New digital database is released to support tanker sector

Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals — By on July 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

FindaportCDFindaportCD: Tanker is the latest addition to the ever expanding portfolio of Shipping Guides
Ltd, the leading industry specialist in publishing port, harbour and terminal information.
FindaportCD is an annual subscription service that enables its customers to access the most
comprehensive port information available from their desktops without having to rely on
expensive satellite connections.

Ports and terminals meeting users’ requirements can be identified in just a few simple clicks
and the new tanker specific version is tailored to the day-to-day tanker information
requirements of oil majors. Access to specific port information – including mooring diagrams,
berthing facilities and cargo handling capability – has never been more focused or fast.

“From producing the Guide to Tanker Ports (GTTP) for over 40 years, we know there is a
thriving market for providing port information specific for tanker vessels/cargo, ” says
Shipping Guides Ltd Communications and Development Manager, Jessica Pielow. “Our tanker
customers will find the tailored information highly beneficial to their business operations in
terms of maximising efficiency and minimising cost. We are the only company with an
exclusive focus on providing global port information and we pride ourselves on having the
most accurate and useful information available, and on the fact that all of our data is only
collated and edited by ex-seafarers. In providing data that is segment-specific, FindaportCD:
Tanker meets the maritime industry’s growing sophistication as a consumer of digital
products.”

FindaportCD: Tanker contains all the port information from across the Shipping Guides Ltd
port information range and enables the user to:

• locate over 2, 144 ports and over 10, 000 terminals globally
• access detailed port information listed in over 70 headings
• view over 3, 070 port plans
• view over 1, 000 photographs
• view over 677 Reports of Actual Conditions Experienced (ACE Reports) provided by fellow
seafarers
• search using a map reference or specify requirements using over 26 criteria
• save ports as favourites
• print and save functions to the local PC
• email port information (internet connection required)
• download recent updates (internet connection required)

About Shipping Guides

With over 40 years of experience, Shipping Guides Ltd are recognised industry specialists in
publishing port, harbour and terminal information for various port entry requirements. Our
extensive port database, coupled with excellent long term communications with port
representatives, is the foundation which enables us to provide this comprehensive port directory.

Shipping Guides Ltd was created by Colin Pielow in 1971, with the launch of Guide to Port Entry
that same year and the launch of the original Guide to Tanker Ports in 1972. In the years that
followed, Shipping Guides has grown a comprehensive portfolio to include: The Ship Atlas,
Feature Maps, The Shipping World’s Map, Findaport.com, FindaportAPI and FindaportCD.

“Jo”

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