To make it easier for shipowners and ship managers to keep track of their vessels, we created the Vessel Groups feature. This works as a filtering system and enables you to group together certain vessels by any criteria you like. Here’s how to use the feature.

How to use the Vessel Groups feature

Log into your Martide account and click on Settings in the menu on the left hand side of the screen. Then click on Vessel Groups:

Screenshot of the Martide website showing  where to find Vessel Groups

That will take you to a page that looks something like this:

Screenshot of the Martide website showing the main Vessel Groups page

On this page you can:

  • Look for a Vessel Group.
  • Create a new Vessel Group.
  • Edit an existing Vessel Group.
  • Delete an existing Vessel Group.
  • Sort your Vessel Groups so they appear from A-Z or Z-A.

You can see from our example above that we currently have 3 Vessel Groups. One of these is a group of our oil tankers. The other groups contain all the vessels belonging to two ship management companies.

You can name your groups and sort them into whatever makes sense for you.

How to add a new Vessel Group

Click on the blue +Add group button on the top right of the page (see image above):

That will show you this pop-up box:

Screenshot of the Martide website showing the new Vessel Group pop-up box

Here you can:

  • Enter the name of your Vessel Group.
  • Add your vessels to the Group. When you click on the Vessels Box a drop down list will appear with the names of all your vessels.
  • Click Save when you’re done.

In our example below, we're calling our new Group 'Container Ships' and are going to add all our relevant vessels into it. You can add as many vessels as you like.

screenshot showing the vessel name drop down menu

We clicked Save and our new Group is now on the main Vessels Group page:

screenshot showing the new vessel group on the main page.

How to edit or delete an existing Vessel Group

To edit a Vessel Group, on the main Vessel Group page go to the Group you want to edit and click the pen icon.

Screenshot of the Martide website showing the edit and delete buttons

That will take you back to that Group’s pop-up box where you can change the name of the group and add or remove vessels.

To delete a Vessel Group, click the trash can icon.

How to sort your Vessel Groups from A-Z / Z-A

On the main Vessel Groups page, click the little pyramid icon next to Name:

screenshot of the main Vessel Groups page showing the pyramid icon.

The default is 1-9 and A-Z. if you click the icon, the list of Vessel Groups will be reversed. This makes it easier to search if you have a lot of groups and the one you're looking for is near the end of the alphabet!

We hope this guide to Vessel Groups is helpful but if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected]