There’s a wide spectrum of bulk shipping software. However, it can be difficult to navigate and compare the different offerings without extensive consultation due to limited public information regarding products and pricing.
Over the coming months, we’ll delve into each category to give a better overview of each software - and the ease of access to get set up & start using.
If we’ve missed anyone important, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get them added (thanks to all for the suggestions so far!).
|1. Ocean routing||Nautical charts||Transas, GeoGarage, C-Map, OpenSeaMap|
|1. Ocean routing||Distance calculator||AtoBviaC, aquaplot, Marine Traffic, Netpas, Searoutes, Portworld, Dataloy, Glomaris, Sea-Distances, Dreamtech, Softcom|
|2. Ship tracking||AIS satellite companies||ExactEarth, Spire, OrbComm|
|2. Ship tracking||AIS resellers + costal providers||Marine Traffic, Fleetmon, IHS, Vessel Tracker/Genscape, LuxSpace, Informa, AISHub, VesselFinder|
|2. Ship tracking||AIS visualisation||The Trade Net, Marine Taffic, Fleetmon, Bloomberg, BigOceanData|
|2. Ship tracking||Port calls||Marine Traffic, Fleetmon, IHS, VesselFinder|
|3. Ship data||Vessel particulars||Q88Dry, VesselsValue, Marine Traffic, Ocean Manager , Softship, IHS, Sea-Web, VesselTracker|
|3. Ship data||Ship ownership||Q88Dry, VesselsValue, Marine Traffic, Equasis, IHS|
|3. Ship data||Risk rating of vessels||IMRRA, Rightship, Polestar|
|4. Ship management||Tanker cleaning||Milbros|
|5. Brokerage||Online platforms||OceanFreightExchange, OpenSea.Pro, Shipbroker.com, VesselBot, SMT Chartering & Shipbroking|
|6. Tools for brokers||Customer Relationship Management (CRM)||Shipamax, System5, Dreamtech, Softcom|
|6. Tools for brokers||Email parsing||Shipamax, AXS Marine, Netpas, BalticSpot, System5, Dreamtech, Softcom|
|6. Tools for brokers||Cargo / ship matcher||Shipamax, Dreamtech, AXS Marine, Softcom|
|7. ERP systems||Voyage management - can include chartering workflow, vessel management, vessel maintenance, risk management, invoicing etc||Q88 VMS, Veson IMOS, SDSD, Shipnet.no, Matrics, Danaos, System5, Dataloy|
|8. Costs & pricing||Voyage calculators||Veson IMOS, Softmar, Q88 Dry (for shipowners), Netpas, Glomaris, Freight Report, Danaos, System5, Dreamtech, Softcom|
|8. Costs & pricing||Fixture data providers||Baltic Exchange, Clarksons, Capesize Chartering, VLCC fixtures|
|8. Costs & pricing||Port costs||DA Desk, G ports, AXS Marine, ISS World of Ports, Diabos|
|8. Costs & pricing||Bunker costs||AXS Marine, Veson IMOS, Bunkerworld|
|8. Costs & pricing||Ship valuation||VesselsValue|
|9. Contract negotiation & management||Contract management||BIMCO IDEA, Chinsay, CP-Desk|
|10. Post fixture||Bill of lading||essDOCS, Bolero, WaveBl|
|10. Post fixture||Demurrage claim manager||HUB SE, Veson IMOS|
Here at Shipamax, our in-house team of developers and data scientists are focused on making Pre-Voyage Management for the 21st century. We’ll soon be accepting beta customers for Shipamax Pro. If you’re excited about the use of technology in shipping - sign up for Shipamax Free and we will reach out to understand how we can work together.