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Optimisation in Trading, Shipping & Scheduling

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About Us

Calypso Commodities is German software company developing AI-based solutions for LNG scheduling, trading & shipping optimisation, saving millions of USD and GHG emissions. Calypso’s X-LNG is globally used by energy majors, utilities, and hedge funds to optimise LNG tanker schedules & portfolios, value optionalities, and make trading decisions.

With a growing team of over 25 top-tier mathematicians, software engineers, & LNG specialists we’ve built the flagship AI scheduling & optimisation solution for the LNG industry – supported by ideas & feedback from a variety of industry majors.

Calypso has emerged as the leading and fastest growing AI-company in the LNG industry, comprising the largest tech-team with over 150 years of experience. We have two offices in Germany, Berlin and Regensburg, one in London-Mayfair, and are increasing our Asian market presence with a Singapore office in Q4 2024.

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X-LNG

X-LNG is the leading AI-based LNG optimisation software for scheduling, trading & shipping optimisation. It optimises P&L across the LNG value chain, with specialised modules for scheduling & shipping optimisation, trading & portfolio optimisation, as well as upstream optimisation. Because of its versatility it is used by shipping & ops desks as well as traders from energy majors, LNG players, trading houses, utilities, as well as hedge funds.
The solution is built upon cutting-edge AI technology as well as conventional algorithms, and is embedded in an easy-to-use software architecture, with seamless data integration to ETRMs in trading & shipping. X-LNG is continuously developed by a team of over 20 top tier mathematicians & software engineers – by far exceeding any other competitors in innovation, technology, customisation possibilities, and P&L results.
1

Fleet

  • Vessels, Capacities, TC Rates
  • BOR & Speed, Consumption
  • Location & AIS Data
  • Up to 10 more Vessel Inputs
2

Portfolio

  • Cargos, Long & Short Positions
  • FOB/DES, Optionalities
  • Price Indexation, Forward Curves
  • Up to 20 more Contract Inputs
3

Infrastructure

  • Loading & Regas Slots
  • Panama & Suez
  • Upstream Production
  • Up to 5 more Inputs
4

Output

  • Schedule of Cargos & Tanker Fleet
  • Matching of Long & Short Positions
  • Route, Speed, Idle Time Optimisation
  • Up to 25 more Outputs
AI
X-LNG is the leading AI-based LNG optimisation software for scheduling, trading & shipping optimisation. It optimises P&L across the LNG value chain, with specialised modules for scheduling & shipping optimisation, trading & portfolio optimisation, as well as upstream optimisation. Because of its versatility it is used by shipping & ops desks as well as traders from energy majors, LNG players, trading houses, utilities, as well as hedge funds.
The solution is built upon cutting-edge AI technology as well as conventional algorithms, and is embedded in an easy-to-use software architecture, with seamless data integration to ETRMs in trading & shipping. X-LNG is continuously developed by a team of over 25 top tier mathematicians & software engineers – by far exceeding any other competitors in innovation, technology, customisation possibilities, and P&L results.

Applications

1

Schedule Optimisation

  • Daily scheduling & re-scheduling
  • Analyse new cargo leads
  • Re-schedule with TC-out limits
  • Idle time optimisation for TC-out
  • Track missing lengths and cargos
2

Shipping Optimisation

  • Route optimisation
  • Speed & consumption optimisation
  • Quality matching
  • Heel & discharge optimisation
  • Fleet scoping for vessel procurement
3

ADP Creation

  • Create initial ADP/delivery program
  • Optimise ADP scheduling
  • Support for time-window negotiations
  • Optimise loading & discharge times
  • Manage buffer times for nominations
4

Cargo Planning

  • Intuitive and interactive schedule
  • Option to drag & drop cargos
  • Option to restrict/assign cargos & vessels
  • Daily usage of schedule at shipping/ops
  • Quality matching tool for cargos
5

Portfolio Optimisation

  • Match Long & Short positions
  • Trading suggestions by price
  • API-driven scenario calculations
  • Allocate excess supply to spot markets
  • Source missing supply from spots
6

Emissions Optimisation

  • GHG assessment for cargo and portfolio
  • Emissions optimization for EU ETS
  • Optimise vessel emissions
  • Emissions optimisation on cargo level
  • Portfolio emissions optimization
7

Deal & Optionalities Valuation

  • Assessment of portfolio value
  • Valuate contracts and support tenders
  • Valuate options and flexibilities (diversions, cancellations, swaps)
  • Price modelling and simulations
  • Automated scenario generation
8

Risk Assessment & Benchmarking

  • Benchmark portfolio vs. alternatives
  • Assess portfolio strategy robustness
  • Calculate risk parameters (MtM, VaR, GMaR, EaR, PFE)
  • Portfolio value assessment
  • Price and operational risk assessment
9

Valuation of Regas Capacities

  • Valuate european regas capacities
  • Valuation based on expected spot value
  • Assessment on historic/ present futures
  • Prepare bids for open season auctions
  • Optimize and valuate entire portfolio, including regas value

Customers & Testimonials

“The first tech company that understands and speaks our language as LNG operators. Great work, great product, great team. Crucial for our daily scheduling and optimisation.” LNG Shipping Manager, European Energy Major

Shipping Manager | European Energy Major

“X-LNG is a very handy tool for ADP negotiations, scheduling and day-to-day optimisation. Very user-friendly for daily operations and saves a lot of time for our team.”

Shipping & Operations Manager | US LNG Company

“Calypso’s team have been able to deliver the required customisation modules to cater for the specific needs of our desk, from upstream to downstream. Using their APIs we could integrate their technology into all of our internal code base in no time.”

Trader | Portfolio Player

“We’ve looked at different optimisation products – X-LNG outcompeted all alternatives with regard to scope, functionalities, API access and user experience.”

 Portfolio Manager | US Hedge Fund

“Calypso provides unparalleled quantitative support & business intelligence for our trading operations, brilliant lads”

C-Level | UK Hedge Fund

“Terrific support level, any questions and issues resolved in the same hour. Always easy to reach by phone or Teams and understanding all details of the market. The only company, where you can reach the founders any time for support and brainstorming.”

Trader | German Utility

“The first tech company that understands and speaks our language as LNG operators. Great work, great product, great team. Crucial for our daily scheduling and optimisation.”

Shipping Manager | European Energy Major

“X-LNG is a very handy tool for ADP negotiations, scheduling and day-to-day optimisation. Very user-friendly for daily operations and saves a lot of time for our team.”

Shipping & Operations Manager | US LNG Company

“Calypso’s team have been able to deliver the required customisation modules to cater for the specific needs of our desk, from upstream to downstream. Using their APIs we could integrate their technology into all of our internal code base in no time.”

Trader |  Portfolio Player

“We’ve looked at different optimisation products – X-LNG outcompeted all alternatives with regard to scope, functionalities, API access and user experience.”

Portfolio Manager | US Hedge Fund

“Calypso provides unparalleled quantitative support & business intelligence for our trading operations, brilliant lads”

C-Level | UK Hedge Fund

“Terrific support level, any questions and issues resolved in the same hour. Always easy to reach by phone or Teams and understanding all details of the market. The only company, where you can reach the founders any time for support and brainstorming.”

Trader | German Utility

“Calypso provides unparalleled quantitative support & business intelligence for our trading operations, brilliant lads”

C-Level | UK Hedge Fund

“Calypso’s team have been able to deliver the required customisation modules to cater for the specific needs of our desk, from upstream to downstream. Using their APIs we could integrate their technology into all of our internal code base in no time.”

Trader |  Portfolio Player

“X-LNG is a very handy tool for ADP negotiations, scheduling and day-to-day optimisation. Very user-friendly for daily operations and saves a lot of time for our team.”

Shipping & Operations Manager | US LNG Company

“The first tech company that understands and speaks our language as LNG operators. Great work, great product, great team. Crucial for our daily scheduling and optimisation.”

Shipping Manager | European Energy Major

“We’ve looked at different optimisation products – X-LNG outcompeted all alternatives with regard to scope, functionalities, API access and user experience.”

Portfolio Manager | US Hedge Fund

“Terrific support level, any questions and issues resolved in the same hour. Always easy to reach by phone or Teams and understanding all details of the market. The only company, where you can reach the founders any time for support and brainstorming.”

Trader | German Utility

Energy Companies

Shipping & trading desks at energy  majors, portfolio players, IOC/NOCs,  as well as utilities are using X-LNG e.g. to schedule LNG tankers and optimise their portfolios. It seamlessly integrates with ETRM systems and increases efficiency though better workflow and state of the art  technology.

LNG Producers

Specialised LNG producers across continents trust X-LNG for fleet sizes between 2 and over 20 vessels as a quantitative decision-support system  for ADPs, trading, scheduling and optimisation. It saves time on the one site for  the whole team and increases real  time insights on the other side with  innovative workflows.

Traders & Hedge Funds

Increasing number of X-LNG users come from trading houses and hedge funds, involved in physical and financial trading, leveraging our business intelligence applications. Quants can use our APIs to integrate our AI capabilities into their trading and risk measurement strategies.

“Terrific support level, any questions and issues resolved in the same hour. Always easy to reach by phone or Teams and understanding all details of the market. The only company, where you can reach the founders any time for support and brainstorming.”

Trader | German Utility

“The first tech company that understands and speaks our language as LNG operators. Great work, great product, great team. Crucial for our daily scheduling and optimisation.” LNG Shipping Manager, European Energy Major

Shipping Manager | European Energy Major

“X-LNG is a very handy tool for ADP negotiations, scheduling and day-to-day optimisation. Very user-friendly for daily operations and saves a lot of time for our team.”

Shipping & Operations Manager | US LNG Company

“Calypso’s team have been able to deliver the required customisation modules to cater for the specific needs of our desk, from upstream to downstream. Using their APIs we could integrate their technology into all of our internal code base in no time.”

Trader | Portfolio Player

“We’ve looked at different optimisation products – X-LNG outcompeted all alternatives with regard to scope, functionalities, API access and user experience.”

 Portfolio Manager | US Hedge Fund

“Calypso provides unparalleled quantitative support & business intelligence for our trading operations, brilliant lads”

C-Level | UK Hedge Fund

Technology

Our team possesses over a century of combined experience in advanced mathematics, software, and AI, specializing in LNG scheduling and trading. This unique expertise is why our AI system is a market leader.

Our AI system includes fully accessible APIs and scalable microservices for all components like contracts, prices, AI, scheduling and routing, complete with Swagger documentation and support.

Our AI system adheres to the highest security standards and is ISO 27001 certified, ensuring robust data protection and secure information management practices.

We designed X-LNG for instant, out-of-the-box functionality from day one, yet it's crafted to allow seamless customization to meet your individual needs.

User Experience

Input & Output

Easy data input through user-interface or API. Output can either be fed back into client’s trading and shipping systems, provided in excel or accessed through the UI.

Data Integration & Management

Experience seamless data integration with ETRMs and custom systems, alongside efficient data management in X-LNG that supports multiple users and administrative rights.

User-Interface (UI)

Our industry-leading UI surpasses alternatives in ease of use, functionality, and overall usability. Experience X-LNG's features firsthand with a demo—contact us to learn more.

Customer Support

We provide exceptional customer support, featuring direct phone and Teams communication. Our management team and experienced analysts address issues and inquiries within 24 hours, ensuring rapid and effective resolution.

Technology

Input

Output can either be fed back into client’s trading systems, provided in excel or accessed through the UI

Technology

Full output break-down vessel by vessel, or contract by contract is available to see and understand cost and revenue drivers

Output

Documentation on the API is provided by Calypso; Adaptation of the API to the customer's interfaces possible on request

Decarbonisation & Environmental Impacts

X-LNG optimises LNG value chains, cutting GHG emissions by minimizing fuel consumption through efficient route planning and fleet scheduling. It supports corporations to comply with global climate initiatives and EU ETS regulations, reducing the carbon footprint of their LNG operations. Furthermore, it enables traders and operators to optimise portfolios and cargos by their carbon footprint taking into account buyer preferences as well as regulations on the shipping side. X-LNG plays a crucial role in achieving emission reduction goals and is a key driver of environmental sustainability in the LNG industry.

Incl. EU ETS regulations on shipping

Enabling users to reduce GHG footprint

Optimising on vessel and cargo level

Potential savings over 7 M tCO2 p.a.

X-LNG
The AI Revolution
in LNG

Most advanced AI technology and cutting-edge mathematics meet LNG. Get in touch, optimise your schedule and portfolio now.

Team

With over 25 top-tier mathematicians, software engineers, & LNG specialists, combining over 150 years of experience, Calypso has become the leading and fastest growing AI-company in the LNG industry.

Michael Schach
CEO & Co-Founder
Eugen Tereschenko
CTO & Co-Founder
Dr. Marcus Camara
Head of Optimisation
Mehdy Touil
Lead LNG Specialist
Andreas Simmeth
Lead Software Architect
Thomas Schien
Lead Developer
Dr. Jonas Rezacek
Lead Quantum
Dr. Fabian Smetak
Lead Valuation & Risk
Bianca Wiedenmann
Client Relations Coordinator
Dr. Richard Schöffauer
Project Management
Ye Lukas Hu
Senior Full-Stack Developer
Sebastian Horn
Senior Full-Stack Developer
Shahrukh Shahid
Full-Stack Developer
Carmen Leira
UI/UX Developer
Leonhard Abt
IT Security Operations
Simon Schmidbauer
Junior Full-Stack Developer
Martin Weikl
Junior Full-Stack Developer
Simon Hackler
Junior Full-Stack Developer
Lilian Barrier
Junior Trading Analyst
Jacopo Prescianotto
Junior Trading Analyst
Xuehong Yolanda Yu
Junior Trading Analyst
Sarah Blau
Client Coordinator
Nitheesh Velayan
Junior Trading Analyst
Tim Mahamoodally
Summer Intern
Nikoloz Shurghaia
Summer Intern

Interested to join our team?

We are continuously hiring the brightest minds from all over the world. Join our team, building the globally leading AI company in the commodity and energy industry. We are looking for exceptional people – both traders and IT specialists, both mathematicians and sales enthusiasts.

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Licence and Pricing

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News

17-20 Sept 2024
We are exhibiting at Gastech 2024 in Houston! Meet us at stand C216 at the entrance.
1-3 July 2024
Calypso is speaking at the Global Energy Transition Congress in Milan!
23-25 April 2024
Calypso CEO on Flame 2024 panel: Decarbonisation of LNG shipping
Global Market Model

Q4 2024 LNG Product Launch: We're introducing a new LNG product that models global flows using AIS vessel data, public contract databases, and
AI technology. This innovative tool forecasts LNG flows 3-12 months ahead, outperforming traditional data intelligence services.

Interested in exclusive Beta access? Contact our management team for details.

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Quantum: beyond AI

We are conducting a feasibility study with a group of pilot customers in early 2025 on leveraging quantum computers for the optimisation solutions of the next decade, building upon the public work of ExxonMobil and IBM.

If you are interested to be in the group of pilot customers with exclusive access to the Beta version – reach out to our management team.

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