The way in which the shipping industry works needs to continually evolve if it’s going to keep pace with accelerating global demand for, well, everything. Similarly, when comes to making sure a business is as informed, efficient and productive as it can be, knowledge remains power. In our industry, where there is such an infinite mass of data available, the main challenge for any company is its digestion. That’s why we created Sea/net.
Sea/net was created specifically to make all the available global shipping data accessible and digestible, from the micro to the macro. In turn, it has empowered vessel owners, charterers, brokers, analysts and operators to gather information and market insight, whilst tracking over 73,000 vessels in real time to help keep their businesses better informed.
Sea/net gives users a single view of AIS, land, vessel, port, cargo and commodity data which has the ability to inform better trading strategies with reliable real-time and historic data. This means you can identify patterns, trends and visibility of which vessels are likely to anchor at a particular location at any given time. Integrated with the world’s most authoritative vessel database, CRSL, users can utilise this data to analyse activity, spot business opportunities and create informed trading positions.
Our next few blogs focus on Sea/net specifically, sharing with you what we believe (and our customers tell us!) to be the most valuable features in the tool, and why it should form a key part of your knowledge repertoire.
A key function of the module is the notification tool, which allows busy shipping professionals to set up alerts based on vessel status, expected time of arrival, zone entry and actual arrival and departure times. This function enables seamless flows between vessel tracking, decision making and post fixture monitoring by alerting a user in real-time to take immediate action. For example, if a charterer is hoping to transport cargo such as iron ore from Brazil to China, an alert will be sent to them either in app or on email notifying them of a vessel with suitable specifications that is ballast and heading to Asia – ideal for those needing to identify the trade flows for a particular region in real time. Vessel owners can also set up notifications to keep an eye on their own fleet or check out the competition.
Another key function of Sea/net is the density map feature. This allows users to identify heavily populated trade routes, providing a macro level perspective to understand trading patterns for periods of up to ten years ago.
Available on mobile, desktop tablet and web Sea/net can also be fully integrated with the whole suite of Sea/ modules, offering an end-to-end shipping solution for shipping professionals.
To learn more about how you could benefit from access to secure, robust data sets and vessel tracking technology that’s already trusted by thousands of shipping professionals, request a demo here.