A programme backed by Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has given the notoriously conservative mari­time industry a glimpse into how it can harness new technology.

Eastern Pacific MaritimeTech Accelerator Powered by Techstars (EPMAT) held an online demonstration day for the nine companies that took part in its effort to back technology development in shipping.

EPMAT was launched last May by Singapore-based Eastern Pacific and giant US seed accelerator Techstars to spur investment in maritime-related technology start-ups.