The FleetMon team is more than happy to announce that the FleetMon Vessel Database just hit the milestone of 100’000 extended vessel datasheets!
FleetMon not only provides fundamental data like vessel identification, category and dimensions for about 400’000 vessels detected over the last years, it adds management information and technical particulars like tonnages, detailed ship type, capacities, engine and builder information for 100’000 vessels – more than the world’s current active merchant fleet!
This tremendous success would not have been possible without the valuable input (and sometimes tireless work!) of passionate FleetMon users all over the world, who update the FleetMon datasheets with their expert knowledge.
To open this vast resource to you, we have tuned the FleetMon Vessel Database further over the last weeks. It’s now really easy to pull up, say, the list of Liberian flagged bulk carriers between 120 kt and 300 kt dead weight (there are 133 of them):
The detailed list of ship types is neatly arranged so that it is easier than ever to pick the types of your interest.
New vessel types that become increasingly important have been added (like Offshore Installation, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) vessels), several ambiguous names have been sorted out and some rather old-fashioned and rarely used ones have been removed for clarity.
We know that with this fascinating variety among the ships we see on all oceans today, there will never be a final vessel categorization system that fits all tastes and definitions in the world. However we continue to strive for a vessel type system that is clear and easy to use, does not overwhelm the enthusiast and does not leave alone the professional. That’s an ambitious goal which we cannot reach without you!
So, enjoy the FleetMon Vessel Database, dive into 100’000 vessel particulars and let us know what you think!
Over the last two months FleetMon’s AIS coverage has been enriched notably thanks to several AIS newcomers! Many new ports and areas are shining now with different colors in FleetMon Explorer. Thank you very much for joining FleetMon AIS community and for illuminating:
Increased reception ranges with plenty of colorful dots can be enjoyed for:
FleetMon is always happy to welcome new AIS partners! Should you already have an AIS station or you are thinking about mounting one, feel free to get in touch with us. We will help you to light your area with AIS and present it in FleetMon Explorer!
No! It’s the long-term speed profile of a ferry!
FleetMon provides an informative speed diagram for all vessels. It enables you to assess the speed, distance travelled and lay time of any vessel at a single glance, letting you quickly identify stops, high speed or unusual behavior.
- Do you need to analyze the utilization rate of ships?
- Monitor the compliance with agreed speed?
- Investigate speed claims?
- Review a past voyage?
- Or do you wish to optimize scheduling?
FleetMon’s unique visualization of historic vessel tracking data will give you quick insight into the actual performance of ships worldwide and help you reach your goals in no time.
Read on for a detailed overview of the new Vessel Performance Log and experience its effectiveness for your daily work!
FleetMon’s Vessel Performance Log is not only an informative tool for your researches and analysis, but also easy to use:
- Look up (search) any vessel of your interest,
- scroll to the bottom of the ship’s detail page and
- open the Voyage Log.
The map below displays the past track of the vessel. Find a smart profile chart of the visualized track, covering speed, traveled distance and lay time of the ship.
The visualized track, speed graph, as well as distance and time moving calculations are synchronized. Way points in the voyage track and speed graph reveal detailed timestamps when pointing or clicking.
Adapt the displayed track and performance log to the date range of your interest and that’s it:
- Vessel’s speed is visualized in combination with the overall average and maximum speed of the ship, giving you immediate insight if the vessel’s speed is in line with its usual performance.
- The distance calculated in nautical miles reflects the vessel track as displayed on the map.
- The indicated moving time is compared to the total time the vessel was within AIS coverage during the selected period.
Adapt the displayed track and performance analysis to the period of your interest using the Date Range Filter. FleetMon Unlimited users can analyze a ship’s track for up to 30 days into the past.
Let us know what you think and what other functions you would like to see at FleetMon.
As usually, the team behind FleetMon will happily provide you with answers to your questions and investigate individual solutions for your tracking projects.
Now, try FleetMon yourself: Ferry Hammerode
Within the last weeks we received a lot of feedback about FleetMon mobile. We listened carefully to your wishes and here is what we’ve made of them:
You inspired us to enhance the visualization of vessels on the map. The actual size and heading direction of ships is visible for you now, even when ships are moored or anchored. Check what’s going on in the port of your interest and enjoy this new dimension of detail.
Wow! See how a total of 3 tugs is helping the Maersk Missouri to transit a lock in Bremerhaven!
And we made things easier to use for you: Forget about the refresh button from now on. The vessel positions in the Spotting Map are updated automatically and you can actually see the ships moving on the map in real-time.
Easier than ever: Vessels move live on the map and you can change the map layers without leaving the spotter mode, using the new cogwheel icon in the toolbar on the right!
FleetMon mobile now makes you independent from standard AIS reception ranges. Users with an Unlimited Sat 15 or 50 account can follow their individual fleet to the seven seas and look up fresh satellite position updates for any ship worldwide.
Your ship is crossing the Indian Ocean? Add it to your My Fleet list and keep sight of it even when it sails on the high sea!
Last but not least, the main menu of FleetMon Mobile now includes FleetMon’s Maritime News. Get informed about what’s going on in the maritime world wherever you are!
With FleetMon mobile you’re up to date even on the go: Monitor vessel operations in port, check your fleet’s position, and browse through maritime news.
Go ahead, download FleetMon Mobile from your app store and see for yourself! And in case one of your wishes remains unfulfilled leave a comment below or contact our support team.
No matter if you are a vessel owner, freight forwarder, agent, marine analyst or ship photographer – to do your job at best, you always need to get the most up-to-date information that’s available.
The FleetMon Explorer just got enhanced by full satellite AIS tracking capabilities, and if you did not use it regularly yet, we are confident this new functionality will soon make it your tool of choice:
FleetMon Explorer’s main view represents all vessels globally within live coverage, thus providing you with several position updates per ship and minute. Enjoy monitoring ship traffic in real time and raise nautical supervision and operations monitoring to a new standard. By configuring different viewports, you can keep an eye on multiple areas of interest and situations in no time. And official electronic navigation charts with global coverage can be made available to you within minutes.
Track your fleet and other vessels of interest with FleetMon Explorer’s My Fleet list. Latest vessel positions will be displayed in a single view to allow quick assessment of status and progress. The presentation mode automatically highlights your ships and their tracks one-by-one, for supervision or presentation of your fleet on large screens. With our “Unlimited Sat” plans, users can track unlimited ships and enjoy seamless integration of satellite tracking data.
Find any vessel of your interest in the FleetMon Explorer Search View. See up-to-date information on the vessel’s destination and estimated time of arrival at a glance. Set a reference point and let FleetMon Explorer calculate distances and time till the closest point of approach. For users of FleetMon’s Unlimited Sat services the real-time tracking data is seamlessly combined with position reports captured by satellites. Assess trading routes, latest voyages and vessel behavior with a single click.
The FleetMon Team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year! Thank you so much for using FleetMon and the wonderful feedback and support provided over the year!
And isn’t Christmas the perfect time to give yourself some small treats? Well, this year, FleetMon keeps a special offer for you:
Save 15% if you upgrade your account to Pro or Unlimited!
Simply head over to the FleetMon Store, choose the package that you would like to give yourself and enter the following coupon code: XMAS15
Hurry! This offer is valid till Dezember 31st. To make use of the discount, choose “Upgrade” on our Prices & Plans page, follow the regular payment instructions and enter the above code during the last step.
All the best to you and your family,
Your FleetMon Team
Dear Cape Townians and inhabitants of South Africa!
If you haven’t put up your Christmas tree yet, we can offer you something more exciting than a green decorated conifer! What about mounting an AIS station absolutely for free and enjoying the live marine traffic of your area in the FleetMon Explorer without any limitations?
Currently FleetMon is looking for someone who is ready to become its AIS partner in South Africa by adopting an AIS station from the previous host. The AIS station is laying directly in Cape Town and is waiting to be taken into operation. The fully functional AIS equipment, consisting of a 1 meter antenna, an AIS receiver and converter device simply needs to be connected to power supply and internet. Impressive AIS reception range for South Africa can be provided, if the antenna is put at an elevated location with free sight to the water.
In addition to the free AIS equipment the new host of course will be awarded with a free FleetMon Unlimited account.
If you feel addressed or know someone living in Cape Town or on the coast of the Western Cape who could adopt the AIS station, please get in touch with us and we will arrange for the rest!
Many accomplished photographers already share their favorite vessel shots with the FleetMon community. Come join them now, present your own photos and benefit from a free Unlimited account!
Loading up your own vessel photos is as easy as anything with the recently launched FleetMon Photo Upload and Management tool. Whole collections of your pictures can be uploaded at once in a matter of seconds. Simply drag and drop them into the Photo Upload section:
Now use the Photo Manager section to assign your photos to the corresponding ships. You can review all your pictures here and filter them by the date of upload, number of likes and comments, visibility and many more. The number of photos uploaded for a specific ship and how many out of these are provided by yourself can now be assessed at a glance. And of course you can revise the settings for your photos anytime by clicking the edit icon in the rightmost column:
The new Photo Feedback section gives you immediate insight which of your photos catch special attention. Review the comments and votes of other users and find out who is your fan. The easy-to-use date-range module and different statistics will help you to stay on top of things.
Now get your camera or review your photo archive and share your masterpieces with the FleetMon community. And keep in mind: you will be awarded with a free FleetMon Unlimited account as soon as having published 300 vessel images!
Plenty of new AIS partners have entered the FleetMon AIS network recently! Thanks to their support FleetMon becomes more powerful each day and enables you to enjoy the real time vessel traffic in different ports and waters worldwide. Just dive into our FleetMon Explorer and discover the fresh AIS data coming from:
Furthermore, AIS coverage could be improved for the following areas:
Did you just stumble over an AIS station on the roof of your building or you are thinking about installing one up there? Just get in touch with us and we would be pleased to help you with bringing AIS coverage to your area!
Today, the FleetMon Support Team was asked to investigate the build date of the vessel MARITIME CENTURY. The information was easy enough to find, so we spent a few additional minutes and checked a bit further. Here is what we discovered on the fly:
The MARITIME CENTURY, a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier, currently crosses the North Atlantic Ocean and is due to arrive at Amsterdam Port the 25th of November at 5 pm UTC. A quick glance into the vessel’s voyage log as captured via satellites revealed that the vessel’s last port of call was Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where it arrived after sailing the open sea for 2 weeks. The scheduled time of arrival was fully met and after a few hours in port the MARITIME CENTURY proceeded further north.
The online port call history of the ship, just one click away from the detailed vessel track and dating back till October 2011, gave us immediate insight into the intercontinental voyages of the ship. It mainly operated between Australian and East-Asian ports over the last 2 years. On its current voyage it now interlinks the port of Paranagua in Brazil, where it departured the 31st of October, with Europe.