Articles written by Lars Brandstäter

33rd “Peter Gast Schiffahrtsregatta” 2015, sailing race event of the German Maritime Industry

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The FleetMon team joined together with Llyod’s Register to attend and compete in the 33rd Peter Gast Schiffahrtsregatta, an event which started years ago with only a small number of friends taking part at this race.



Today competing against 120 vessels, and more than 1000 maritime shipping professionals from a starting location in Germany to Denmark. The event was exciting with many laughs, tears and joy spread over the two day event, which was shared by all who participated.

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Update: New Terrestrial AIS Stations June 2015

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Santana Madeira, Portugal

Situated in the north coast of the Madeira Island there is a Marine Reserve programme called “Rocha do Navio” which offers its visitors moments of tranquillity and rest as well as a number of activities such as underwater spearfishing and line fishing, picking limpet and periwinkle, and amateur scuba diving. Now you can all see the passing vessel movements on FleetMon.


Deventer, Netherlands

Deventer is a centuries-old Hanseatic town by the banks of the river IJssel. The city embodies its long and rich history, with magnificent monuments, handsome squares and old museums, with a very enjoyable atmosphere. During 1000-1500 Deventer grew as a city due to it being able to handle large ships in port. After a decline in growth the city moved to a more industrial movement. Today you can see local ship movements online through Fleetmon’s network.

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GEORG BUECHNER sunk, AIS track of her last moments here available

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130528 GEORG BUECHNER AJAKS - foto copyright #5987
Polish Coast Guard confirms that GEORG BUECHNER sank at approximate position 54.55871’N / 18.31,308’E in unknown depth northeast off Rozewie Lighthouse.
This is the position indicated in below screenshot. Navigational warnings issued. Foto:

actions possible: pickup seamen

main image of situation

Google Earth view with timestamps and position

FleetMon offers this AIS recordings as a GoogleEarth file

FleetMon Record: Ajaks_2013-05-31.kmz

We would be glad to hear about results of your analyzes and new opinions!

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Business Register: Advertise in more ports

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Good news for suppliers, agents and other providers of nautical-technical services: The FleetMon Business Register now supports advertising your company in multiple ports at once.

For those already registered: Conveniently manage your entries from the main Business Register page: Choose your entry from the table and click “Edit this entry” to add further ports.

FleetMon Pro and Unlimited subscribers can advertise their company in up to 5 ports. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need broader coverage.

More information on the company register can be found in our previous post.

On the heels of agricultural goods flow: The FleetMon Agricultural Commodities Trading Database

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Croatian bulk carrier SPLIT arrived in the Belgian port of Ghent a few days ago. What is its cargo, where did it come from?

FleetMon knows: It carried agricultural commodities. Our new Agricultural Commodities Trading Database holds records on bulk shipments of over 90 different commodities between over 100 countries. Both past and current shipments are listed, and it is easy as usual on to drill down the results and look for a specific ship, a certain commodity group, or shipments to a certain port or market.

So, what do we know about SPLIT’s cargo? Pull up the database, and here we are: It carried 27’500 tons of rapeseed from the Ukrainian port of Odessa to the Western European market. Awaited on 2012-10-25, it arrived well on time.

Did SPLIT engage in other transports of agricultural commodities over the last months? Which ports does it call to regularly? And what other goods are going to be shipped from Odessa to Belgium? What quantities of sunflower seeds are currently under way? All these question can be readily answered with the database.

The close integration with the FleetMon Vessel Database and AIS tracking opens undreamt-of possibilities in the analysis of commodity trades. Up-to-date position information allows to make informed decisions and react early on delays, ETA changes and incidents.

We are proud to offer our users this fantastic new perspective on the world’s commodity flows today. To access the database, just subscribe to our Agricultural Commodities service via the order page (not included in Pro or Unlimited plans) or request a free trial.

Use the Voyage Log to get a detailed track of the shipment