Meet FleetMon crew member Laurain Community by Tanja Lohrmann
I supply the database with a range of master data encompassing geographical elements such as ports and industrial zones which provide a reliable benchmark for the interpretation of AIS messages sent by vessels in the traffic area.
My name is Laura. I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and lived there until I finished my graduate degree. After school, I decided to come to Rostock, Germany for further study. I came to FleetMon after receiving the offer to translate the website into Bahasa Indonesia in early 2017. Being an Indonesian, wife of a seafarer, and a mother of two small kids, I saw the job offer perfectly aligns with my situation. The translation work opened the door into the fascinating world of FleetMon. So, when I was asked half a year later to join FleetMon, I didn’t hesitate to say yes to this sphere of family-friendly culture, vessel monitoring dynamic, and international development.
How do you contribute to global maritime transparency at FleetMon?
I supply the database with a range of global master data encompassing geographical elements such as ports and industrial zones which provide a reliable benchmark for the interpretation of AIS messages sent by vessels in the traffic area.
What is your relation to the Seven Seas?
When I came to Germany, I started to realize how fascinating the role of the shipping industry within the domestic connection and logistic network in Indonesia is. But it’s not until I’m married to a nautical officer that the shipping industry has become more of personal interest to me. It now plays a significant role in my homeland as well as in my home.
Do you miss Indonesia and its people?
If it weren’t for Covid-19, my last trip to Indonesia would have been early this year. Since it didn’t take place, I have not been to Indonesia for eight years now. The more thankful I am now for all the family visit that I have received during those years. However, I hope this pandemic will be over soon. The ability to be friendly to strangers and to share a smile or laugh during any daily encounter with people at work or in the neighborhood is characteristic for Indonesians. They live out the motto “Life is already tough enough, let’s talk about the joyous things in life” – to me, there is a sense of gratitude in about every encounter.
FleetMon is looking for AIS partners in Indonesia. Why is Indonesia an important location?
As the biggest archipelago in the world, Indonesia has always been the home of sailors – great ones. With the support of our growing network of AIS partners on-site, Indonesia can empower itself to become a great host for the global sailing community and shipping industry. The presence of AIS receiver stations on some geographically strategic onshore positions will be crucial to effective vessel monitoring. This process is necessary in the effort of maintaining maritime transparency. Vessel tracking enables efficient fleet management lowering costs on logistic supply chain as it reduces idle time caused by a discrepancy in time management.
If you live in a coastal area or have access to a high building near the waterfront, you are possibly one of the few privileged people who can host an AIS receiver station. We would be delighted to provide you with our AIS receiver station and all the needed equipment for free.
Just reach out to us, if you are interested in becoming an AIS Partner of FleetMon. Our international team will be glad to assist you. Besides, you can find insightful articles in the FleetMon Help Center library.