Global shipbroking company Braemar Seascope now have a custom built web application to help them keep track of more than 60,000 vessels worldwide. The application will help Braemar’s brokers input and access up-to-date information on vessels and their charters and so help the brokers provide an exclusive service to Braemar’s clients. The decreased response time for enquiries and increased speed to market will ultimately drive business, increase revenues and so impact positively on the bottom line.
Codehouse was given the brief to develop a bespoke web application for Braemar Seascope to help them track and collect information on more than 60,000 vessels worldwide. The development process took an agile approach whereby Braemar Seascope and Codehouse collaboratively took business objectives and converted these into features and functions delivered through short-lived, iterative development cycles. At the end of each development iteration, those new features and functions were available direct to the end-users within the application.
With this new application the brokers can find and update the records of every ship in the database. The application brings together multiple parameters for analysis and tracking of the vessels thus giving the brokers an in-depth insight into where the ships are going, when they are due at destination, when they are next available for charter, what they are capable of carrying, etc. The application also tracks vessels that are for sale as well as client purchase enquiries.
Codehouse has built the application from scratch using the ASP.NET MVC framework. The application is based around a feature-rich, multi-faceted search engine enabling brokers to complete complex searches of the database of vessels and then save the searches as well as export the results to email and Excel. Each vessel record contains a mine of information on the vessels characteristics and capabilities as well as the commercial history.
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About Braemar Seascope
Braemar Shipping Services plc is a leading international provider of shipbroking, consultancy, technical, logistics and other services to the shipping and energy industries. Clients are located around the globe and served from a network of international offices.
Braemar Seascope is one of the largest chartering and sale and purchase shipbroking companies in the world.