The experience of a scaleup.
The energy of a startup.

We simply love ships – especially when they are efficient.  We believe that there is a lot that can be done to make ships and shipping more efficient. That’s why we started our journey.

We4Sea performance monitoring for ships
1 Million+
Goal to save in tons of CO2
Years experience in the team
Nationalities in the team
Growth year-over-year
Our Story

The story behind how our company was founded

We simply love ships – especially when they are efficient. We started our company back in 2016 in the strong believe that the transition to a more efficient shipping is inevitable.

The founders of We4Sea, Michiel Katgert and Dan Veen, met at TNO, the Dutch Organisation of Applied Scientific Research. We were working together in a European project,  using big data analystics to enhance shipping efficiency.  And we developed some cool technology!

Because we really believed in the technology and the approach we had developed, we launched the idea at Venture Scan, an internal TNO-project to validate our business plan. After winning the Venture Scan, we were granted a spot on the growth-program Port Innovation Lab,  hosted by Accelerator YES!Delft.  Succesfully finishing that route, we decided to make the jump and start our company: We4Sea.

We are on our journey with the aim to make ships more efficient. A goal in which we look for strong cooperation with our customers. We want to do so in a way that suits our informal and no-nonsense style.

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Our mission

Make sea shipping more efficient and sustainable

We are in this world with the ambition to make a difference in shipping efficiency. Together with you, we will make shipping more efficient, cleaner, cheaper and sustainable. We solve the technology behind efficiency, you get the savings. We offer you our knowledge on ship propulsion systems, an up-to-date insight into innovative, new technologies, and a drive to improve shipping for both transporters and the climate.
Together with our clients, we aim to save 1 million tons of CO2 emissions.

Meet Our Investors

We4Sea Mainport Innovation FundWe4Sea Innovation Quarter
Our Team

Meet Our
Management Team

Dan Veen

Founder and CEO

Ernst van der Putten

Chief Financial Officer

Jelmer de Weerd

Chief Operating Officer

Hans Westerbeek

Chief Technology Officer
Our Values

The values that shape everything we do at We4Sea

Make the world a better place

We boost sustainability by reducing shipping emissions. Our goal is to provide for a greener world with less emissions.


We are transparent and truthful, in the strong belief that transparency will create a fairer world. We won't play games, we try to be critical towards customers where we can, in all honesty, while staying independent. We strive to keep all on board.

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We do our data crunching and problem-solving rigorously. We solve problems in a creative, solid, and innovative way. We are precise and aim to give foresight and knowledge.

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Let's try!

We are not afraid to try new things, and have fun along the way!