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.

From data-driven decision management to autonomous sailing. Connect all your nautical equipment and determine which applications add immediate value. Use Shipping Technology products for your onshore and offshore management. Experience the endless potential to reduce costs, improve safety and ease work. Manage your fleet easily with the ST online dashboard powered by the ST BRAIN.

Whatever your objectives, autonomous sailing, technical maintenance or commercial. Our technology works!


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