Shellock is a new type of container seal, a smart one. It is for shippers, freight forwarders and carriers, who usually have difficulties locating, securing and anticipating delivery times. Shellock provides real-time data on containers location, goods integrity and updated cargo time of arrival. Moreover, the tranquility to know the assets are safe, the freedom to choose logistics operators and information you can trust. We provide the and the necessary data to improve operations efficiency and stock management.
The Story Behind
In May 2019, we met in the first maritime and blue logistics startup weekend, held in Barcelona by Techstars. Without knowing each other beforehand, we created the team and the idea of Shellock came up, after an intense and fun brainstorming session. The concept was so inspiring and enlightening, that motivated us to the point where we were working so synchronized that it felt like we had known each other since forever. We spent three days there from morning to night, shaping the concept, developing the business plan, researching for competitors and making the presentation. On the third day in a 5 minute-pitch, we presented Shellock before a jury integrated by high-rank professionals of the maritime and logistics industry and consolidated entrepreneurs. We placed second, it was huge emotion for the team, but we did not even know our lives were about to change. After the award ceremony, few managers from logistic enterprises approached to us, asking if we were going to make Shellock real. We looked at each other’s face with a smile, and said yes. Currently, there are different players supporting our venture, collaborating in our product development, like Grupo Romeu, Port of Barcelona and Startup Wharf. In January 2020 we partnered with the Universitat de Barcelona and we moved to its co-work space known as StartUb! In February, we started the Santander Incubation program “Explorer”. Currently we are developing our MVP: The reusable seal and our platform.
Nautical Engineer in Navigation and Marine Transportation, with wide international experience working for Tidewater Marine and The Panama Canal.
Marine Engineer and Full Stack Developer, with wide experience in web and software development, and hardware testing for Mercedes-Benz.