When a vessel arrives in the port there might be several public authorities and service providers wanting to embark such as classification companies, port state control, agents or companies providing equipment and services. They all want to assist the vessels to have the best possible dispatch during a port call or avoid accidents or meet the authorities requirements.
Quickly understand which vessels are scheduled to arrive to a port or a canal transit.
Easily access technical descriptions of vessels.
Quickly find photos you took last time you visited the vessel, or take new photos that are directly attached to the vessel.
Find where a vessel is trading or has been trading on the past.
Quickly access the phone numbers, emails and contact details of people you stay in regular contact with, attached to the vessels.
Get a quick overview of the market by selecting segments and sub-segments, and find where the vessels are heading, so you can prepare before they enter a port. You can also get historical AIS data and see where they have been trading in the past.
Apply various layers, such as ECA zones, piracy, marine weather or explore the congestion situation in the major canals (Suez and Panama) and find where specific vessels are trading.
Turn on all the vessel segments in the map and select satellite mode and zoom in to see all the vessels presently in the port. You will also have access to their real-time AIS position and their technical description.
Click on any port in the map to check recent departures, vessels in port and vessels waiting at anchorage.
You will also find information on biggest vessels which have arrived in the ports.
Add contact details, documents and photos to any vessel or port. On each port you will find information about vessels berthed or waiting at anchorage, tides and weather. This will give you and your colleagues easy and quick access to relevant documents.
You can also quickly and easily access this information from your mobile device. If you visit a vessel or a port you can take photos that are directly attached to the vessel or port.
Use the notebook and add notes and comments to any vessel or port, so you and your colleagues can share knowledge and improve internal communication. You can search and find any notes you write in your notebook.
Examples of notes might be:
@Richard, DHT Hawk is scheduled to arrive Rotterdam on the 28th of August. When you embark the vessel remember to take some photos of the manifold on the port side. They are leaking and we need to discuss how to repair them.
@DnV will join me when I visit the vessel in Hamburg
@See the attached drawings for the new terminal in Puerto Drummond
If you need to calculate the sea distance and time from any vessel’s position to any port, just click on the vessel and choose the sea route calculator on the vessel card.
Add other layers of information, such as marine weather (wind, precipitation, currents and waves), anti-shipping activity or sea ice (updated every 24th hours), ECA/SECA zones, polar code etc.
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.
Therefore we have made it easy for you to get started with Maritime Optima. Register a free user account today and get started.