovative technology solutions to reduce carbon emissions and enhance autonomous shipping. Together, this collaboration will create great value and help the Japanese market decarbonize and move towards autonomy.
We are incredibly excited by the opportunity that this collaboration with Marindows brings. We are deeply committed to the Japanese market, and this is an important step towards establishing and growing our presence there
…said Sean Fernback, President, Wärtsilä Voyage and Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä.
We can accelerate new value creation and technology adoption by supporting Marindows with our advanced platform and suite of technologies. At Wärtsilä Voyage, we’re proud of our solid digital portfolio which supports the acceleration of maritime digitalization, cascading the positive effect on the whole shipping industry, the planet and the people
…Sean Fernback concluded.
In December 2021, Wärtsilä Voyage announced its collaboration with Microsoft to industrialize IoT (Internet of Things) for shipping through a scalable cyber-secure platform.