Worlds of Ports, A Top-ranked Shipping Agent Company That Improves the Marine Assurance Armoury
Within the last 18 months, Inchcape Shipping Services have managed to transform its Worlds of Ports portal to greater heights. The company has launched version 2.0, whose primary focus is ship-to-berth compatibility and Port Data. According to Jeff Clark, the company strives to enhance transparency in its services and give its customers the best marketing intelligence services through its new releases. Since its founding in 2007, the World of Ports has been operating for three years now. Some of the industries this shipping agent company partners with include the oil and gas industry, ship managers, and firms.
Worlds of Ports is directly connected to the Inchcape’s worldwide agency network where it gets its information from. This is one of the things that makes the port different from others. A data analyst team is managed by Master Mariner, who verify any data given to this shipping company. The team is much conversant about any practical issues that may arise from challenges likely to be faced. This data analyst team’s primary focus is to ensure that they move in the same direction with their customers and strike a good rapport with their customers to build trust. Globally, there are 4,600 ports, 36,000 individual perths, and 16,000 terminals covered by the Worlds of Ports 2.0. The company has managed to make great plans for its services through the daily efforts it makes in collecting vital and useful data. Similarly, the company has a boosted user interface subdivided into four units with a variety of brand features critical in improving clients’ competitive advantages. This is, according to Clark.
In twelve months, we are expecting Marketing Intelligence and the modules of Post Cost Estimator and Port Performance to follow the Port Data module launched. These will be integral to the operations, and the marine assurance community develops the most appropriate business strategies to ensure their processes are streamlined. The Port Data Module is vital because it makes the cargo’s operations predictable by merging well-elaborated data and vessel data restrictions. There are also other search features, for instance, the one-stop search function, which uses the MO number, vessel type, size, and name.
From the information given by Mr. Clark, the company uses a merger of the third-party vessel database, AIS data, and WoP’s proprietary port dataset to save time. In case there may be any possibility of any delays, the shipping agent will have to keep records and the reasons for the delays. The shipping agent’s responsibility is to ensure that all documentations are safe and sound before the cargo reaches its destination. To ensure that vessels are safe and sound, Worlds of Ports has embraced in vessel tracking devices, ensuring that there are no location duplication cases.
With the Inchcape’s proprietary algorithms, clients can determine the type of vessel and its quantity. Through geofencing, transparency in the calls made by each port is enhanced. The Gold record of ports calls allows shipping firms to track their cargo as they are being shipped. The Market Intelligence module that is yet to be launched will allow all the customers globally to track their commodity flow.
Port Data customization configures alerts that indicate the departure, arrival, and congestion of ships. For World of Ports to combat piracy and harmful emissions cases, customers are given the go-ahead to configure their own geofencing alerts. Through this, transparency and safety of their commodities will be enhanced by the company.
The main challenge facing the marine industry is fluctuating fuel prices and unpredictable trade patterns, to name a few. To find a solution to these problems, the World of Ports 2.0 has issued vital data on the environment’s regulations, documentation of terminals, and mandatory ports. These help keep customers updated on each call’s compliance requirements.