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.
We’ve consulted with a huge range of shipping companies - here’s our findings on the most popular products in the market at the moment.
If we’ve missed anyone important, please email email@example.com 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|
|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||VesselsValue, Marine Traffic, IHS|
|3. Ship data||Ship ownership||VesselsValue, Marine Traffic, Equasis, IHS|
|3. Ship data||Risk rating of vessels||Rightship, Polestar, IMRRA|
|4. Online brokerage||OceanFreightExchange, OpenSea.Pro, VesselBot, SMT Chartering & Shipbroking|
|5. Tools for brokers||Tonnage Search||AXS Marine, BalticSpot|
|6. ERP systems||Brokers||Trigonal, Compass, Softcom, System5|
|6. ERP systems||Operators - Commercial Voyage Management||Dataloy, Q88 VMS, Glomaris, Veson IMOS, System5, Shipnet.no, Danaos|
|6. ERP systems||Operators - Technical voyage Management||Shipnet.no, Matrics, Danaos, HanseaticSoft, SDSD, Tero Marine, Jibe, Bass, Star Information Systems, SpecTec, Mespas, Benefit, DNV.GL|
|7. Costs & pricing||Stand-alone voyage calculators||Netpas, Freight Report|
|7. Costs & pricing||Fixture data providers||Baltic Exchange, Clarksons, Capesize Chartering, VLCC fixtures|
|7. Costs & pricing||Port costs||DA Desk, ISS World of Ports, Diabos|
|7. Costs & pricing||Bunker costs||ClearLynx, Ship and Bunker, Platts, Bunkerworld|
|7. Costs & pricing||Ship valuation||VesselsValue|
|8. Contract negotiation & management||Contract management||Chinsay, CP-Desk, BIMCO IDEA|
|9. Email Clients||SEDNA, Compass, Telix, System5, Outlook, Nordic IT, Softcom, Trigonal|
|10. Systems of intelligence||Shipamax|
Here at Shipamax, we’ve created an intelligent layer that integrates with your existing tools and services to help quickly surface the information you need prefixture. Shipamax’s cloud-based platform is used by teams to work together and help keep track of the end-to-end process before it gets handed into your ERP.