Hackathon: a new position list for Maersk Tankers 

The Maersk Tankers hackathon took place in Copenhagen from 23 August until 25 August 2017. The winning solution is a new position list that can improve commercial decision making.

Maersk Tankers Hackathon
Discussions between jury members and facilitators. On the left: Christian M. Ingerslev, CEO of Maersk Tankers


For 48 hours, 60 participants, among them students, freelancers and tech start-ups worked intensively on identifying digital solutions in the areas of vessel fuel procurement, vessel maintenance and voyage prediction. The event has brought forward many ideas for how to further advance digitisation as part of Maersk Tankers Strategy. 

Mentors and jury were equally impressed by what was presented to them on the last day. “The event was a perfect example depicting how through teamwork and collaboration simple ideas can deliver greater results whilst having fun,” says Santosh Khosla, Manager of Fleet Services, who mentored for two challenges related to crew planning and predictive maintenance. 



Maersk Tankers Hackathon
The winning team: Team Awesome who presented a new vessel position list

The winner was Team Awesome, who impressed the jury with their solution of a new position list - a solution that can make big changes in commercial decision making. 

We will immediately take the first steps towards implementing the idea. It is simple and beautiful – and time saving. 

Nicholas Allin Hansen, Head of Market Analytics

Maersk Tankers Hackathon
Maersk Tankers hackathon
The winning team presenting their solution in front of the jury.