Case Study


By TrueNode
13 March 2020, 09:45

Ship finance, simplified


  • $450MDebt Volume Raised

  • 3 hourFastest Indicative Term Received

  • 30+On-boarded Institutions

The story

We have co-founded oceanis in early 2019 and continuously support the venture throughout its launch phases with product, design, and engineering consulting. We have advised on the initial MVP scope and guided the management through its initial financing rounds. Oceanis and TrueNode are working as an integrated team. TrueNode not only supports product development but also with senior management recruiting to build a sound team.

Traditional lenders left shipping

SME ship owners are struggling to get access to new and diverse capital. Alternative debt providers are entering the market and are fragmenting the market.

Geographical shift of debt providers to Asia

Majority of SME owners are based in Greece, Germany and Norway where local banks are reducing or exiting shipping completely. Finding new financing sources has been a challenge.


Oceanis is on a mission to provide every ship-owner easy access to diversified global financing sources and a transparent overview of best-possible terms. Owners are equipped with a modern solution to source required funding and built lasting relationships with global financing institutions. Debt providers are provided with access to the primary and secondary markets.


  • "Ship finance goes digital"

    “Our focus is on asset-backed lending and project finance. In that respect, most of our active lenders have a strong focus on the underlying asset and are able to offer non-recourse structures”

    Read full article
  • "Oceanis ship finance platform claims to hit $150m target"

    "A digital ship finance venture is bringing new players to a market crying out for finance, its founder claims"

    Read full article