Mizzen selected by PIER71 as a Smart Port Challenge 2021 finalist

Sydney, Australia, 16 September 2021 - Mizzen Group, a logistics technology company focused on freight price optimisation and management, is pleased to announce that they are a finalist in PIER71™’s Smart Port Challenge 2021.

The annual Singapore-based Smart Port Challenge calls for start-ups around the world to tackle challenges identified by maritime corporates and advance digital transformation in the industry. Founded by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), through its entrepreneurial arm NUS Enterprise, PIER71™ selected 20 start-ups from over 150 qualified submissions as finalists for the premier Smart Port Challenge this year.

Mizzen’s Managing Director Jon Charles, said: “We are excited to be a finalist in Smart Port Challenge 2021 and to embark on the highly regarded PIER71™ Accelerate, Singapore’s first market validation and customer discovery programme specially curated for the maritime industry.

Mr Charles added "we look forward to working with executives leading digital transformation for the maritime industry, and the shipping lines looking to utilise data-driven pricing capabilities. It is exciting to be part of the innovative maritime ecosystem that MPA and NUS Enterprise have been building over many years.”

Mizzen’s price optimisation software enables shipping lines to transition from experience and intuition-based selling to data-driven pricing.

Mr Charles said joining PIER71™ Accelerate would help support the company’s growth plans. “We will be building on our existing products which provide solutions for any stage of a shipping line's digital transformation, from the first step of launching an online sales capability through to full yield management.”

The winner of PIER71™’s Smart Port Challenge 2021 will be announced at the Grand Final on 17 November 2021.


About Mizzen

Mizzen Group (www.mizzengroup.com) is a logistic technology company that provides machine learning powered solutions that optimise selling sea freight services in the digital economy. Mizzen solutions make it possible for freight companies to price, configure and sell their products and services in a multi-channel environment. The Mizzen team combines cutting edge digital capability married with deep shipping industry understanding.
About PIER71
Founded by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), through its entrepreneurial arm NUS Enterprise, PIER71 (Port Innovation Ecosystem Reimagined at BLOCK71) aims to grow Singapore’s maritime innovation ecosystem. PIER71™ boosts innovation in the maritime and maritime-related industries by attracting talents, creating opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and ideas, attracting investments into start-ups and accelerating ventures.
PIER71 designs and delivers programmes to uncover opportunities within the industry and supports entrepreneurs from ideation to acceleration of their ventures. PIER71 provides access to various markets, demand drivers, technology solution providers, investors and more. PIER71 also represents a budding and increasingly vibrant ecosystem of stakeholders who are keen to digitalise and create the next wave of maritime innovation.

For more information, please visit https://pier71.sg

Media Contact

Jon Charles
Managing Director & co-founder
+61 434 3419 824