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Nautilus Labs, the technology firm advancing the efficiency of ocean commerce through artificial intelligence, and Datum Electronics, a specialized manufacturer and supplier of torque and shaft power measurement solutions, today announced a partnership that will provide shipowners, operators, technical managers, and charterers a comprehensive solution for vessel digitalization and predictive decision support.

Leveraging the data provided by hardware leaders like Datum, Nautilus builds vessel-specific, machine learning-based performance models to reduce fuel consumption, emissions, and maintenance spend. By unifying stakeholders around a single set of real-time vessel performance data, Nautilus Platform promotes cross-organizational transparency and accountability while providing industry leading fleet optimization and predictive decision support.

“The partnership with Datum Electronics is another big step for Nautilus and demonstrates our ability to interoperate with data from any hardware solution,”

said Matt Heider, CEO at Nautilus.

“Our core belief is that collaboration is key to driving innovation. This partnership helps increase access to the high frequency data that powers our leading predictive decision support platform. Datum’s solution is best-in-class in terms of interoperability, as it can be easily fitted on any vessel, and then refitted on a new vessel when the current charter contract ends. Moreover, its accurate thrust data empowers our clients to differentiate hull from propeller fouling precisely in a way that traditional noon data analysis can’t — resulting in optimized maintenance timing.”

UK-based Datum Electronics offers maritime sensors and meters to collect high frequency data. Being the only fully modular shaft power meter on the market, Datum’s system can be moved from vessel to vessel even when there is a difference in shaft diameter. This truly makes it the only re-usable and fully recyclable ship torque meter. The modularity is combined with state of the art electronics for high resolution & very accurate measurement of Torque, Thrust, rpm & Power.

“We’re excited to partner with Nautilus as a leading maritime performance optimization solution. Together we’re able to offer a best-in-class solution that empowers shoreside teams with predictive decision support and proactive alerting based on real-time vessel data. We’re looking forward to a partnership of two solutions that will drive carbon neutrality in shipping,”

commented James Lees, Managing Director at Datum Electronics.


Nautilus Labs is advancing the efficiency of ocean commerce through artificial intelligence. With hubs in New York, Singapore, and Paris, the firm is trusted by clients across the globe to help make better, real-time decisions that ultimately unlock transformative outcomes—at sea and on shore. By partnering with Nautilus, ocean shipping leaders can maximize returns for every vessel and voyage while driving cross-team collaboration, greater transparency, and stronger accountability for their companies, shareholders, and the planet we all share. (To learn more about Nautilus or request a demo of the software application, Nautilus Platform, visit us at


Datum Electronics is a leading provider of torque and shaft power measurement solutions. Headquartered in the UK but with a long-established presence worldwide, distributing to more than 30 countries. Datum’s innovative approach to research and development combined with the highest quality manufacturing provide them with unrivalled data acquisition in marine engine monitoring. Datum’s approach to sustainability through innovation is key to their ethos as a company and application of their products to the marine sector.

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