🌎 Maritime Optima is a data and knowledge driven maritime software empowering you and your colleagues to work from anywhere.
To start using Maritime Optima, you will first need a user account. If you don’t have one already, you can sign up for free here: app.maritimeoptima.com
In Maritime Optima you will find data on more than 5 200 ports. We combine real-time AIS data, weather satellite data and publicly available data. 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.
You can see all the ports on your map, if you turn the "All port" layer on. If you wish to do it, go to the right menu and choose a port icon.
If you are interested in bunker ports only, you can apply this filter to the map too.
Port Center in Maritime Optima
Select Port Center in the left menu to see what data and port features you can view and use.
Here in the Port center you will see the following options which will help you to capture a quick overview of the market.
We update port activity every 10 minutes.
Here's a list of the different tools available with Maritime Optima Port Center.
Use an easy port search with filters
Besides the port search, you will also find here your Lists of Ports and can create new ones:
In the Port Center you can also check the list of bunker ports with prices:
Upload files or pictures, and have an overview of all the uploaded documents.
You might also want to check you Team Port Activity (this feature is included in our Standard Plan).
How to find Port Data in Maritime Optima
To access the data on the certain port, first you should find it.
This is how you can search for the port in our app:
in the Port Center (search by country, name and country or location code, port type, segment)
right in the map in the search field (right upper corner)
Once you find the port you need, click on it. Then the "Port info" page will pop up.
Here you will find information about what vessels are currently in port, recent departures and vessels waiting at anchorage.
This information is based on whether the vessels arriving a port or switch to moored (which some ships never do). Therefore we are working with different technologies and adding other data sources to continuously improve this information.
Here you also can view maritime weather in any port (humidity, precipitation, wind direction and pressure), and view a five day weather forecast.
The weather forecast in ports is updated every 24 hours.
In Port Center you will find information on the tidal water in any port, with the current height and forecast for the next 5 days.
Check out restrictions in the port: view biggest vessels seen in each port within each segment based on dwt, LOA or beam.
Click on the Bunker prices button, if you wish to study bunker grades, availability and price.
Choose Private Information section, if you wish to store your documents, notes, files and pictures.
If you want to view the port on the map, go to the port's location. You can do it by selecting the blue button in the upper right corner "View in map".
On your left side you will see a box the some information about the port:
If you would like to get back to the port page, just click on the "More details" button on your left side.
Note: To study situation in the port, don't forget to add vessel segments to the map. Discover the vessels currently in port - you can view their real-time AIS position and their technical description.
This is how to find details and port data if you use Maritime Optima app on your phone.
Open your hamburger menu in the upper left corner or point at a port in the map.
Select "Port Center" (you can also just click on any port on the map)
Select the criteria for your search from the drop down menu. When you have selected a criteria (say country), select "add filter" and search for ports within Algeria.
Now you can access the port data we have on Arzew.
In each port you can view more information by selecting the tabs above.
Among other port data you will find information about the weather, tides, vessels currently in the port and departed recently, bunker prices, grades and availability.
After you started to work with port data, here are some tips for you what to do next:
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💡 We recommend you to use both the mobile app and desktop application to get the best of Maritime Optima. Use the same login. Synced in real-time.
If you have any problems or questions, let us know in the chat box or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you.
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