Simple Pricing, No Surprises

Unlike other providers, we don't charge you per Purchase Order

Completely free to use
  • 1 Catalogue
  • 100 Purchase Orders
  • Contracts
  • CRM & Tasks
  • Full Public Profile
  • 16 Languages
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  • + Standard Features
  • Unlimited Catalogues
  • Unlimited Purchase Orders
  • Roles & Permissions
  • Teams
  • Folders
  • Work Flows
  • Companies & Branches
  • Premium Directory Access
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  • + Premium Features
  • Portum
  • SAML / ActiveDirectory
  • ERP Integration
  • Custom Modules
  • Phone Support
  • Account Manager
  • On-Site Training
  • and more

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Columbus?

Columbus is a cloud based procurement platform for ship owners and suppliers.
Ship managers use Columbus to find suitable suppliers for their needs, achieve cost savings and optimise their purchasing operations.
Ship suppliers use Columbus to increase online exposure and optimise work-flows in order to grow their business by receiving orders from trustworthy buyers in a simple and efficient way.

3. How much do you charge per Purchase Order?

Nothing. You only pay for the fixed subscription fee. There are no hidden costs or additional charges per PO.

Other platforms charge you a subscription fee and up to 5% of the total value of your PO.

2. How does Columbus work?

Sign up for your free 90 day trial on Columbus through a simple and efficient process.

a. Sign up
b. Activate your account
c. Start trading

Within Columbus you are able to manage your quotes, RFQs, purchase orders, invoices on your phone, tablet or desktop.

4. Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. Columbus comes with a 90 day free (no credit card required) trial to ensure it fits within the need of your company. If you wish to know more about our refund policy, please contact our support team here.

How we can help you

Columbus, an all-in-one integrated solution

Manage your procurement from A to Z. Instantly notified of incoming RFQs and Purchase Orders. Automatically keep your product stock up to date.


Keep track of your existing and new customers needs. Ensure you can deliver high quality service while keeping costs down and up-sell your services and goods.


Create pre-approved catalogues to be used within your department team. Speed up the delivery of goods and sign off to ensure continuity of your business.


Create contracts online and automatically attach to each RFQ before sending to your customers. Confidence that terms are agreed before doing business.

Ship Manager

Keep track of your ships performance, crew logs, records of maintenance and parts used. Sync catalogues with your fleet to keep reduce overhead costs.

Crew Manager

Manage your crew members and ensure you have their details available. Keep track of their professional career by recording skill sets and certifications.

Delivery Tracking

Ensure your customers are always up to date when it comes to their deliveries. No need to call or send an email for a status update.

Public Directory

Promote your company, products and services through our Public Directory. Be found by Ship Owners, Managers and other businesses.

Offline Ordering

Automatically synchronise your catalogues across your fleet and have a unified ordering platform, reducing your overhead costs of implementing different systems.

Real-time Reporting

Create real-time reports about the cost and time savings within your department. Understand where your bottlenecks are and resolve immediately.

App Marketplace

Enhance your Columbus experience with built-in Apps or access Third-party vendors to ensure you have all the tools you need.

Bunker Pricing

Keep your fleet afloat with real-time bunker pricing all over the world. Automatically view on each Order what your alternatives are to reduce your OPEX.

Audit Trail

Hold your team accountable for their actions. Enterprise grade audit trail and activity monitoring along with version history to keep track of any irregularities.

Teams, Roles & Permissions

Manage Teams, Roles and Permissions within your Administration panel and assign to any member within your team without the need to contact support.

Companies & Branches

Create Companies and Branches and be compliant with international regulations when you are ordering goods and services for your fleet.

Folders & Work-flows

Select pre-defined work-flows or create one for your company to ensure everyone in your team has a consistent way of working.

Dry Dock Management

Supporting dry-docking, tendering and other technical projects such as retrofitting with planning and communication with contractors and timeline management.

And more ...

Columbus offers a fleet of tools to maximise your revenue and reduce your OPEX with effective and efficient work-flows that your team will love.

Full Product Comparison

Package Standard Premium Enterprise
Requisitions, Quotes, POs & RFQs
Ship Manager
Ships, Logs, Audits & Performance
Contacts, Leads & Opportunities
Ship, Team & Organisation
Terms & Conditions
Payment, Delivery & Warranty
Public Profile
Search Suppliers, Services, Products & Ports
2M products, 10K manufacturers, 5K categories
Directory Access
Ships, Ports, Market Trends & More
Save up to 70% time managing RFQs
Time Tracker
Ordering, Delivery & Customer Service
Crew Manager
Safety, Certifications & Training
Last Mile Delivery
Track end-to-end on deliveries
Automation Rules
Automate tasks and notifications
Work / Approval Flows
Create efficient flows for your organisation
Improve your revenue with a clear view of the market
Multiple Branches
Create branches for your companies
Multiple Companies
Create subsidiaries
Custom Dashboards
Remove distractions, view only what you need
Role Based Permissions
Fine-grained access management to resources
Multi Currency / Locales
Work with the currencies you are comfortable with
Real Time Notifications
From Desktop, mail to SMS notifications
API Access
Integrate Columbus in your organisation
Offline ordering, catalogue & digital ship logs
SAML / ActiveDirectory
Single Sign On for your organisation
SSL Encryption
Industry standard encryption on every layer
4x Daily data backup
With automated Disaster Recovery processes
Enterprise Grade Security
Audited by independent party for best practices
Activity and Audit
Track and Audit all activities within Columbus
E-mail support
24/7 Customer Support. Guaranteed response within 24 hours
Knowledge Base
How-to's, tutorials and info
Phone Support
Premier phone support. When you need it
Package Standard Premium Enterprise