A Chinese-led, Singapore-based maritime ecommerce platform has launched a free chartering feature.
Marine Online, which already acts as a ship supply platform as well as offering bunkering, and ships for sale, has launched a chartering side of the business, which it says is like a taxi hailing app, linking cargo owners with available tonnage. The new service comes with 0% commission.
Marine Online is led by Tiger Cai and is the new version of Ship Online, a service originally started in Dalian, China 12 years ago.
Chartering platforms are growing in number with the likes of AXS, ShipNext, Ocean Freight Exchange and Signal leading the way.