Maritime Chartering

Those who are engaged in chartering and shipbroking are important receivers and distributors of information. The continuous flow of information and treatment and evaluation of the collected information is necessary for a correct judgment of the current situation and trends in the freight markets. Accuracy, reliability, speed, timing are therefore of utmost importance.

ShipIntel for Pre-fixing:

Save hours each day searching for information. Create positions lists to find which vessels are able to reach specific ports with specific laycan dates. Use filters to limit to specific vessel criteria f.ex. vessel age.

Save hours each day doing voyage pre-calculations for a group of vessels and cargoes, quick to compare the TCE and carbon emissions for a group of vessels, and super quick to make the first offer.

Better bench-marking and understanding of why you chose a cargo over other cargoes.

Have a better overview of what kind of information has been shared with who.

Get a quicker overview of the supply side and the port activities in your market segment.

Better understand your competition.

Real-time update on where vessels are.

Organise your team more efficiently.

Step 1: Get a quick overview of the supply side

Select the segment (for ex: dry cargo, tanker) and sub-segment (Panamax, tankers, etc) you work with and follow the vessels AIS positions in the map. You can search for vessels using different criteria or you can create lists of your client's vessels and add them as layer to your map.

Click on any vessel in the map and get info on the vessels last port of call and next port, speed and whether we assume she is laden or in ballast.

Step 2: Set up your team fleet and distribute the responsibility for the ships

Start by inviting colleagues to your team. Set up your Team Fleet and assign the commercial responsibility for the vessels to colleagues. Each of you will have access to the fleet you are responsible for in your private list.

You can add your fleet as layers to the map, so you easily can find where they are.

You can quickly do voyage pre-calculations on the vessels in your fleet and compare the TCE results between the vessels in your fleet and you can also add external vessels.

Step 3: Find where the global merchant fleet has been trading

Each vessel has a vessel voyage history log attached. So you can view where all the global merchant vessels have been trading in the past.

You can either study each vessel's historical trading pattern visualized in your map, or find where she has been trading in a table.

Step 4: Change to satellite mode and study activities in ports

Add the marine weather forecast layer and calculate if you expect delay in the port and when your vessels will arrive.

Use map layers, such as canal congestion, ice conditions or the piracy map. Check the biggest vessels visited the port (measured in LOA, Beam, draft and dwt) and see when it happened.

Marine weather, ice maps and piracy information is updated every 24 hours. You can select and de-select these information layers in your map

Switch to satellite mode: add all vessel segments, capture the port data, berth activities and vessels waiting at anchorage.

Step 5: Check the sea distance, time in sea and ETA; from a vessel AIS position to any port

Use the sea route calculator from your laptop or mobile device and find time and sea distance from any vessel's AIS position to any port. If you need more details, you can add weather, ice, piracy or ECA zones. If you want to add waypoints or adjust the route, you can drag the line (just as you do in Google Maps) and the sea route will re-calculate in seconds.

The sea route calculator is excellent for cases such as: a vessel is enroute to Tubarao, and your broker asks if your vessel can go to Ponta da Madeira instead and when she will be there.

Step 6: Create position lists and find vessels within a segment and sub-segment able to reach your laycan

Use the position lists to check which vessels you compete against or which vessels able to reach a specific port to lift your cargo. The position list contains information about when vessels are expected to reach the port.

Clean the list by using information supported by your brokers, your knowhow, your network etc and hide vessels you find not relevant. Add a note/comment on the vessel like: “The vessel is fixed to Shell for on TC, will be open in Rotterdam end Oct” to better remember and understand why the vessel was not interesting for you.

Step 7: Do voyage calculations for a group of vessels and cargoes in seconds (web only)

Select vessels from your fleet and external vessels for your voyage calculations, and the cargoes. By doing this, you will also build your private cargo library.

A workspace is created and you can name it as you like: “Cargill 70 000 mt ex USG” , or “Open positions week 42 in Atlantic”.

New voyage calculations are done automatically while you are adding vessels or cargoes to your workspace. The TCE (USD/day), number of days it takes to perform the voyage, where the vessel will be open, and the cargo emissions are listed, so you can filter as you like.

If you want give an offer to your broker, click "Create offer" and a pre-filled email is made where you can add and edit and click send! A user log will show whom of your brokers have received an offer from you or your colleagues.

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Your work is synced between your devices

A personal and a team activity log. Get notifications when a colleague adds information or makes some changes.
Data and activities are synced between your devices, so you and your team are always updated. Same login on your mobile or laptop.
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We believe in data and knowledge-driven maritime chartering decisions

Our goal is to develop a modern, user-friendly maritime chartering software, and we think the best approach is to work together with the users.

By using ShipIntel you will save many hours every day reading emails, run voyage calculations and write e-mails with offers. You and your colleagues will have more time to explore, study and understand the drivers for change and the underlying risk involved.

You and your colleagues can save hours in punching in the same data, you can build your private cargo library and you can track your decisions.

Contact us, and let us know what you need, so we can discuss and develop a useful maritime software together.