OSVfinder is now running a testing campaign with SAIPEM. SAIPEM will be sending real enquiries through OSVfinder. This period of test will extend till fall. OSVfinder allows charterers, to quickly contact shipowners without using intermediaries. By using the geolocation of ships, an advanced search engine and internal messaging, the application makes offshore chartering simpler, faster and cheaper.
Who - The application is for shipowners and charterers operating in offshore Oil & Gas and renewable marine energies.
What - When registering on the OSVfinder platform, shipowners indicate the availability of their vessels to charterers who need offshore marine support for offshore energy projects. The platform provides tools for direct communication between charterers and ship-owners. The application also generates market reports with statistics based on customer activity.
Where - The service offered by the company is accessible anywhere in the world. Only an internet connection and a subscription are necessary to be able to connect and use the application. [The headquarters of the company, currently based in Marseille, aims to open offices in Singapore and Dubai].
How - Once shipowners and charterers are registered on OSVfinder, they have access to all the features of the web application. Shipowners simply indicate the availability of their vessels, referenced in the OSVfinder database. Charterers launch their requests for avalaibility and find a list of matching vessels corresponding to their needs, including technical specifications, geolocation, pictures, data sheets, and then directly contact corresponding shipowners via an internal messaging system to send their calls for bids.
Why – With more than 100,000 vessels and 70 international shipowners registered such as Bourbon SA, Tidewater, Solstad, Boskalis, Seacor, Swire and Smit Lamnalco, OSVfinder's main goal is to modernize the offshore Oil & Gas industry by offering a digitized service that creates a new working environment and allows time-saving tricks and economy of scale for both charterers and ship-owners. Instead of fees that actors are used to pay, the company will run on a subscription plan. Thus, OSV finder would not invoice any commissions.