Veson Nautical strikes twice with acquisition of Shipfix

US shipping digital provider Veson Nautical has bought Shipfix, the collaborative data platform for the maritime and trade sectors driven by advanced AI-enabled tools.

As Veson’s second acquisition this year, Shipfix will further Veson’s pursuit to deliver quality, contextual data to the industry.

The maritime freight management solutions expert Veson will continue to offer Shipfix’s suite of maritime solutions and bring the full Shipfix team onboard.

Shipfix was founded in 2018 to solve the email overload challenge encountered by chartering desks.

Its products and AI-enabled tools provide a data platform allowing trade professionals to make smarter decisions and ultimately trade smarter and faster. 

Their product suite has expanded beyond front-line trading and chartering into operations teams and physical trading. Shipfix supports dry and tanker clients alongside other customers interested in freight market insights.  

John Veson, co-founder and chief executive at Veson Nautical, said: “A massive amount of data goes into pre-fixture decision-making. We’re fortunate to have a growing integrated dataset that helps clients leverage contextual data across vessel specifications, ownership structures, commodities, trade flows, and tonnage flows, all in one place.”

Antoine Grisay, co-founder and co-chief executive at Shipfix, noted: “Together with Veson Nautical, we will deliver the ultimate integrated workflow and data experience shipping and trading companies have demanded for over a decade. We are very excited to start executing on the synergies between the companies. Our combined expertise will allow us to build a set of trading and operating insights that meet the increasingly sophisticated requirements of freight market participants.”

Serge Alleyne, co-founder and co-chief executive, pointed out: “When Antoine and I founded Shipfix five years ago, our vision was to emerge as the ultimate solution for the maritime and trade community, commencing with an AI-powered collaboration platform and a suite of data insights products. Today, as Shipfix joins forces with Veson Nautical, it presents a unique opportunity for us to truly become the premier maritime platform, integrating best-in-class maritime expertise, data insights, and communication workflows from pre to post-fixtures.”