Our flagship product is cFlow . cFlow is an interactive decision support tool for energy trading professionals. On a real-time basis, the cFlow website displays the physical position of commodities on ships across the globe, using AIS technology.
cFlow is available as a software service (just a URL on your desktop) or delivered as an in-house application.
cFlow functionality includes:
- Viewing existing vessel positions
- Realtime aggregated reporting across regions
- Schedulable reports for ship to ship operations, congestion queuing, and much more
- Real-time reporting on regional movement of Coal and Iron Ore, Oil, LPG, LNG, Products and Chemicals
- Real-Time email alerts
- Estimating of ship destinations, loads and times to port
- Incorporation of private reports and alerts into cFlow
- Rapid viewing of history and vessel trails of up to 12 months
- Creation of private vessel lists
- Snapshot reporting of any point in the past
- Private blogging of vessels and ports/jetties/terminals
cFlow offers unparalleled real-time competitive advantage to physical and financial traders around the world, and is available as a public hosted service, private service, or in-house system. To request a cFlow trial copy, please write to customerservices@commodityflow.
A version of cFlow is also available as Platts cFlow, with fixtures, freight rates, and much more.
Additionally, cFlow Integration offers an API which allows you to integrate your AIS data into inhouse systems and spreadsheets, calling up vessel and port history, and provided an automated interface for AIS data. To learn more about AIS, please see here
CF Spreadsheet (video) is an interactive spreadsheet which provides online and realtime breakdown of LNG, Products, LPG, or the Crude VLCC fleet.
CF Reports are a set of reports (for example, Congestion reporting or Ship to Ship reporting) which allow rapid and near real-time analysis of what is really going on around ports.
We can provide charts and graphs which summarise the flow of specific vessel types through key zones that you are interested in. Below, a line chart summarises a 3.5 year history, giving a number of Crude Oil tankers sailing through the Cape Town waypoint and further go to West Africa or American Coasts (as of 1st of July 2013)