To enter a few ways to enter your own Cargo or Freight request. The easiest and fastest way is to send an email request to email@example.com. Such e-mail can be sent in any random form.
However SHIPNEXT recommends to follow a standard request for:
The easiest and fastest way to enter a Ship position, is to send a short line with ship name, approximate
dead-weight or IMO number, opening dates and port to firstname.lastname@example.org.
However there are ways of doing it on-line on shipnext.com:
Go to “My Ship” -> “Fleet” and press “Add Ship”
Go to the main Trading Monitor and chose “Add Position”
Then go through the form and fill in the blanks to add your ship position
One of the ways to find the available and suitable Ship in position is to send an e-mail with cargo details/freight request to email@example.com. This e-mail can be written in a random form. However SHIPNEXT recommends to follow a standard request for:
The suitable Ships are then sent to your e-mail address once your Request gets registered. The other way to find a suitable Ship is to go to shipnext.com and click on the cargo you want to find the Ship for. In the top right corner of the Cargo description Click on “Find suitable Ship”.
Prior being chosen and shown as a Suitable ship, the Ships are sorted by:
All information used by SHIPNEXT in calculations is taken in good faith from open sources or provided by the Owners in good faith, but without guarantee.
To make a freight offer on a certain Cargo or Freight Request, one can use one of the three possible ways:
You then have to fill in the table with terms and conditions of the freight offer before sending it to the owner of the Cargo.
To make a time charter offer on a certain Ship, one can use one of the two possible ways:
You then have to fill in the table with terms and conditions of the time charter offer before sending it to the Ship-owner/Broker.
To filter out cargo, one has to press on a “V” (Filter) button opposite the name of the table (CARGO) , and chose between one of the following options to apply as a filter:
Chose the preferred Filter option and click “Show”
To filter out cargo, one has to press on a “V” (Filter) button opposite the name of the table (SHIP), and chose between one of the following options to apply as a filter:
Chose the preferred Filter option and click “Show”
For each iteration/offer/counter one makes on SHIPNEXT both he and the counter-part receives an e-mail copy. When negotiations result in a Recap, such Recap is sent by e-mail as well as get’s stored in “My Contracts” folder. When Recap is made, all parties get a copy of the Bimco Standard Charter Party/Booking Note, as the case may be, amended in line with the agreed terms and conditions.
The standard Contract Management module includes most of the standard and regularly found terms and conditions. However each user can use his own, customary, terms and conditions.
What Charter Parties can be used for negotiations made on SHIPNEXT?
SHIPNEXT has official rights to produce BIMCO Standard Charter Parties. Many other Charter Parties are available in open use as commonly used by the Shipping Market.
With this each SHIPNEXT user has the opportunity of choosing one of the following Charter Party Proformas for online negotiations:
Once someone makes a Firm offer (Offer) on a certain Cargo, one may include any standard or customary terms and conditions he finds necessary.
Upon receiving an offer, each Cargo owner can either “Accept” or “Decline” the offer as a whole, or any of its terms and conditions separately. The process of exchanging standard or customary terms and conditions can go on until all terms and conditions as accepted by both parties. At this stage the Contract is either fixed clean, or fixed on Subjects. Setting subjects includes the process of assigning a dead-line for Clean reconfirmation of fixture, which works as a reminder to each party to Conclude the negotiation process by confirming the fixture on-line. Each fixture results in an automatic preparation of a Bimco Standard Charter Party.
Everyone can see the freight rates quoted via SHIPNEXT. However only the Cargo Owner can see who/which company has this freight been given by. This allows SHIPNEXT users to get an idea market freight rate.
Everyone can see the hire rates quoted via SHIPNEXT. However only the Ship Owner can see who/which company has this hire been offered by. This allows SHIPNEXT users, Banks, investors to get an idea of the Market indicators.
Each Port or Stevedoring Company can create a Personal Profile containing restrictions and details of their premises, berth and terminal, thus giving SHIPNEXT users an opportunity to base their calculations and negotiations on a more detailed information and agree on a Berth Charter (Charter Party which uses Berth as both ends as place of loading/discharge).
Each Owner or Time Charter operator has the right to claim control on the Ship quoted on SHIPNEXT as well as its details. Initially such control remains with the first source (First user of SHIPNEXT to send/register the Ship’s position).
Reclaiming the control on Ship’s details is possible by clicking on “Reclaim Ship” in the top right corner of Ship’s particulars/details.
To add a new Port or Stevedoring Company in SHIPNEXT one must go to…
All contracts and Charter Parties are stowed in My Contracts folder, where they can be viewed and printed. Each Contract is sent by e-mail to each of the Contracting Parties and the Broker between as soon as it is generates.
Any Contract generated on line can be Cancelled at any moment. Just like in a daily Shipping Business routine, such cancellation may lead to financial and legal consequences to the party initiating such cancellation.
In addition to that, SHIPNEXT has an automatic Rating System, which is badly effected every time a party cancels an Contract concluded via SHIPNEXT.
At any given moment any Contract made outside SHIPNEXT can also be reported Cancelled, in which case the Rating of such company, if on SHIPNEXT, is also effected.
SHIPNEXT does help with a brief legal advise as to how such cancellations can be dealt with and, hopefully, resolved.
Each company gets automatic rating based on how active and how correct its trading on SHIPNEXT is made. On-line Cancellations, fake Cargo and Ship circulations, baseless Freight and T/C offers and other incorrect and inappropriate activity all effect the overall Rating of each SHIPNEXT User.
Each Cargo Owner or Ship Owner has a chance of filtering out all the badly rated (B, C, D) rates Companies in the Settings Panel.
Each Cargo or Ship Owner gets an e-mail of any transaction, manipulation with their Cargo or Ship on SHIPNEXT.
If someone uses a certain Ship name to offer a freight on a certain cargo, the Ship Owner gets a copy of such a freight offer with contacts of the Offeror.
When negotiating a Contract on-line, any counter a Broker makes is copied by e-mail to both Cargo and Ship Owners. This helps verification of any registered freight offer or other details during firm negotiations on SHIPNEXT, and helps exclude mistakes and misuse.
Each SHIPNEXT User can make a Personal Circle list of SHIPNEXT users who would have an open access to the data listed in the Cargo Request or Ship Position. Other Users would simply not be able to see, access or trade on such limited access Cargo or Ship.
This mechanism solve the problem ensuring limited access to each Cargo Request or Ship Position to only a small circle of SHIPNEXT Users/Brokers (e.g. by name or only Top Rated)
Each new Cargo request received a 24 hour life-time, before it is removed from the Main Deck. If the cargo is fixed by then, it is marked as “Fixed”. If it is not concluded, it is marked as timed-out. To resume the trading/Ship-search process the Cargo request either has to be sent again by post or re-entered again through the Online Cargo Request and Ship Position Form.
Each Ship received by or sent/registered on SHIPNEXT can be viewed on SHIPNEXT in the Main trading Module. Each Ship remains visible on SHIPNEXT until either its Laycan elapses, or it is clear from other circulars that the Ship is now fixed elsewhere and has a new opening place and date. Each laycan date is also verified with the vessel’s Radar and other means of tracking, to ensure the dates shown on SHIPNEXT are as correct as possible.
Each Cargo Owner receives an automatic notification 5-4-3-2-1 days prior calling a Loading and Discharge ports. This ensures each Owners fulfills the obligation to notify Cargo owner and Agents and the Port/Berth automatically. It also enables Cargo Owners to get proper notifications enabling them and the Port to make sufficient preparations upfront.
Such position updates are sent by e-mail and onto a telephone Application.
Some companies already blocked by FONASBA, BIMCO and other Shipping and International organisations are blocked on the early stages and gets no further access to SHIPNEXT. SHIPNEXT also makes a good will but without prejudice Compliance check of new registered users with Company lists on OFAC and other Sources of Sanctions-related information.