The one-stop software for chartering & operations

The easy to use, state-of-the-art
voyage management solution for small and medium companies.

CharterWorks is your easy-to-use voyage management solution for commercial operators of sea-going vessels covering the entire process of Chartering and Operations. It is escpecially made for small and medium companies.

Chartering departments use this powerful tool for handling cargo inquiries, calculation of freights and creating indications and quotes just by a few mouse clicks. Calculate MPP cargoes on different voyages (parcelling) and optimize your TCE by means of a professional tool.

Once, all cargoes of a voyage are fixed, hand it over to the operation department is as easy as possible since all relevant information are already maintained automatically. While the operations department updates expenses with CharterWorks, the managment always has the perfect overview over the estimated and final voyage costs.

Achieve Full Fleet Utilization Now

Expertise is of high value for every company. But very often, experiential knowledge is kept in the heads of your employees. “Didn’t we had a claim with that customers last time?”, “How well did they pay last time?”, “Didn’t we have unexpected lay-times in that port three years ago?”. If someone leaves the team, this knowledge is gone.

With CharterWorks, you turn the hidden expertise within your company into a digital decision database. CharterWorks supports your team to document and exchange information every day. Step by step, you grow a database that allows your employees to learn from the past.

Set the stage for your company to grow

Communication within chartering and operations can be challenging. Much time is spent every day just for exchanging voyage information, hand-over notes and check lists – often by exchanging emails and post-its.

The key to productivity is great team work. Use one system for chartering, operations, invoicing and controlling to make your company working like really one team. All your colleagues know exactly what is going on because everybody has access to all relevant information. Give everyone that you work with a more productive way to stay in sync – wherever you are working from.

Less surprises, better decisions

In shipping, every day a lot of unplanned things can happen. Often, working in a shipping company is similar to fire-fighting.

Stop unpleasant surprises and start working pro-active in chartering and operations. Make the right decisions because you have access to all relevant information about your ships, your voyages and your finances. Check how well your voyages finally performed and discover how to improve in future. Find out what is really going on and discover the hidden potential in your business.

How to get a customized VMS for your Chartering & Operations team?

How to get a customized VMS for your Chartering & Operations team?

Making software for a core process like chartering and operations is near to the chicken-and-egg problem: Whatever you add to the software, the next customer has more, different requirements. Different vessel types, cargoes, tramp, semi-liner, parcelling – shipping is a complex system with a lot of niches. To support data-driven decisions, data integration via APIs becomes more and more important. All in all, customization of Voyage Management Solutions is a key for future competiveness. But how to get a system that matches 100% the company’s requirements? We are now offering a combination of license and software development. Our “CharterWorks 2024…

How much does EU ETS actually cost? Do you really know?

How much does EU ETS actually cost? Do you really know?

Until now, if necessary, charterers could simply estimate freight using a calculator. Simply get the value from the distance table, select the speed of the ship and consumption, calculate travel time and fuel costs, add port costs on top, 10% sea margin, profit and commission, done. Since the beginning of 2024, things have become more complicated. As soon as you reach Europe, you have to compensate for CO2. For 2024 it is 40% of the amount emitted. In 2025, 70% will be charged, then 100%. Calls from non-EU countries to Europe and vice versa are only being calculated at 50%,…

„Jan, this ETS stuff is not logical at all. How are charterers supposed to calculate their CO2 costs with this strange EU regulation?”

„Jan, this ETS stuff is not logical at all. How are charterers supposed to calculate their CO2 costs with this strange EU regulation?”

From time to time there are these “IT meets reality” conflicts. Recently I had one again. I sat with our developer about the ETS calculation. And they were frustrated. Developers like logic. And logic rules are rare. At least in shipping. (I just remember the ship working hours regulations years ago not taking time zone changes into account). We have implemented the CO2 calculation for a voyage. So far everything is good. You can see the costs directly below your profit. Of course we apply all the rules. 50% for foreign to the EU and v.v. , 100% for EU-EU….

ETS for biofuels in shipping? Things are getting more complex…

ETS for biofuels in shipping? Things are getting more complex…

Starting next year, you will have to take CO2 emissions into account as soon as a ship calls at a European port. You need to know the CO2 emissions in order to buy the corresponding allowances (EUAs). There is a standardized CO2 emission factor for each fuel type (HFO, MDO, etc.). For example, 1 ton of HFO produces 3.114 ton of CO2, 1 ton of MDO produces 3.205 ton of CO2, etc. To estimate the CO2 emissions of a planned trip, simply multiply the amount of fuel by the emission factor. So far, so simple. Now biofuels are coming onto…

Webinar: From e-mail to fixture – how to make more money in less time in chartering by using algorithms

Webinar: From e-mail to fixture – how to make more money in less time in chartering by using algorithms

Webinar with LangTec and Herberg Systems. Employees in chartering often read hundreds of emails every day. Modern algorithms can now automatically convert emails into datasets that can be used for voyage calculation in some few seconds. You can directly calculate incoming emails and return with a quotation in no time. We developed a solution that already achieved more than 95% accuracy for break bulk cargo inquiries, but also C/Ps and other documents. The code can read text, PDFs, Exel Sheet and Word documents and extract datasets of cargo inquiries. We give you an insight of what we already can do…

EU ETS is coming in shipping – How much CO2 you need to compensate for 2024?

EU ETS is coming in shipping – How much CO2 you need to compensate for 2024?

If you are in shipping, you know what this is about. EU ETS stands for European Emissions Trading System and makes polluters pay for their greenhouse gas emissions. EUAs are European Emission Allowances and are a kind of certificates. One EUA entitles the holder to emit one ton of carbon dioxide. The price of 1 mt of CO2 is about 80 Euros today. From next year on, shipping companies need to compensate CO2 emissions in EUAs. Chartering companies will have to provide the appropriate number of EUAs for the voyages they are responsible for. Thus – EUAs become another new…