Milestone! Technical particulars on 100.000 ships

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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!