Optivation is a privately held R&D company in the Danish maritime cluster that develops advanced optimization and data analytics software. Optivation was founded in 2007 and initially carried out research projects with Maersk Line. In 2013, it formed a partnership with Interschalt that in 2016 was acquired by the Cargotec group. The company currently has 10 employees of which five has a PhD in computer science.
Our main expertise is fast stowage optimization algorithms and AI methods for automated stowage planning of containerships that fulfil the complex stowage requirements of modern mega vessels. In 2018, we extended to general cargo vessels carrying container, bulk, and break bulk cargos.
Optivation’s optimization modules have been integrated in the StowManS, StowMan/SAM and Xvela products of Navis and the Break Bulk Optimizer of MacGregor.