They are the queens of the oceans and the essential form of transport in international trading. Container ships handle around 90 percent of the world’s goods trade. According to the ICS, around 50,000 merchant ships are plying around the globe – 5,000 of them are called container ships. In our first edition of the Maritime Gallery, we take a look at these giants and present to you the ten largest container ships by TEU from the year 2022.
So, thanks to all of our loyal ship spotter out there for these impressive shots!
Over the past two days, FleetMon hosted the second bi-national meeting of our MAREMIS research project here in Rostock. Together with our project partners from IHPC in Singapore, we are developing machine learning-based models and a demonstrator to measure, track, and validate emissions-related aspects of maritime transport to reduce emissions from ships. See what we have achieved so far.
Since FleetMon was founded in 2007, we have supported research and development projects worldwide. We offer students, researchers, and academics access to our comprehensive API suite and our extensive AIS data archive. One of our recent projects is with two research fellows from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland). They examine how natural and man-made environmental changes influence marine mammals and seabirds’ behavior and population dynamics.
From now on, you can view all incoming vessels for a specific port in the live view and watch each vessel arriving down to the minute. Planned arrivals for a particular port can no longer be seen exclusively via the port details page but can be monitored and displayed directly in FleetMon Explorer.
With the My Fleet feature, FleetMon users keep track of their fleets or vessels of interest. Monitoring live positions, organizing the fleet with the help of tags, and downloading the report is pretty simple with just a few clicks. Now, this report is even more extensive with including much more data and information.
In 2021, we started to put the spotlight on our passionate ship spotters. Each month, we showcase a different photographer of FleetMon.com. In January 2023, you’ll meet a maritime enthusiast from the Netherlands, Pieter, (User name: pm_inpyn) who joined FleetMon in 2019.
Transparency and greener shipping are two of our most important goals at FleetMon. Therefore we support students, universities and institutions in their maritime research projects with AIS data. More than 120 universities are part of our cooperation partners – one is Oxford University. In 2022, Daniel Bundred, a MEng student from the Department of Engineering, contacted us and requested AIS data for his project on decarbonizing global shipping.
For the last time of the year, we announce an update on how we extended our terrestrial AIS coverage worldwide. Become an AIS Partner and contribute to Global Maritime Transparency. Take a look at the latest achievements regarding FleetMon’s AIS station network extension.
Welcome to the last edition for 2022 of the FleetMon Maritime Gallery. This month, we feature all twelve Photos of the Month in 2022 voted by the FleetMon Community. Scroll through the months and see which vessel photos were the most successful.
Last but not least: Thanks to all of our loyal ship spotter out there! Thank you for every single photo uploaded in 2022, thank you for every comment, and thank you for every edit to our data sheets. Keep up the good work!