Kraken Tools powered by Grieg Connect was born out of a merger in 2018 of Norwegian technology start-up Shiplog AS, the software company Seamless AS with 25-year port management experience, and CTS who has 15-years experience in the terminal operating space.
Shiplog was founded in 2013 by entrepreneur Vidar Fagerheim and communications engineer Erling Fagerlie. They spotted a gap in the market for delivering and processing automated marine-traffic information, using intelligent software and services. The company was acquired by Grieg Logistics in 2017 and folded into Seamless & CTS and thereby creating Grieg Connect.
Fagerheim and Fagerlie are just two of many creative minds populating Norway’s dynamic maritime cluster who are delivering novel solutions.
Growing Grieg Connect into a recognized maritime technology brand is pretty good for two young guys from the small fishing town of Kristiansund. They continue to inspire the Kraken Tools team in expanding and refining our portfolio.
Having Grieg Logistics as a long term and supportive owner makes us a safe choice as your preferred technology partner. We will continue to create innovative and user-friendly solutions together with the people who use them.
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Grieg Connect owner Grieg Logistics is part of family-owned Grieg Group, one of Norway’s oldest shipping enterprises established in Bergen 135 years ago.
With annual turnover of NOK 10 billion (EUR 950m) and embracing other subsidiaries in shipping, shipbroking, green ship-recycling, seafood, investment and asset management, Grieg Group is a financially robust principal fully committed to the long-term development of all its subsidiaries.
Our mandate is to create and support a strong and sustainable maritime-transport sector and building a seamless, digitalized and low-carbon logistics chain. We will execute this by building a world-class technology team with the ability to set new industry standards.
We deliver software to the Nordic and international market for ports, terminals and maritime transport stakeholders to enhance efficiency, predictability and performance.
Our focus is lean logistics, real-time data and data interaction that is user-friendly and optimally designed.
Our goal is first and foremost to add exceptional value for our customers.
As digitalization opens up new opportunities in data management and actionable insight, we are passionate about harnessing the power of advanced tools to streamline operations, simplify daily tasks and enhance our customer’s agility in a competitive market.
Our promise is to make the ports and terminals we serve into the world’s most effective hubs for cargo and passenger throughput. Making ports smarter through constant innovation also means we put great emphasis on people. Internally we nurture our talents and seek to build a team of motivated employees – willing to go the extra mile.