First Public Global Fleet Emission Calculation available with FleetMon

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With the upcoming regulations of the World Climate Council and the recently enacted requirements of the IMO, providing information about the CO2 emissions of vessels is now essential for operators and owners of cargo, ro-pax, and cruise ships.
With FleetMon’s CO2 emission calculation, you can obtain precise information about the merchant fleet emissions with just a few clicks and display them retroactively for up to 180 days.

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AIS Partnership: Cooperation Between Fleetmon and Rostock Maritime Museum Sealed

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Some cooperations and partnerships are particularly special to us at FleetMon. These include, above all, those with a connection to our home port of Rostock, Germany. The newest cooperation we have started is with the Maritime Museum. We installed an AIS antenna there and expanded our network; at the same time, we enriched the Maritime Museum with a new attraction.

Since 1970, the DRESDEN is used as a museum ship. ©Maritime Museum Rostock
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Supporting Research at Heriot-Watt University & Expanding Our AIS Network in Scotland

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FleetMon has a network of over 5,000 AIS receivers to guarantee the best coverage for our customers and partners. Our stations are installed at ports, ships, private buildings, and institutions. The group of AIS partners actively setting up stations worldwide has been built up over the last 15 years at FleetMon.

A new major project from FleetMon’s AIS team is a collaboration with Emily Hague, Ph.D. Researcher from the Marine Spatial Analysis Group at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. She studies the impact of underwater noise of shipping traffic on marine mammals in UK waters.

FleetMon supports Emily in her project with AIS data, covering the urbanized waterway Firth of Forth over a 5 year period. In return, she helped us to set up more AIS stations around the coast of Scotland.

Emily Hague during a mission aboard a research vessel. @Emily Hague
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FleetMon in Research: Avoiding Collision at Sea With CADMUSS

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Although the maritime industry has evolved to make sea transport efficient, fast, and reliable, the occurrence of collisions at sea is still high. Considering the ships registered in the EU alone, between 2014 and 2021, there were 22,532 collision occurrences. Globally over 876 ships were lost between 2011-2020, with 49 ships being lost in 2020 alone [1][2]. 

What are the significant factors contributing to such accidents? 

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FleetMon in Research: A Closer Look Into the Scourge of Piracy

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On September 25th, 2008, the vessel FAINA entered the Gulf of Aden, one of the most notorious pirate hotspots in the world, where the ship was hijacked, and the crew was taken hostage. FAINA carried military hardware that included tanks, military vehicles, aircraft artillery, rocket batteries, machine guns, RPG, etc. Given their sensitive cargo, it was expected that best efforts would be placed, and the vessel would be freed soon. However, only after five months, a Ukrainian Billionaire paid the negotiated ransom of 3.2 million dollars, FAINA was freed [1][2].

The Somali pirates holding the merchant vessel MV FAINA stand on the deck of the ship after a U.S. Navy request to check on the health and welfare of the ships crew. The Belize-flagged cargo ship, owned and operated by Kaalbye Shipping, Ukraine, was seized by pirates Sept. 25 and forced to proceed to anchorage off the Somali coast. The ship is carrying a cargo of Ukrainian T-72 tanks and related military equipment. ©U.S. Navy photo by Mass communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky

Pirates have often been portrayed as swashbuckling adventurers, but that is something miles away from reality. In today’s world, pirates pose an immediate threat to seafarers and cost hundreds of millions of dollars to the global economy. Let’s understand how this piracy affects global trade, what risks it poses to the maritime industry, and how we, sitting miles away in our homes, are indirectly affected by it.

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FleetMon Maritime Gallery July 2022

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You feel the life energy
That flows through you
Enjoying life as never before in harmony
There’s nothing to improve
Nothing that could be better
Except you in the here and now
And the day by the sea

(Fantastic 4 – Day by the sea)

Welcome to our latest edition for 2022 of the FleetMon Maritime Gallery. Each month you’ll find a special section on our blog featuring the best maritime photos in a particular category. Not only can you view the most popular photos as voted by our community. We also present special shots that are less known but still extraordinary.

In the July issue, we would like to introduce you to six ships that describe a day at the seaside.
This is our little summer greeting to you!

To all our ship spotters out there: We truly appreciate your work. Keep it up, guys!

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Impact of Russia Ukraine War on the Shipping Industry

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It comes as no surprise that the war on Ukraine is unraveling the fabric of the global supply chain. It is causing a cascading effect on the world, which is already distraught from the pandemic, climate change, and geopolitical tensions. The throttling of exports from Russia and Ukraine is driving up prices and leading to fear of food and energy security in prosperous European nations and poor developing nations alike. The immense human suffering continues as the power play of securing new independent supply lines remains at the fore. All the while, sanctions choke even those who are issuing them.

Container ships stuck in port of Odessa. ©FleetMon
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