The man labelled by some as shipping’s answer to Elon Musk has made his first public appearance in Europe, as his already storied 10-year-old digital freight analysis and hedge fund operation gears up for expansion.

Scott Borgerson, founder of ­CargoMetrics Technologies, appeared at last month’s Marine Money conference in Hamburg alongside one of his mentors, Clarksons’ Martin Stopford, to share insights into how data ­analysis is starting to change shipping.