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A SaaS enabled marketplace that will provide Charterers and Vessel Owners strategic, operating and financial efficiency benefits by enabling them to identify the best possible counterparty, utilizing the least company resources, at a significantly lower cost than the traditional chartering houses.
For the last 5,000 years of shipping the business model had not changed too much. Changes in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) make a new business model viable. The “Smart-Shipping” model focuses on the transport performance of the company/fleet as a whole, rather than a collection of individual ships, resulting in wide reaching improvements in transport productivity; safety; personnel development; and logistics. (Dr. Martin Stopford)
Owners and charterers wishing to charter a vessel have to go through a very manual process of reviewing thousands of email offers they receive from Ship Brokers in order to identify prospective matches
They rely extensively on the information, the brokers they cooperate with, provide them with regarding the prevailing market hire rates at given ports
Choosing the right Charterer / Owner is a very sensitive process which needs to be executed in a very timely manner.
The manual way it is currently being processed, and the number of different mediums used, make it a very tedious process for both parties and effectively does not allow neither party to make the best possible informed decision.