How maruFreight Can Help
maruFreight provides a digital marketplace for maritime and supply chain management, facilitating communication between stakeholders in every phase of freight exchange.
The cloud-based architecture of maruFreight provides real-time, accurate information on available vessels and cargo types. Secure and trustworthy transactions on maruFreight allows you to post public cargoes and select the transporter you want.
Broker (Coming Soon)
Work with the best data available, including available vessels, cargo locations, and volumes. Stay on top of your work with cargo tracking and delay risk. Leverage technology to improve efficiency with procedures to support negotiation on a shared communications platform.
The complete visibility of available cargoes, helps you better manage your fleet operations. At a glance, review cargo locations and volumes. Select vessels to trade with and make decisions based on unbiased market data.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will you handle Operations?
We decided to implement a hybrid model capitalizing on the strengths of technology and the expertise of a dedicated team to support the entire process.
How will Brokers engage with the platform?
Brokers will be able to access the platform to enhance their current visibility on market opportunities, as well as utilize the platform toolbox including WNI resources.
As a user, can I define my preferred counterparties?
The platform will provide Users with the flexibility to decide which counterparties they want to engage with.
The team doesn't come from a Brokerage background; how will you make sure the platform will succeed?
While it is important to understand the chartering process, we believe a different background will help create something easier and simpler to manage. A broker would be inclined to create a digital copy of a customary brokerage firm.
Will you extend the platform scope to additional commodities?
During this initial developmental stage, the maruFreight marketplace will focus on dry bulk. Moving forward we will open the platform to wet cargo.
As a Charterer, will my competitors be able to see my cargoes?
No. In fact if you keep your listing private, you can choose which Transporters receive your request for indication; alternatively, you can post the listing into the public marketplace.
As a Transporter, can I control the commercial availability of my ships, and whether or not they are visible to the market?
Yes, you will be able to declare which vessels are commercially available (where and when), and you will have full ability to control your vessel's status.
Where do you get the vessel positions and details?
We utilize AIS and vessel particulars as a foundation, which is enhanced by their updated commercial availability. In addition, WNI will provide accurate ETA calculations based on weather and trade routes.
How much will the service cost?
There will be no cost to use the platform until a matching between a cargo and a vessel is achieved, and in such case, Transporters will be invoiced 1%.
Application for Registration
During this initial developmental stage, the maruFreight marketplace will focus on dry bulk. In accordance with this approach, please note that there is a validation process for all applicants prior to completing the registration.