ShipIntel Pre-fix

Empower your existing workflows with AI

A maritime AI-driven decision support system, for shipbrokers, shipowners and cargo operators to help your save hours and have more time to be proactive.

For spot and TC chartering for dry cargo, tankers and LPG.
For TC chartering; any vessel type.

Save hours each day with the ShipIntel Pre-fix

ShipIntel Pre-fix reduces manual work and simplifies decisions by giving you the insights and tools to make informed choices quickly.

As a chartering manager,
your job is to find the best possible combination of cargoes and vessels to maximize the earnings (TCE) of your company's portfolio of vessels and cargoes. This involves hours gathering information, reading emails, managing communications, and running pre-voyage calculations. Then you spend hours running pre-voyage calculations, one by one, to compare the TCE for a portfolio of cargoes and vessels. Still, you might also want to charter in a vessel instead of using one of your own, but then you have to do all the voyage calculations all over again for that market vessel. 

You want to optimize the TCE, but you also have to minimize bunker consumption and carbon emission costs and there are too many software programs to learn and log in to. This process takes countless hours and needs to be done before you can understand what to do, explore new business, and discuss with your brokers.

As a shipbroker, you might spend a significant amount of time creating position lists to identify which vessels can lift specific cargoes and meet the laycan windows. This often involves manually gathering and organizing information, which can be time-consuming and tedious. By automating this process, you can free up valuable time to focus on building your industry knowledge and forging business relationships that can help you succeed in your role.

A PC and a smartphone displaying the Live AIS feature, from the Essential Toolkit in ShipIntel, showing real-time maritime traffic information and vessel movement on both screens.

Email tracking from your inbox to your pre-voyage calculations

In ShipIntel you can "follow the voyage of your email" / track your emails from they arrive in your inbox, through classification (type of emails)  and into your machine readable cargo and TC requirements list, where you also can find how many new cargoes or TC request have arrived during the night.

With few clicks you can add a cargo to your workspace and do a pre-voyage calculation and add more vessels and cargoes and compare their TCEs and carbon emissions.

When you are quoted the cargo xx number of times you may want to group the e-mail quotes. In ShipIntel you get emails that belong together "grouped".

When you have fixed a vessel or a cargo, the emails and correspondence are attached to the pre-voyage calculations and you can quickly do a digital handover to your post fix departure.

AI-driven cargo handling and voyage calculations

Find the status of each of the cargo that arrives in your email inbox and cargo list.

Is the cargo or TC requirement an available market cargo, a private cargo or a COA cargo, and are the cargoes still open?

Have you or your colleagues done  pre-voyage calculations or entered into negotiations? Is the cargo fixed on subs, fixed and failed or fully fixed, or perhaps the cargo or the vessel was missed to a competitor and fixed externally.

Keep track of your statistics and find how many of the calculated cargoes you've given an offer to and negotiated, and how many cargoes you have fixed and failed, or fixed and subs were lifted.

A PC and a smartphone displaying the Live AIS feature, from the Essential Toolkit in ShipIntel, showing real-time maritime traffic information and vessel movement on both screens.
A PC and a smartphone displaying the Live AIS feature, from the Essential Toolkit in ShipIntel, showing real-time maritime traffic information and vessel movement on both screens.

How many hours each day do you spend on making pre-voyage calculations?

Create a workspace and add market cargoes or market vessel on the go and compare the TCE in seconds. Then you always know which cargo or vessel to chase – obviously it is the one that gives you the best TCE and minimal carbon emissions and the best open position.

Create workspaces for the baltic cargoes so you quickly can benchmark groups of market cargoes and market vessels with your own fleet and cargoes.

Calculate on TC trips with ballast legs and ballast bonus. Calculate on consecutive voyages.

Set a TCE target for a group of pre-voyage calculations and get the freight rate.

Or maybe you need to find a replacement for your vessel ? 

Manage your fleet

Have your updated fleet in your pocket wherever you go and assign responsibilities for each of the vessel between colleagues.

Find an overview of which vessels are chartering in on TC, the TC period, the redelivery area and time, so you know for how long you have the vessels at your disposal, and when and where the vessels have to be redelivered.

Use the email parser to update the vessels in your fleet with their noon emails. Compare the positions with the AIS data.

A PC and a smartphone displaying the Live AIS feature, from the Essential Toolkit in ShipIntel, showing real-time maritime traffic information and vessel movement on both screens.
A PC and a smartphone displaying the Live AIS feature, from the Essential Toolkit in ShipIntel, showing real-time maritime traffic information and vessel movement on both screens.

You don’t have a vessel for your next cargo or COA shipment?

No worries! You will find all the relevant vessels available for your cargoes in the market database, so just upload the COA cargo to your workspace and add market vessels from the database , so you know which vessels gives you the best TCE results.

When you have found the right vessels you can call your broker and ask them to help you get the vessel privately outside the market.

Can ShipIntel predict what vessels will do in the future?

Many of the vessels don't tell where they are heading when they are "underway using engine" and on a sea passage, so the reported AIS destination is not always correct.

Since we have an in-house pre-processing AIS pipeline for live as well as historical AIS data, we use this data investment, machine learning algorithms and the in-house built sea route engine, to build models.

So yeah ShipIntel can "predict pretty accurate" what vessels will do in the future based on; the past, the present, the sea route engine, a lot of manual added data, machine learning and AI.

We call it "Destination predictions".

A PC and a smartphone displaying the Live AIS feature, from the Essential Toolkit in ShipIntel, showing real-time maritime traffic information and vessel movement on both screens.
A PC and a smartphone displaying the Live AIS feature, from the Essential Toolkit in ShipIntel, showing real-time maritime traffic information and vessel movement on both screens.

Dynamic search and dynamic vessel lists

For those of you who are working as a ship-broker or chartering manager, the dynamic search is the next generation position list.

ShipIntel dynamic search can answer questions like; 
“I’m considering fixing a cargo from US Gulf to Chiba which vessels will my vessel compete with, when my vessel is open in Chiba?

When the lists are made and saved you can be notified about changes in your lists; if vessels change the compass course or speed, new vessels match your dynamic search, or vessels “leave” your lists, if they arrive or depart at an anchorage, port or berth.

Today you do these search through filters but dynamic search and dynamic vessel lists with routing are the ShipIntel CoPilot MVP - your everyday maritime companion.

Don't listen to us, listen to our customers

We chose ShipIntel because it is an innovative solution, easy to use, and comes with a very competitive price. We continued using ShipIntel because the Maritime Optima team continuously develop and maintain the software. We also think it is an advantage that maritime software is developed by people that have been working in the industry. So the easy to use, relevancy, high AIS quality and price makes ShipIntel a unique maritime software box.

Sebastian Venjar, Shipbroker at Hesnes Gas AS
Sebastian Venjar
Shipbroker at Hesnes Gas AS

We believe ShipIntel stands out on key points such as coverage, search/filters/lists, and user interface. The highly skilled IT team is supplemented with experienced shipping people, so we are confident that ShipIntel will continue developing to our benefit.

Peter T.M. Brandt, CEO at Dyna Shipping AS
Peter T. M. Brandt
CEO at Dyna Shipping AS