As the maritime industry and the technology that empowers it continues to accelerate and change, the ways in which organizations are interacting with the data available to them are also changing. Every day, members across your organization rely on accurate and timely data to provide solutions to an array of needs, like…

  • Information related to a business relationship, such as “which ports has my client nominated me for, and for which port activities?”
  • Custom reports that join data from across the organization
  • Access to all the data in your database on an ongoing basis to support historical analysis, analytics, data warehousing, or comingling with other data sources

Maritime organizations are realizing the power of data to derive accurate, relevant, and timely insights that optimize the business. However, amidst a vast and often fragmented sea of data, many find themselves struggling to access the right data at the right time.

Cloud technologies provide a ready solution to properly capture, store, and surface key data for every business need. Let’s take a look at three ways to better access and analyze your data in order to maximize its value to your business.


Integrating in-house or third-party solutions with your core digital solution is a great way to push and pull data in a targeted and streamlined way. This is made possible through secure APIs, which respond to submitted endpoints and parameters to pull the requested data from the operational database. This provides users with access to up-to-date information on an immediate basis, on a scheduled basis via an interface or script, or via an integrated application.

The right digital solution will provide robust integration capabilities that allow flexible and secure access to business-critical data across your organization, as well as provide partners and other external stakeholders with access to the specific data they need to carry out their function optimally. For example, a maritime organization and a partnering Port Agent both utilizing the same digital solution could connect through invitations managed within the system so that the Port Agent could call real-time data regarding ports which they have been nominated for activities.


Reporting makes sense of the data by highlighting trends and providing visibility into business performance, which is why it is so crucial for maritime organizations to have access to a holistic reporting tool within their core digital solution.

With customizable reporting functionality, users can easily group data, create custom columns, add aggregate functions, apply filters, and more to build reports from virtually any data point that align with the organization’s unique needs and objectives. These valuable reports can then be exported for easy sharing or imported into data visualization dashboards, business intelligence tools, or data warehouse solutions.

Database Extractions

As maritime organizations accumulate more and more historical data, many find themselves in greater need of a more robust and standardized way to store, interact with, and combine this data to derive insights that improve future success. The answer? A cloud-native, highly scalable solution that allows users to efficiently and securely download and interact with large amounts of their operational data on a scheduled basis.

Files pulled from this database extraction can then be readily ingested into your preferred data warehouse, analytics, or business intelligence solution, where it can be combined with other internally derived data, such as from an ERP solution or financial reporting solution.

Interested in this solution? Learn more about Data Lake here.

Maximizing the Value of Your Data in VIP

As a dynamic platform for the commercial management of marine fleets and cargoes, the Veson IMOS Platform (VIP) empowers the maritime world’s diverse stakeholders with the information and tools they need to make the right decisions at the right time. VIP provides secure integration capabilities through its suite of RESTful APIs, on-demand and scheduled custom reporting through Report Designer, and a robust, holistic view of your historical data with Data Lake.

To learn more about the range of data access options available to you VIP, we invite you to watch the on-demand webinar, “Maximizing the Value of your VIP Data,” below.