10 Must-Have Apps for every maritime industry fan

17/02/20160 CommentsSEO SEO
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Technology has become crucial for every aspect of human life, and smartphones play a major role in the how we connect with the digital world. According to the specialized agency for Information and Communication Technologies-ICT (ITU) there are 7 billion mobile devices right now, almost as much as the population of the world.

The maritime and logistics industry hasn´t escaped from this trend. Today most of the big companies dedicated to transport and supply chain offer technological tools for more efficient services and immediate control over key information.

That´s why we bring you a compilation of some of the must-have apps that every person connected to the maritime industry must have:

1)Lloyd´s List: Lloyd´s List allows users to get the latest news about the shipping industry, markets, insurance, among another topics for free. If you have an active subscription on the website, you will be able to use it as well. Available on:Itunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/cy/app/lloyds-list/id423725172?mt=8 2) Shipping Advisory: Compiles many useful tools such as: container tracking, statistics, news, etc. All in one click. Available on:Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shippingAdvisoryApp&hl=es3) Ship Finder: Ship Finder will allow you to monitor the movement of ships worldwide, including maps and in real time. Available on:Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pinkfroot.shipfinder&hl=esItunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/mx/app/ship-finder-live-vessel-tracking/id319726819?mt=84) Rules of the Road: It could be used even without an internet access. Is an effective tool to learn or reinforce your knowledge about navigation rules and procedures. The app was created by experts and has amazing graphics. Available on:Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iglimpse.rulesofroad&feature=related_apps  5) Shipping Dictionary: Is great for any doubts about the correct definition of any term or acronym from the maritime industry. With a minimalistic and friendly design for the user to enjoy. Available on:Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.blue_whale.dictionary  6) Marine Traffic: Great app for monitoring ships and yatchs in real time, wind reports, port activity. You will also have the option to identify ships on a specific perimeter with augmented reality. Available on:Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.marinetraffic.android  7) iHanjin: With a modern and easy to use design, the app from the korean company  Hanjin Shipping is an example of how the shipping industry plays along with this type of technology offering the best information to its clients. With this app, you can visualize all the information related to an specific vessel or container, demurrage and detention rates, events, contact information, etc. Available on:Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hjs.android  8) Shipping manager: With this amusing simulator, you will be able to create and manage your own shipping company anywhere in the world. Buy new vessels, create new navigation routes, negotiate contracts, manage the staff and more. Available on:Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.xombat.shippingmanager  9) SOLAS Consolidated: Contains the principles of the International Convention for the safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) which is one of the most relevant international documents about safety at sea. Given the importance of this instrument, this app could become a basic tool for you. Available on:Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ort.solas2new  10) First Aid at Sea: This is a useful emergency guide for first aids in case of unexpected events offshore. It contains information about what to do in case of fire, engine fail, helicopter rescue, etc. Available on:Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.safeskipper.FAAS Special mention:

11) VecoGo!: We would like to make a special mention to the app developed by Veconinter C.A, the only company specialized in administrative services for the maritime industry that offers to its clients state- of- the- art technology to access precise information about their operations: demurrage and detention, equipment control, rates and free days, etc.

Available on:Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=codefuel.veconinter.mainItunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/ve/app/veco-go!/id1033764371?l=en&mt=8 
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