However ShipLink is so much more than what we have been using so far! It collects from your emails information about the ships you work with automatically, about ships mentioned in your inbox, and files it in the ships database ready for you to access. So you don’t have to search, you merely look in the database. Not only that, in monitoring all emails that arrive, it also means that the same process takes place for all ships mentioned in all emails. Therefore you can very quickly find all the emails related to other vessels you might later become interested in. What this also means is that if you want to look at other, maybe niche segments of the market, for example a different ship size or type, in order to determine what opportunities exist, all relevant emails are readily available at your fingertips. Hence it enables a broker to gain an insight into sectors other than their current specialisation. It allows more flexibility, and a wider field of view when looking for opportunities that exist in the market as whole.