AI Solutions For Commodities Trading

Calypso Commodities is a German tech start-up focussed on software development for the commodity and energy industries.

Persisting inefficiencies in deployment of vessels for physical commodity trading hide enormous upsides for cost savings and competitive advantages. Spreadsheet-based tools paired with personal experience are commonly used for routing and scheduling of fleets, lacking algorithmic methods and a wholistic view on portfolio optimisation.

We deploy cutting-edge algorithms such as Branch & Price, Branch & Cut, as well as heuristics on commodity logistics and portfolio optimisation to build ready-to-use software products for shipping and trading desks that are in line with the market reality on the ground. Our team brings substantial industry and technical knowledge, with both experience in the gas/LNG industry and consulting, as well as in computer science and software development.


We offer our core software products for LNG, crude oil, and coal markets, but also conduct bespoke project work on these or other commodities. Though our aim is to deliver ready-to-use products, a wide range of customisation and a sound integration into our client’s trading software is always undertaken to provide a unique competitive edge for every single client.


Our optimisation software for the global coal market.


Our optimisation software for the global LNG market with integrated Hydrogen shipping model.


Our optimisation software for crude and refined products.


Calypso develops AI-based software solutions for portfolio- and logistics- optimisation in commodities trading that capture the full complexity of the respective market.

Digital Fleet Management

1. ADP-Planner

Matching of client’s Long & Short positions (incl. FOB & DES cargos) and creation of profit-maximising fleet deployment plan.

2. Vessel Optimisation

Boil-Off-Gas Optimisation, Cost Optimal Cool-Down Management, Bunker Fuel Optimisation.

3. Route Optimisation

Inclusion of risks and insurances, waiting times at channels and ports, idle times and alternative routes.

Portfolio Optimisation

1. Stochastic Optimisation

Value and hedge the portfolio using an inclusive stochastic optimisation approach.

2. Risk Management

Evaluate the profitability of re-gasifying, storing or selling at a gas hub market.

3. Integration of Gas & LNG Portfolios

Commonly used risk metrics such as Value- or Profit-at-Risk as well as the full profit and cost distributions