There is a gap in the containership market calling for a maritime data provider that focuses on cargo movements, says ClipperData chief executive Abudi Zein.

The co-founder of the New York-based firm already follows cargo movement in the tanker and dry cargo sectors — and it is set to do the same in the box sector from this month.

Zein says this approach sets his company apart from other data providers that focus primarily on ship movement using the automatic identification system.