Port Cost Management

Screening & querying a DA from the Port Agent has never been easier. Our cost comparison & reporting features help you optimise the cost effectiveness of your port calls.

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About

Be in control of your port call process

Our Port Cost Management system helps you handle everything you, as an operator, might require to fully manage and optimise your port call, from port call planning to voyage closing. Whether you’re a vessel owner, commercial pool operator, commodity trader, bulk commodity producer or energy major, it will help you manage all port calls for the vessels in your fleet, while focusing on optimising operating costs and honouring all individual contracts with your counterparts.

In the planning phase, the operator is able to compare what a similar vessel in their fleet has paid at that port, as well as what that vessel’s average costs are globally. If it’s the first time a vessel in your fleet is calling a particular port, our port cost estimator can generate expected port costs based on the vessel and market order details. In addition, the operator will be able to see market averages for similar vessels in the same port for the same port operations.

Once the call is in progress, the operator will be able to be updated in real time about the status of the vessel and any costs that are being incurred. Our efficient DA querying system allows the operator to query any PDA/DA item, with reference to the relevant invoices. This includes cost comparison features with previous DAs from similar vessels in the fleet, market averages of similar vessels, and an automatic tariff calculation based on your vessel’s voyage reports.

Our Email Management system ensures that all the operator’s emails regarding this call are available directly from the job file, ensuring that all information is easily retrieved at the click of a button.

For Dry Cargo & Tanker Operators

Manage Loading, Discharging, Bunkering & Transit calls

Efficient DA screening & querying system

Compare quotes & DAs to historical data, market data and auto tariff calculator

Integrate with third party voyage management & voyage reporting systems

Cash Management & Fraud mitigation

Internal & External Reporting

Email Management

Live Online Backup

Go paperless with ease

How

Our Features

The core of our Port Cost Management system lies in our intuitive whiteboard and filtering features. Through these an operator can know the status of each vessel in each port, as well as the financial and operational status they are in. Operators can keep track of every aspect of their vessel, from well managed and grouped emails, to the financial status of the job, while having everything backed up online.

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Track jobs

Your operators and managers can track Upcoming, Arrived, Sailed and Completed jobs through our intuitive whiteboard and filtering systems.

Expected Costs & Benchmarks (Planning)

Your operators will be able to plan the call well in advance, knowing exactly what the costs will be and comparing it to previous internal costs and market averages.

Appoint Port Agents & Contractors

Our system will allow the operator to appoint a Port Agent, and any relevant contractors, directly from our system, ensuring that they send all their information directly into your system.

Direct Billing

Easily manage and organise your direct billing invoices with port contractors, ensuring that any contract agreements and discounts are automatically included and never forgotten.

Re-billing

You will be able to re-bill any charterer’s and owners expenses directly from our system, keeping everything organised under the same job file.

Integrate to 3rd party voyage management systems

Our system can integrate with a number of third party voyage management systems, allowing you to provide the information to the departments that require it as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Roles & Access Group

Control which fields each user can see, as well as which job files your users have access to.

Customised to your needs

If you require a feature that we do not already have, or want to add something that gives your company a competitive edge, our system caters for our clients custom needs, helping you stand out among your competitors.

Includes Help & Documentation

Our system includes a live help and full documentation of all our features.

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Track PDAs

The operator will be able to see any updates to the DA in real time, allowing them to quickly and easily query any items (if needed), and approve or reject the items before payment.

Track Payments

Easily track your payments to any Port Agent or Contractor, and be on top of your cash flow status for the call.

Automated Port Cost Calculator

Our automated Port Cost Calculator is designed to provide the operator with all the port costs at the click of a button, allowing the operator to better manage the call’s costing and compare it to previous calls and market rates.

Port Knowledge Base

Our port database contains all the port information and tariffs that is crucial to an operator, and even allows operators to add and update information about a port, and share it with other operators in the company.

Approval Process

Every DA item can be compared to previous internal benchmarks and market averages, allowing the operator to easily query, approve or reject a DA item, with reasons.

View Company Agreements

You will have quick access to all agreements with clients and suppliers, and our Port Cost Calculator will take these into account when creating your estimates and final DAs.

Custom Report & Documentation

Your are able to add your own custom reports and documents, allowing you to remain unique to your clients, keeping your own competitive advantage.

Email Management

Through our internal email client, you are able to view all emails that relate to your jobs from within each job file, and send emails directly from our system, with the appropriate attachments already included.

TESTIMONIALS

What People Are Saying

bluVerve is one of those systems you never knew you needed until you have it. It is simple and easy to navigate, making the day-to-day tasks easier to keep track of.

Sonette Hills

Fairship SA

bluVerve has helped us manage all our offices and know the exact status of each vessel in real time. Installing it is the best decision we made.

Costa Kotras

Oceanic Seagull Maritime

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Port Agents

Port Cost Management

Email Management

Address Book

Vessels

Administration