More than 5.200 ports
in a port database

In Maritime Optima, we combine real-time AIS data, weather satellite data and publicly available data. We update port activity every 10 minutes. We continuously spend time and knowledge in cleaning and unifying messy and complex data sets, so you can get quality information on any of the ports.

What kind of port information will you find in Maritime Optima?

1. Weather, tides and local time

Access maritime weather in any port (humidity, precipitation, wind direction and pressure), and view a five day weather forecast. The weather forecast is updated every 24 hours. 

You will find information on the tidal water in any of the ports.

Which port do you think has the biggest tide change? Tidal highs and lows depend on a lot of different factors. The shape and geometry of a coastline play a major role, as do the locations of the Sun and Moon. Storm systems at sea and on land also shift large quantities of water around and affect the tides.

The highest tides in the world can be found in Canada at the Bay of Fundy, which separates New Brunswick from Nova Scotia. The Bay's tides officially measure over 15 m. It takes 6 hours for the tides to change from low tide to high tide.

If you want to view more information on a port, select "More details" and you find the port page.

2. Port restrictions

View biggest vessels seen in each port within each segment based on dwt, LOA or beam. You will also find when the biggest vessel was spotted in the port.

This information is currently based on whether the vessels arriving a port, switch to moored (which some never do). Therefore we are working with different technologies and adding other data sources to continuously improve this information.

3. Bunker grades, availability and price

You will find information on what bunker grades are available in the port, the prices last time they were quoted and the availability of bunkers in the port. The bunker prices are provided by BunkerEx. We are presently developing a bunker price forecasting model related to the voyage calculations.

4. Port activity

You will find information of which vessels are currently in port, recent departures and vessels waiting at anchorage. This information is currently based on whether the vessels arriving a port, switch to moored (which some never do). Therefore we are working with different technologies and adding other data sources to continuously improve this information.

You can take photos from your mobile and directly attach them to a vessel. You will save a lot of time! If you visit or inspect a vessel you can store the photos in albums and name them, for example "Hamburg visit 20. Aug 2021" or "Dry dock Singapore Oct 2020".

5. Private information

Photos and documents

You can take photos from your mobile and attach them directly to a port. You will save a lot of time using this photo service!

When you visit a port, you can store the photos in albums and name them “Hamburg visit 20th aug 2021” or “Dry dock Singapore Oct 2020”.

You can store and access any type of document and attach it to any port. If you are an Enterprise customer we can sync your documents with Sharepoint/OneDrive.

You can access port descriptions and specific documents, drawings or nautical maps showing the entry to the port and the mooring facilities, or any other documents you want to attach to a port.

Contact details

You can add phone numbers and emails to important ports that you need to be in contact with. For example, in ports where your vessels will arrive and you need to be in contact with the people or companies there.

There is no need to spend time searching for these contact details. Your company can share this in one place where it is available to everyone. Click on the port and the contact details from your mobile and call directly.

Notes

You can add “a digital note” to any of the ports from your mobile or web. You can easily search and find your own and your colleagues comments later.

Examples of notes:

@Pål-Robert: Last time we visited Hamburg we had some problems with the agent. I recommend we use a husbandary agent in this port.
@Operation: Can you guys check and add information on these ports. I am working on a new COA and need to know what experience we have in this port.
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