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About us

Many planning problems are so hard that it would take several lifetimes to evaluate all possible solutions. Portchain was founded by three McKinsey project managers who believed that the enormous advances in processing power and algorithms could be used to help carrier and terminal planners find optimal solutions to the toughest problems and improve the bottom line of leading shipping companies. Combining simple and intuitive UX design with advanced mathematics and cutting edge web technologies, Portchain unleashes the power of AI to create a step-change in operational performance for shipping companies.

Our philosophy

Real-world impact

We build products that deliver tangible operational benefits on a daily basis

Insight-driven

We harness the power of data to guide our predictions about the future

Supporting people

We believe the best decisions are made when AI augments human ingenuity and experience

Meet the team behind Portchain

The team is a diverse group of employees with backgrounds ranging from data science, software engineering, shipping, and management consulting.

Meet our international team

Born in Copenhagen, working globally

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Portchain has a diverse team with many different nationalities and backgrounds. Amongst our varied credentials are a PhD in Mathematical Optimization, a Master of Physicis and a Master of Political Science. What unites us is a common goal: Building user-centric AI applications that create operational benefits for shipping companies around the world.

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Niels Kristiansen
Anders Olivarius
Thor Thorup
Craig Halford
Rasmus Holmann Sørensen
Martin Rosén-Lidholm
Michele Capra
Rie Creasy Glentemose
Jasper Boessenkool
Federico Gandellini
Gorjan Dimitrov
Julie Skotte
Michele Mazzucco
Sebastian Christensen
João Paiva Fonseca
Andreea Enache
Julie Aaboe
Angus Davidson
Jonas Warming
Anna Miotello
Laia Martín Anglada
Juan Alamo
Alessandro Ferrari
Stefano Gombi
Utku Ufuk
Paolo Tagliani
João Durães Sousa Franco
Luigi Balzano
André Santos
Lara Petersen
Tanneguy Salavert

In the words of our Investors

“We decided to invest in Portchain because of its very strong and professional team, and a strong belief in the business idea.”

Klaus Eldrup-Jørgensen

CEO, TrackMan

In the words of our Investors

“The ability to optimize terminal and carrier assets and resources through AI is something the industry has been demanding for years.”

Jesper Kjaedegaard

Partner, Mercator International

In the words of our Investors

“Portchain has developed an impressive technical solution using AI and ML to optimize terminal berth planning and container liner scheduling. I am excited about the opportunity this tool provides.”

Michael Hassing

Former CEO, Ports America

In the words of our Investors

“Portchain is uniquely placed with a compelling value proposition to address structural challenges facing the container liner and terminal industries.”

Tom Behrens-Sørensen

Founder & CEO, Behrens-Sorensen Advisory P/S

In the words of our Investors

“The opportunity to deliver scalable business value through a highly focused industry solution like Portchain excites me. I love being part of this team.”

Jesper Westfall

CCO, Acies

In the words of our Investors

“We first met Portchain over a year ago and spent the past 14 months getting to know the team, their vision, the company, and the industry in which they operate. Our conviction level here is so high that we felt comfortable putting $5M to work here, one of our largest investments ever, and our second investment in Denmark. “

Gil Dibner

Partner, Angular Ventures
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