Position Lists

The position list is a tool for ship owners, cargo owners and ship brokers to quickly and accurately evaluate opportunities and competition. Position lists might be the primary tool for keeping track of the competition and evaluating the market.

Information circulated by the market players is an utmost important part of the commercial value chain, and often such information ends up in position lists. The industry and its companies are now facing a relatively thorough digital transformation that will change the ship broker's role. Regardless of the digitization process, the position list will remain essential for the partners involved in fixing vessels today and in the future.

Ship owners, cargo owners and ship brokers need to invest in flexible software. The software you decide to invest in should help you save time so you have more time to better understand your business model. So free up time from carrying out repetitive tasks and start using position lists in ShipIntel today.

Get 3 position lists for free and unlimited access for €25 per seat/month

For tankers, dry cargo, LNG and LPG. Evaluate the market and keep track of the competition.


Creating new position lists

Quick and easy! Save hours each day by creating position lists that match the type and size of cargo, port and laycan window.

A score on each vessel but you can quickly make changes

We give each vessel a score but you can edit the position lists by adding vessels or removing vessels. Mark vessels as favourites and you will find them at the top of the list. Filter out vessels not able to reach the laycan.

Detailed vessel insights and alerts

Click on each of the vessel in your position list to find detailed information about existing voyage, warnings if the vessel might be late or lift close to minimum cargo quantities.

Switch between a table or a map

View the vessels in a map or in a table and add or remove vessels from the list by using the map.

Tailor-make the lists with your knowledge

Add fixtures or scheduled activities like place and time for dry dock and repairs, to the vessels and the new information will automatically update the vessels in your position list. You can also add private notes to the vessel.  

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Position lists in ShipIntel by Maritime Optima AS.

Get started with a free account

Start with a free account and customize your own software by selecting the modules you and your team want at any time.

A flexible and affordable team software for companies involved in maritime business. Each module costs between €10 and €25 per seat per month.

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The Essential toolkit offers a suite of tools tailored for any company involved in maritime business. Access live AIS data and look up historical AIS data to discover vessels' historical trading patterns and port visits. The raw AIS data is supplied from satellites, terrestrials and dynamic sources for all types and sizes of vessels.

Tailor a private map based on your needs, including war zones, weather and ECA zones etc. Create sea routes from any vessel's live AIS position to any port or a combination of ports, or route between ports, and quickly find the vessels ETAs and  carbon emissions.

Tailor your vessel and port lists, add information based on your needs. Staying informed about vessels arriving, departing, or passing through specific areas, war zones, and economic zones. with port & area monitoring.

Live AIS Data

Ensuring you stay informed with high quality real-time processed AIS data presented in a very user-friendly way. Find live positions, lat long, speed, navigational data, which ports the vessels came from and where they are heading.

We receive raw AIS data from satellites, terrestrial senders, and dynamic AIS sources. We invest hours in meticulous mapping, cleaning, and processing of raw AIS data, making sure you get high quality AIS data whether you're on the go or in the office.

There are more than 95 000 vessels in the database. Have global coverage. and you will find all type and sizes of vessels.

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Historical AIS Data

Historical AIS data gives insight into the vessels' historical trading patterns and the ports they have been visiting back to December 2019 for any type and size of vessels.

Presented in tables where you can sort and filter or view the voyages as as tracks in the map. Find whether the vessels are in laden or in ballast condition.

Our historical AIS data is produced by raw AIS data from satellites, terrestrial senders and dynamic AIS sources. The AIS data is then mapped, cleaned and processed for the purpose.

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Sea Route Calculator

Create sea routes from any vessel's live AIS position to any port or a combination of ports, or route between ports.

Enhance routes with additional layers of information, including weather and ECA zones, while obtaining quick calculations for carbon emissions. Save and share these routes along with your comments.

Receive alerts if a vessel is too large to navigate through canals or straits. Plan routes to multiple destinations with ease and have carbon emissions calculated for each leg of the journey.

Send the sea route to your external partners and add  your comments so you can discuss different sea route options.

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Vessel Lists

Create private vessel lists based on your teams needs by searching for vessels.

Enhance your vessel lists by integrating live AIS data, providing real-time AIS data for each vessels on your map or in a table.

Use historical AIS data to gain insights into the vessels' past trading activities.

Add alerts to stay informed when they set a destination and later change it, pass lines, enter into specific areas, and arrivals or departures from ports.

Add personalized notes and attach photos and documents to enrich your vessel lists with information.

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Port Lists

Create customized port lists of ports frequently visited by your vessels for a better understanding of port activities. Locate these ports on your map and access detailed information for each one.

View expected arrivals, vessels waiting at anchorage, vessels in the port, and those just arrived or departed and explore historical visits to any of the ports.

View tidal water conditions. Find daily updated weather.

Find daily updated bunker prices and available bunker grades for each port.

Add your private notes, photos and documents relevant for the ports.

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Port & Area Monitoring

When vessels are queuing up at anchorage that means congestion, and congestion might mean loss of time and money.

Monitor which vessels and how many vessels are waiting at anchorages and are in ports or in regions. Stay on top by receiving notifications when vessels set a destination and anticipate congestion by identifying the vessels expected to arrive at any port.

Be notified when vessels arrive or depart from ports or enters a region or passing lines in the ocean.

Gain insights into port statistics; the average time spent at anchorages or in ports during a specific period of time (last week, month etc) for specific types and sizes of vessels (e.g. tankers /Aframax).

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Technical Vessel Details

Discover key technical details about all vessels in the public database and make your private database by creating private templates and incorporating specific technical details crucial to your needs, ensuring quick access to vital technical descriptions any time.

Available on laptops and mobile phones. Automatically synced between your devices and within the team.

Manually input technical information or sync with your OneDrive for a hassle-free integration.

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Maritime Office

For any company involved in maritime business. Optimize your team's efficiency.

Have a maritime CRM system in your pocket by adding your contacts and tag their associated vessels.

Add notes on the go from your mobile or laptop, directly attached to vessels, ports, list of vessels or ports and find your notes in your notebook.

Save valuable time by capture and manage photos directly from your mobile to document work done, effortlessly linked to vessels and ports.

Link essential documents, like charterparties, GA and capacities plans, or maintenance plans, installation instructions and documented work done to vessels and ports.

Build your private technical database for all the vessels you are involved with. Manual input or sync with OneDrive.

Your input is automatically synced between your devices and remains confidential within your team.

Maritime Contact Book

Get a maritime AIS based CRM system in your pocket.

Add your contacts and tag their associated vessels. Enhance each client's list with live AIS data fand view where the vessels are in your map. Add historical AIS data to view where the vessels have been trading and which ports they have been visited in the past.

Add documents and photos to vessels and ports, and include personalized notes with your comments.

Make it easy to plan your logistics by being notified when the vessels are setting destinations, passing lines, entering or leaving specific areas, and arrivals or departures from ports.

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Team Notebook

Tired of searching for handwritten notes on paper? Add notes on the go, directly linked to vessels, ports, or lists of vessels and ports.

Access all notes added by you and your colleagues in your team's shared notebook.

Team Notebook is accessible on both laptops and mobile phones, ensuring convenient access and automatic synchronization between your devices and within your team.

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Save hours searching for photos you have taken when you visiting vessels and ports.

Shoot photos from you mobile and have them directly attached to the vessels and ports, and save hours sorting photos after you come back in the office.

Photos of pipes, holds, hatches and other technical installations onboard vessels or photos of the port facilities will help all the team members to learn.

When you shoot photos from your mobile, they will be automatically synced between your devices and within the team.

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Put an end to the time wasted searching for crucial documents when you need them the most.

Documents such as charterparties, GA plans, capacity plans, insurance schemes, and crew information are now easily accessible.

Manually add documents or set up a seamless sync with your OneDrive.

Available on laptops and mobile phones. Automatically synced between your devices and within the team.

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Chartering (Pre-fix)

For ship and cargo operators and ship-brokers. For dry cargo, tankers and LPG, chemicals and LNG.

Use the Cargo Email AI and get quoted cargoes auto parsed into your private structured cargo list. The cargoes in your cargo list shows different types like market, private, COA and and statuses like: available, in negotiations, fixed on subs, fixed and failed, and finally fully fixed.

Set up your fleet lists and save hours running pre-voyage calculations and comparing TCE's for a combination of vessels and cargoes.  

Add market vessels on the go and compare their TCE to your existing fleet.

Add fixtures and scheduled activities related to any of the vessels.

Cargo Email AI

Use the Cargo Email AI and maximize your team's efficiency by configuring your private email parser to seamlessly parse cargoes directly into your private cargo lists and structured cargo templates. The cargo list shows different type of cargoes as; market, private or COA cargoes.

Avoid conflict of interests by following the cargo status live, pending on where in the loop the cargo is; open, in negotiations, fixed on subs, fixed and failed or finally fully fixed.

Add your private notes on the cargoes to discuss the relevancy, what freight rate is obtainable, how to negotiate and which broker to support.

Save hours each day running pre-voyage calculations and compare different TCEs for a combination of vessels and cargoes.

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Cargo List

There are many ways to add cargoes. You can use the Cargo Email AI to auto parse cargoes into your private cargo list, or use ChatGPT to help you auto-fill details about a cargo one-by-one, or you can manually add the cargo details yourself.  

The cargoes are stored in structured templates and you can mark them as market cargoes, private, or COA cargoes.

Stay informed about the live status of each cargo, tracking its progress through different stages such as open, in negotiations, fixed on subs, fixed and failed, and finally, fully fixed.

Add your private notes on the cargoes to discuss the relevancy, what freight rate is obtainable, how to negotiate and which broker to support.

From your cargo list you can quickly add cargoes in workspaces, add vessels and get the TCE comparison for a group of vessels and cargoes.

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Team Fleet

Set up your team's fleet list, similar to what you do on a whiteboard. Find in which port and when the vessels are open and quickly run pre-voyage calculations for your fleet for any of the cargoes in your cargo list.

Assign responsibilities for the vessels to any of your colleagues.

Auto parse daily reports  from the vessels, use the AIS information or add changes manually.

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Voyage Calculations

Elevate your efficiency in pre-voyage calculations with ShipIntel's voyage calculation. Tailored for dry cargo, tankers, and LPG, and equally beneficial for chemical and LNG.

Optimize your daily routine by conducting pre-voyage calculations and compare TCE for groups of vessels and cargoes.

Start from any vessel in the map (search for a vessel or click on a vessel in the map), start a from your fleet list, or start from a cargo in your cargo list.

Instantly create a workspace where you can add multiple vessels and cargoes, enabling seamless comparisons of TCE, days, next open port, and carbon emissions in a matter of seconds.

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Save and gain clarity on when and where a vessel is open and available by adding fixtures and scheduled dry docks, or other activities to any of the vessels.

This feature collect the fixtures and scheduled activities together with the historical AIS voyages and makes it easy retrieving fixtures and scheduled activities when needed.

The fixtures and scheduled activities added by you and your colleagues remain private within your team, and will help you to create better position lists finding relevant vessels for your position lists.

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