Update: New Terrestrial AIS Stations November & December 2015

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We are permanently expanding our Terrestrial AIS Network!
To keep you updated, here’s an overview of this Month new AIS stations:

Groningen, Netherlands

Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. It is also the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. An old city, Groningen was the regional power of the northern Netherlands, a semi-independent city-state and member of the German Hanseatic League. Groningen Seaports is the port authority for the port of Delfzijl, Eemshaven and the adjoining industrial sites.

see nearest port: Delfzijl, Netherlands

Haddal, Norway

Haddal is a village in Ulstein Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The 0.35-square-kilometre village has a population of 323. The village sits at the end of the long Ringstaddalen valley through which the river Haddalselva flows.

see nearest port: Ulsteinvik, Norway

Bettys Bay, South Africa

Betty’s Bay is a small town situated on the Overberg coast of South Africa’s Western Cape province and is located 96 km from Cape Town. The area is named after Betty Youlden, daughter of the first developer of the area Arthur Youlden. This village is the longest in South Africa at over 13 km. Tourism plays a large role in the town’s economy due to its popularity with holiday makers from across the Western Cape and Cape Town in particular.

see nearest port: Simonstown, South Africa

Auckland, New Zeeland

Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. It has two commercial harbours, with an international container port in Auckland and a regional port in Onehunga. The Port of Auckland is a large container and international trade port on the Waitemata Harbour, lying on the central and eastern Auckland waterfront. This second harbour is a smaller facility near Onehunga on the Manukau Harbour, south of Auckland City.

see port of: Auckland, New Zeeland

Mojacar, Spain

Mojácar is a municipality situated in the south east of the Province of Almería in southern Spain, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Mojácar has been inhabited by many different groups since antiquity. Several severe droughts brought about this drop in the town’s fortunes, with a consequent emigration to northern Spain, other parts of Europe and to South America. The depopulation of the town was halted in the 1960s when tourism began to reverse the trend.

see nearest port: Puerto De Carboneras, Spain

Lowestoft, United Kingdom

Lowestoft is a town in the English county of Suffolk. The town is on the North Sea coast and is the most easterly settlement of the United Kingdom. It is a port town which developed due to the fishing industry, and a traditional seaside resort. It has wide, sandy beaches, two piers and a number of other tourist attractions. Whilst its fisheries have declined, the development of oil and gas exploitation in the southern North Sea in the 1960s led to the development of the town, along with nearby Great Yarmouth, as a base for the industry.

see port of: Lowestoft, United Kingdom

San Diego, United States

San Diego is a major city in California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. San Diego’s commercial port and its location on the United States-Mexico border make international trade an important factor in the city’s economy. The city is authorized by the United States government to operate as a Foreign Trade Zone. Historically tuna fishing and canning was one of San Diego’s major industries, and although the American tuna fishing fleet is no longer based in San Diego, seafood companies are still headquartered there.

see port of: San Diego, United States

Sandown, United Kingdom

Sandown is a seaside resort town and civil parish on the southeast coast of the Isle of Wight, England. Originally Sandown was of only military significance as its wide sandy beaches offers a landing place for invasion. Today Sandown esplanade boasts some fine Victorian and Edwardian hotels which overlook the golden sands of the beach below. In recent years, the town has started to experience urban decay as many of the hotels began to close and be replaced with Care homes, driving away tourists.

see nearest port: Portsmouth Harbour, United Kingdom

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Port of Spain, is the capital city of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the country’s third-largest municipality, after Chaguanas and San Fernando. The city is also home to the largest container port on the island and is one of several shipping hubs of the Caribbean, exporting both agricultural products and manufactured goods. Today, Port of Spain is a leading city in the Caribbean region.

see port of: Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago

Saumlaki, Indonesia

Saumlaki is the largest town in the Tanimbars. The town is growing where Christian missionaries’ influences can be found everywhere. The port of Saumlaki is on the south coast of Yamdena. The western part of the island is still swampy and less hilly compared to its east side.

see port of: Saumlaki, Indonesia

Ambon, Indonesia

Ambon Island is part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. It consists of two territories. The main city and seaport is Ambon, which is also the capital of Maluku province and Maluku Tengah. Cassava and sago are the chief crops. In addition to these, hunting and fishing supplement the local diet. The whole economy of Ambon Island is starting to shift out of the “Old Towne” (Kota Lama) toward Passo, which is the newly appointed central business district of the island region.

see port of: Ambon, Indonesia

Tokyo, Japan

Since 1998, the Port of Tokyo has been the international trade port in Japan that has continuously handled the most containers used in foreign trade. The Port of Tokyo is now one of the world’s major ports and is connected through a network of regular container shipping routes, functioning as the core distribution hub supporting the development of industry and the lives of residents in the metropolitan area.

see port of: Tokyo, Japan

Cilegon, Indonesia

Cilegon is a major coastal industrial city in Banten province, Indonesia. The other name for Cilegon is “Steel City” since the city is the largest steel producer in Southeast Asia, about 6 million tons of steel produced each year in the Industrial Area Krakatau Steel, Cilegon. Additionally Cilegon is one of the vital state objects.

see nearest port: Merak Mas Terminal

Port Colborne, Canada

Port Colborne is a city on Lake Erie, at the southern end of the Welland Canal, in the Niagara Region of southern Ontario, Canada. Originally called Gravelly Bay, after the shallow, bedrock-floored bay upon which it sits, the modern City of Port Colborne traces its roots back to the United Empire Loyalist settlements that grew up in the area following the American Revolution. In more recent years, Port Colborne has been successful attracting new industry. However, the economy has gradually shifted towards tourism and recreation.

see port of: Port Colborne, Canada

Saint Renan, France

Saint-Renan is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. In 1276 the city called “Saint-Renan du Tay”, was sold to the Duke of Brittany. In 1340 he created a court of justice under the designation of the Ducal Bar of Saint-Renan and Brest. The city becomes Royal in 1532, after the merging of Brittany and France. With the creation of the court of justice, Saint-Renan became the capital of the Seneschalsy.

see nearest port: Brest, France

Kupang, Indonesia

Kupang is the capital of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara. It is the biggest city and port on the island of Timor. The formal sector of the manufacturing sector in the Kupang area is mainly based on the cement industry. The export and import of goods from the local port is also an important part of the regional economy. Kupang is also the first port of call for yachts in the annual Sail Indonesia rally.

see port of: Kupang, Indonesia

Mtwara, Tanzania

Mtwara is the capital city of Mtwara Region in southeastern Tanzania. In the 1940s, it was planned and constructed as the export facility for the disastrous Tanganyika groundnut scheme, but was somewhat neglected when the scheme was abandoned in 1951. As part of the development associated with the failed Tanganyika groundnut scheme, Mtwara features a deep-water port that can accommodate ocean-going vessels, and a range of large municipal buildings, including a post office. Recent improvements in the port made it possible for big container ships to berth there.

see port of: Mtwara, Tanzani

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, the smallest capital of the European Union, is now the island’s major commercial and financial centre and is visited daily by throngs of tourists eager to experience the city’s rich history. Grand Harbour, also known as the Port of Valletta, is a natural harbour on the island of Malta. It has been greatly improved with extensive docks and wharves, and has been massively fortified. A considerable part of Malta’s commercial shipping is now handled by the new free port at Kalafrana,

see port of: Valletta, Malta


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