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With Maritime Optima Pro you will have access to information on more than 5200 ports around the world.

If you work with the specific ports, this is a feature for you.

It may be a list of ports can contain ports you call frequently (under a named contract), or a list of ports for a typical segment in a specific country, or a list of bunker ports.

How to create a port list

If you wish to create a list of ports, go the the left menu to the Port Center. Then click on the Port Lists tab.

Now you can see the new page. Later you will find here an overview of all the lists of ports you made. Click on the blue button in the upper right corner to create a new port list.

First you will be asked to give your port list a name - later you can change it.

Click on "Add ports" in the upper right corner. Search for the ports matching your criteria: name, port time or other filters. You can combine several filters here.

Now you can add the chosen ports (or all of them) to your list. Remove the ports you are not interested in, if you wish.

Click "View in map" button to see the map with ports location.

Here we have a red color and the lists or ports itself on the left side from the map:

Once you have created port lists, you can add them as layers to your personalized map. If you want, you and select different colors for your port lists. This will make it easier to identify and differentiate the various lists in you map view.

To do so, just go to the map. Click on "Team Lists" icon in the right white menu. Here you can choose a list (or several lists) of ports you would like to add to the map and change their colors.

How to edit a port list

Go to the port Center and choose a "Port Lists" tab. Click on it and you will see the page containing all the port lists you have created earlier.

Select the port list you would like to edit.

Note: you can also pin the list as your "favorite". Then later it will be shown in the top results, when you will choose which port layers to add to your map. This is a useful feature if you have a lot of port lists.

You can remove a port from your list (look for the X sign on the right side), or add new ports.

To add new ports, go to the right upper corner:

Note: you can click on any port from the list to see its port data. The possibility to discover information about the weather, tide and bunker options can give you valuable input for you planned call or for a forward call.

Some example on how to use port lists:

  • You wish to have an overview of dry bulk ports in a specific country

  • You need an easy access to information of ports you call frequently

  • Or maybe you want to see the ports where you can replenish bunkers

How to add notes to a port list

In Maritime Optima Pro you can add notes to almost everything. After you have created a port list, you can start adding your comments (we call it Notes).

If you are working privately (meaning you haven't invited any members to your team), this information will be visible only for you. If you have a team, it will be accessible by your team as well.

The primary benefit of Maritime Optima Pro is that you can create your own maritime office. Not only you can view vessel data or port data, but also build you own personalized map and add notes to your lists of vessels, ports, a specific vessel or port instead of writing your comment on a piece of paper.

To check comments added to the port lists or add a new one, go to the Port Center, open "Port lists" tab and click on the list you need to view.

Click on "Team Notes" button. Start typing your comment and click "Save" to add it. You can remove or edit your note later.

Or open the Team Notebook from the menu on the left. Here you can filter notes by author or subject. You last node will be added to the top.

Select a note, and you will be taken to the place where the dialogue took place.

Working with Port Lists in the mobile app

If you are using Maritime Optima as the mobile app, you can create and edit port lists as well.

  1. Click on the Port list from the menu under the hamburger.

  2. Create a new list the same way as you do on the web version.

  3. Give it a name, choose a specific color and save.

  4. You can also edit or delete your lists of port, and add them as filters to your map. Pin the one you would like to see first.

Note! If you have invited in a member to your team, everyone in the team will have access to each others port lists (and vessel lists).

If you wish to add notes to a port lists, you can do it in the Port Center. Select the list of ports and vessel from the menu at the bottom of the screen.

  1. Open port lists from the hamburger menu and open the 3 dots on right side of your list and select notebook.

  2. View or write a new comment/note and when you finish, press enter.

  3. If you want to view all notes added by any of the subjects vessel, port, port list or vessel list, select "Team Notebook" from the "hamburger "menu on the left.

  4. Select to filter by author and/or subject:

Next steps

After you started to work with port data, here are some tips for you what to do next:

💡 We recommend you to use both the mobile app and desktop application to get the best of Maritime Optima Pro. 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 post@maritimeoptima.com and we will help you.

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