Today - Wednesday 3 August 2022 – we announced that our maritime tech business will be acquired by leading ESG-focused maritime digital platform RightShip. Our founder and CEO, Marlon Grech, and around 30 colleagues will join RightShip when the acquisition completes, which is expected to be 1 September 2022. Marlon will also become RightShip’s first Chief Technology Officer.
RightShip launched their innovative digital maritime platform 18 months ago in close collaboration with our team here at Thynk. The market and customers have widely accepted the platform, demonstrating a degree of dependability upon which we will continue to capitalise.
RightShip CEO, Steen Lund said:
I am delighted that we can announce the acquisition of Thynk Software’s maritime tech business, and that Marlon and his team will join RightShip. This is a critical strategic development for RightShip as we gain our own in-house technology competence that will underpin our long-term growth objective of being an industry leading ESG focused digital maritime platform.
Over the past 20 years RightShip has grown purely organically. This acquisition provides us at RightShip with an exciting opportunity to solidify our very foundation as a digital product builder.
Having the ‘ready-made’ technology expertise that Thynk brings, allows RightShip secure increased value for customers, allowing us to grow faster than if we built this capability internally, from the ground up.
Marlon Grech, founder and CEO at Thynk added:
Our RightShip journey has truly been life-changing for all of us. We feel an obligation to do more in helping the maritime industry leverage technology and move towards true zero harm. Through technology and data, we can leave our world in a better place, we can have real impact. Every company has a pivot point throughout its journey, and I feel this is our moment.
We are all looking forward to the opportunities that will come our way as being part of the RightShip team.