The basic features in ShipIntel are free. If you upgrade to the advanced module of Sea Routes, you get all the features from the free version and several additional features.

When you have created a voyage as per our previous article, you can save the route by clicking the Save Route button at the bottom of your left hand menu.

You can now duplicate the route by clicking on the Duplicate button on your card. If you want to compare the route with another vessel, just change the vessel in the duplicated journey. You now have two cards, that you can alternate between to compare to vessels ETA to a port or several ports. The cards only show the ETA to the first port, and if you want to see the ETA to each port on the journey you have to click on More Details at the top of your route calculator. These calculations will be saved, so you come back at a later stage to check if the eta on one or both of the ships has changed. You can compare several ships to the same port.

You can also use the duplicate function to compare the ETA of the same vessel to two different ports. Just click the Duplicate button at the top of your first card, and change the destination in the duplicated voyage. You can now click alternately on the two card to compare. You can check to several ports at the same time if you like.

If you create a route from a vessel to a port where there are different alternative routes to the port, ShipIntel will choose the shorter route. The alternative route will also be shown in the map as an alternative. If the shortest route is via a canal, which most of them are, you will see a warning in the route calculator that it includes a canal, and give you the option of avoiding the canal. If you want to compare the two routes, duplicate the first card and then choose avoid canal on the duplicated card. Remember that you can see the details of each voyage by clicking More Details at the top of the route calculator.

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