Boundless tracking with FleetMon Satellite AIS

Would you like to monitor the whereabouts of your cargo, keep track of the ships of your competitors, or analyze recent trading patterns? Whether for fleet monitoring, logistics, brokering or research:  FleetMon’s new space-born services  erase the boundaries of shore-based AIS antenna networks, bringing the global vessel traffic within your reach.

Movements of 80’000 vessels all around the globe – the world’s active merchant fleet – are recorded every single day, stored, analyzed and presented to you. All FleetMon research tools are fully satellite-enabled and benefit from the superior data quality: Check vessel positions, review tracks, look up historic records and schedules, or analyze global trading patterns. Voyage log, port call history and schedule provide now a complete and consistent picture of a vessel’s current voyage, past activities and next destination.


With FleetMon’s seamless combination of terrestrial and satellite AIS data you will benefit from the advantages of both worlds - Live monitoring at high resolution while ships are within near-shore conditions and frequent position updates while sailing the open sea.

All ships are displayed with live positions as long as they are within antenna range. Satellite AIS for ships on high seas or in remote areas is delayed by 6 or 12 hours, depending on the account status chosen by you. Additionally, you may add vessels to your “My Fleet Hotlist” to see satellite data for these vessels without delay.

Are you ready to get started? Head over to the FleetMon’s Satellite AIS plans and request your trial of the FleetMon Unlimited Sat service today!


Discover the Northwest Passage with FleetMon’s Unlimited Sat Accounts

September 27th, 2013 FleetMon.com News

The Northwest Passage, is a channel of waterways through the Arctic Ocean along the northern coast of North America, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Being a shortcut from Europe to Asia it is a prized gem in the shipping industry – in many cases, it can slash off thousands of miles of ship journeys, saving fuel, money, and precious time.

The Nordic Orion, an ice-class 1A ship, has become the first bulk carrier ever to undertake the successful voyage through a dangerous Arctic sea lane. Since 1969 there were any attempts to perform a similar challenge and to transit the most hazardous channel in the world.

FleetMon has followed the historically significant voyage and gives you now an unique possibility to assess the trip of Nordic Orion yourself. Thanks to FleetMon’s new global satellite AIS tracking technology you are able to watch the track of ice-strengthened Nordic Orion in the Arctic and to follow the vessel till its final port of destination in Finland!



Loaded with 73,500 tons of metallurgical coal, the 225-meter freight ship Nordic Orion started its voyage from Vancouver, Canada on September 6. The sailing through the Northwest Passage has enabled the bulk carrier to save four days of time in comparison to the traditional route through the Panama Canal. Furthermore the ship was able to carry about 25 per cent more coal because of the draft.





The well-performed voyage through the Northwest Passage may inspire further commercial shipping trips in the Arctic. With its superior satellite AIS service FleetMon enables you now to watch any ship that will take up a similar challenge in the future!

New: OPIS Tanker Tracker on FleetMon

Introducing the OPIS Tanker Tracker, the most comprehensive jet cargo shipping list in the business – now visually trackable from producer to port on FleetMon.com!

Europe is so dependent on jet fuel imports that a single large cargo can cause pricing effects across the continent and even further afield. That’s why FleetMon and the team behind the OPIS Jet Fuel and Gasoil Report are making the most targeted and detailed jet fuel shipping list in the business available for the first time on Fleetmon’s AIS vessel tracking platform.

The OPIS Tanker Tracker brings you the expert knowledge and market insight of OPIS (Oil Price Information Service) together with real-time ship tracking in an outstanding service that is unique in the field. Directly here on the FleetMon.com website, the OPIS Tanker Tracker enables you to pinpoint shipping information such as the:

  • Product and volume being transported
  • Party who is buying or selling the barrels
  • Loading and discharge dates
  • Name of the vessel plus vessel’s particulars from FleetMon’s datasheet
  • Current position of the ship, possible delays and estimated time of arrivals (ETA)

in a database constantly maintained and updated daily through OPIS’s expert editors team.

Apart from watching the progress of the jet-carrying fleet, its reporting functions mean you’ll be aware when import volumes surpass levels for the same month a year ago. And quick options let you identify deliveries due in the next seven or 30 days, or into specific regions. Plus, through frequent email updates, you can be the first to know if a cargo is diverted to another port during its virtual journey – must-have information to keep current on where your product is!

Watch our video:

Designed by similar principle as the FleetMon Agricultural Commodities Trading Database, the Tanker Tracker introduces a live vessel tracking map, a database table with advanced filters and quick search option, accompanied by a smart reporting module and convenient download option.

OPIS Tanker Tracker - jet fuel cargoes visualized at FleetMon.com

Reporting module_Sums by month

Reporting module_Sums by route

How can you benefit from all Tanker Tracker’s features?

  • You will have access to comprehensive data of specifically jet-carrying, Europe bound tanker transports.
  • The Tanker Tracker editors will keep you up-to-date each time a new vessel is added to the database or cargo details are changed.
  • You can closely follow the progress of the jet-carrying fleet, monitoring the vessels under way till the moment of the delivery, staying informed about delays and route changes.
  • The well-structured database can be filtered by route, departure, destination and state of voyage.
  • Insightful analysis allow you for example to compare the current jet fuel cargo imports with imports in the past.

Explore the OPIS Tanker Tracker now by signing up for a free trial subscription and within a few hours you can start working with valuable jet cargo shipping data.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions or suggestions.

Satellite AIS Tracking for everyone! Just a single click away.

Are you looking for a vessel’s position but it has not been refreshed for a few days as it is moving out of coastal AIS reception range? Now, you can just activate the satellite and find the ship, wherever it sails, immediately!

We are proud to introduce satellite AIS for everybody on FleetMon: All our users are now just a click away from satellite AIS position reports for their ships of interest. FleetMon’s combination of standard AIS and space-borne tracking data always offers the freshest vessel information available, even on high seas and in remote areas. And what’s best: There is no need to commit to a long-term contract – just activate the satellite polling when and where you need it!

Now, how does it work?

If the position updates of your favorite ship are overdue, have a look into the vessel’s detail page and check the information box next to the location map. Whenever a satellite position update is available, a green button will indicate that:

LESOTHO satellite position available

Click the button and a new window will calculate the number of credit points that are necessary to obtain the satellite position report.

Now it’s just one more click and your ship’s position will be updated:

LESOTHO Sat Update information box

When it’s your first time using the satellite position polling, we will initially ask you for your contact details (address and phone number). Just click the “request” button and fill in the short form that appears on your screen. Once your data has been verified, we will send you an e-mail confirmation.

That’s it!

LESOTHO accreditation and credit point purchase

In case your credits do not suffice to get a satellite position update, the information box will provide you with a direct link to our online shop. Detailed information about the FleetMon Credit Points is available here.

Agricultural Commodities Database Enhanced

FleetMon’s Agricultural Commodities Trading Database is your personal knowledge store for waterborne goods traffic all around the globe. Each record of the trading database provides you with details about the agricultural commodities carried by a certain vessel, their origin and the loaded quantity. In addition to browsing the current operations in over 100 countries you are able to analyze historic shipments and to preview planned agricultural cargoes.

Just dive into the Commodities Trading Database and:

  • find out how many tons of barley have been transported to Saudi Arabia over the last 90 days
  • check where the ship of your interest has been loaded with sunflower seed oil and find vessel’s last updated report
  • inform yourself about the planned shipments of sugar from Brazil
  • analyze the exports from Europe and imports to Africa

Powerful filters allow you to find exactly what you need with just a few clicks and a convenient download option provides you with Excel-data for your further analyses.

Agricultural Commodities Database

With the latest database update it is now even more convenient to perform your commodities trading analysis:

Use improved filter options to sort the database by commodity group, departure country, destination and state of the voyage. A comprehensive map now allows a new visual perspective on the shipments of agricultural commodities from global overview to the single ship. A new vivid analytics module presents market shares in accordance to your filter settings and allows  the evaluation of trends at one glance. Coverage for palm oil and palm oil by-products has been vastly increased.

Gain reliable insight into the world of agricultural goods traffic with requesting your free trial of the FleetMon Trading Database now!

Agricultural Commodities Analytics Module




Welcome to new AIS stations and partners

August 6th, 2013 FleetMon.com News

Warm greetings to all new AIS partners and contributors who joined the FleetMon community recently! Many major ports and prominent waterways have been included into FleetMon’s AIS network thanks to your help and support, such as:

AIS coverage could be furthermore improved for Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong  and the Saaler Bay near Rostock. 

Every AIS contribution is highly appreciated and happily welcomed. So do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to bring AIS coverage to your port!


AIS coverage Surabaya AIS coverage Montevideo

Download Vessel and Voyage Data Reports from FleetMon now!

August 2nd, 2013 FleetMon.com News

We have been frequently asked if you can export vessel data from the FleetMon database – and since lately – we can happily answer with “Yes, you can!”.

Download FleetMon Database reports to:

  • Retrieve vessel lists including detailed ship type, dimensions, position, deadweight and gross tonnage to complete and update your own databases and applications
  • Analyze the occupancy rate of ports with individual reports generated from the port’s vessel arrival and departure history
  • Download the port call histories of the ships of your interest for own traffic visualizations
  • Or simply use the FleetMon Database Reports to store vital information at your end.

Reports can be generated and downloaded in Excel or CSV files from the following tables:

  • FleetMon Vessel Database, containing over 391.000 ships
  • Vessels in Port, listing the vessels currently moored in a specific port
  • Port Call History, containing historic ship arrival and departure information for a specific port
  • Port Call Log, reflecting the ports visited by a vessel in the past (coming soon)

The download of FleetMon Database Reports is fully independent from your account status as it is a pay-per-use service. Just get yourself some FleetMon Credit Points and start compiling your individual reports. Data that is scrambled online due to your account settings will of course be fully readable in the  downloaded file!

Feel free to post us your feedback, questions or suggestions, and read on to learn how to download your FleetMon Database Report:

Visit one of the database tables from that you want to generate a report. Use the different filters available on top of the table to compile a list that meets with your requirements. Now choose the preferred file format by clicking the corresponding button below the table. The Report Generator fully respects your filter settings and calculates the necessary number of credit points for you. Use the link to the Credit Point Info and Purchase should your credit point balance do not suffice to generate the desired report.

Database Report Generator

That’s it!

By the way, generated Reports are archived in your personal Account Settings for a period of 7 days and can be downloaded again from there:

FleetMon Billing Center




AIS coverage back to normal after attack

Good news: FleetMon’s AIS coverage is back to normal after the malicious attacks on the FleetMon servers over the weekend. Thanks to all partners who supported us, and thanks to all FleetMon users for their understanding. We are now better geared to resist such attacks should they appear again in the future.

FleetMon under attack, AIS reception affected

Starting Saturday evening 16:00 UTC, the FleetMon system finds itself under attack from unknown sources in the Internet that aim to interrupt or stop FleetMon’s services. While our servers have been successfully stabilized in the meantime, AIS reception is affected and not yet back to normal level. Thank you very much for your understanding.
We are working hard to block this kind of attack and identify the source, hopefully restoring full FleetMon coverage during Monday.

Update: AIS Coverage has been fully restored in the meantime. See our following blog post.

Smart Vessel Filters out now!

June 12th, 2013 FleetMon.com News

Have you ever tried to find out how many Italian-flagged Liquified Gas Carriers of a certain deadweight are included in the FleetMon Vessel Database?

No matter if you are looking for Bulk carriers of the Panamax size, or pleasure crafts longer than 50 meters, the necessary filters to browse the FleetMon Vessel Database for the ships of your interest are now available for you.

Sort over 390.000 ships by flag, AIS category, length or attribute – the different filters of course can be combined. Users with an Unlimited account additionally benefit from advanced filters to browse the database by deadweight and  specific vessel types, such as Reefer, Cable Ship or Ore Carrier.

Enjoy the enhanced possibilities of the FleetMon Vessel Database and don’t hesitate to contact us with your feedback, questions or inquiries.

Vessel database with advanced filters


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