22 June, 2020

Welcome to World of Ports 2.0, a new era of efficient data.

“Over the past 18 months our maritime intelligence platform, World of Ports, has been on a journey of redevelopment. The new version of World of Ports enhances  Inchcape Shipping Services position at  the forefront of maritime information and intelligence. World of Ports has supported Oil & Gas and Shipping companies globally for more than a decade and we’re proud of the positive impact the solution has made within the marine assurance and operations communities so far. With additional features and improved user interface World of Ports 2.0 will be an indispensable tool for those involved in vessel operations, scheduling and marine assurance”  

- Frank Olsen, CEO – Inchcape Shipping Services 

World of Ports has consistently provided customers with truly efficient data by harnessing the power of Inchcape Shipping Services’s global network. Our customers have 24/7 access to verified and up to date information for restrictions and parameters at port.  The data is sourced by our unique global network minute by minute, giving us control over the update schedule and process of verification for 4600 ports, 16,000 terminals, and 36,000 berths.

As part of the redevelopment, World of Ports 2.0 now provides market leading port data with a core focus on vessel to berth compatibility combined with AIS vessel tracking. All terminals and berths have been geocoded and geofenced to avoid duplication of locations giving customers transparency vital for every port call. 

Geofencing at berth level has been a significant advancement for World of Ports 2.0, delivering new functionality such as custom alerts, monitoring exact sizes and vessel types, time stamps on all vessels’ arrivals and departures at berth, estimated cargo load/discharged and estimated quantity of cargo for port calls using our proprietary algorithms to deliver market leading intelligence to our customers. 

In upcoming releases, World of Ports 2.0 will be equipped to provide additional transparency around port performance data and port cost estimates. These modules will increase the support we are able to provide for marine assurance and operations communities with planning and benchmarking voyages.   


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About Inchcape 

Inchcape Shipping Services are global providers of port agency and maritime services, with 240 offices in 60 countries and a team of 3,000 professional and committed staff.

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