About us

Maritime Optima is on a mission to help global maritime professionals unlock their digital potential by providing smart maritime software products based on excellent back-end and front-end work, industry knowledge, big data and algorithms.

We decision-making systems based on solid domain knowledge, technology and algorithms, are the best decision making systems. Besides that modern decision-making systems should also be user-friendly and available across platforms.

Norway is a small country, and most companies have very little bureaucracy and hierarchies. We have a well-functional maritime cluster of companies providing various services to the global maritime industry. That makes Norway an excellent place for developing game-changing maritime software.

Maritime Optima was founded in April 2018 by Kristin Omholt-Jensen and her sons after mapping software in use and interviewing people working in the industry. The company came into operation and had its first employees in June 2019. Pål-Robert Engnæs embarked as the CTO and Co-Founder in April 2020.

We launched a test/beta version of ShipAtlas in September 2020. The first ShipAtlas MVP was launched in January 2021. We launched ShipIntel MVP with 5 modules in October 2022.  The company is funded by the founders, employees, shipping investors, and Krysse AS. The company is also supported by Skattefunn and Innovation Norway.

We have become a team of 14 employees plus some students working part-time.

Our values

We are curious. We listen and discuss so we better understand how we can help unlock the users' and customers' digital potential.

Great teams are inspired and committed to find the best solutions for the customers, the company, the people working here, and the environment. Therefore we aim to build a great team where everyone matters, thrives, develops their skills, and expands their knowledge .

We care about the ocean, and we want to contribute to maintaining and restoring the ocean's health. 

Our vision, mission and strategy

Our vision

Enhance your tailwind with maritime intelligence at your fingertips.

Our mission

We want to help global maritime professionals unlock their digital potential by providing smart maritime software products based on excellent back-end and front-end work, industry knowledge, big data and algorithms.

Our strategy to success

  • Build a cross disciplinary team with people having practical work experience from the industry, developers with solid tech knowledge, data engineers and data scientist, enjoying working together.
  • Provide an affordable and easy to use software available cross platforms and as SaaS products.
  • Frequently launch and then improve the products based on feedback from users and customers.
  • Include a free to use and dedicated support chat embedded in the products so we can give customer service with industry knowledge and a smile.
  • Collaborate with other software products to create the most value for our customers.
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