Deepsea Technologies’ voyage optimisation platform receives ClassNK Innovation Endorsement


Al-led maritime technology company and fuel efficiency expert Deepsea Technologies has received Japanese class society ClassNK’s Innovation Endorsement for its cutting-edge voyage optimisation services that form the foundation of the company’s suite of software.

The Innovation Endorsement (IE) is a certification issued by ClassNK to encourage the proliferation and advancement of technologies. It also aims to collaborate with industry pioneers to establish suitable evaluation criteria for emerging technologies.

ClassNK verified Greece’based DeepSea’s software using its rigorous testing processes. The endorsement recognises Deepsea’s adherence to the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and environmental performance, and certifies the functionality of its services, which harness the latest in AI technology to make ships more efficient.

This milestone positions the company for further growth in the dynamic Asian region, continuing its trajectory following Japan-based automation multinational Nabtesco’s investment in DeepSea in 2023.

Dr. Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos, CEO at DeepSea Technologies, said: “We are delighted to receive ClassNK approval for our voyage optimisation services, as it further validates the robustness and reliability of our technology.

“This milestone is particularly significant as we set our sights on expanding our footprint in the Asian market. DeepSea’s advanced solutions will contribute to the region’s maritime growth by optimising operations, reducing costs, and fostering a more sustainable shipping industry. We look forward to continuing to focus our industry-leading team of AI specialists on solving some of the biggest challenges in shipping.”

Mr. Yukihiro Mizutani, President, Marine Control Systems Company, Executive Officer of Nabtesco, said: “DeepSea’s expertise and team of AI specialists are well-known in the shipping industry, and are driving a radical improvement to vessel efficiency for their customers. This endorsement paves the way for the company’s success in the Asian region, and we look forward to continuing our partnership to accelerate the pace of innovation in the industry.”