Welcome to the first edition of the FleetMon Maritime Gallery. Each month, you’ll find a special section on our blog featuring the best maritime photos in a certain category. You’ll not only get to view the most popular photos being voted by our community for “Photo of the Week” and “Photo of the Month”. You also have the chance to view special shots and photos which are less popular but in the same way extraordinary.
This month, we’ll start with showcasing a selection of the best tugboat photos in our monthly Maritime Gallery. Enjoy great vessel photography!
Each month, we announce an update on how we extended our terrestrial AIS coverage worldwide. Become an AIS Partner and contribute to Global Maritime Transparency. Please have a look at our latest achievements on the AIS receiving station network.
In 2021, we started to put the spotlight on our passionate ship spotters. Each month, we introduce another ship spotter or maritime enthusiast of FleetMon.com on the corporate blog. In March, you’ll meet Malcolm Cranfield (User name: Cranfield) from Great Britain.
He became a member of our community in September 2020 and uploaded 55 vessel photos for 33 different ships to FleetMon. Malcolm has an extensive maritime background spanning his entire life.
Each month, you get an update on how we extended our terrestrial AIS coverage worldwide. Become an AIS Partner to contribute to global maritime transparency. We announce the latest achievements of our AIS receiving station network.
New AIS stations and port coverage
Have a look at the new terrestrial AIS stations and port coverage we gained in the last quarter of 2020 until February 2021.
After such a chaotic and crazy year like 2020, we started the new year by returning to what we at FleetMon.com truly care about. The answer came to mind immediately – Our community, of course! It is all those great people enjoying their time uploading unique vessel images and adding vessel information to the datasheets. You guys add value to our platform every day! Therefore, from now on, we would like to put the spotlight on our community members, introducing one ship spotter or maritime enthusiast every month on the corporate blog.
The community is growing! This month, we start with a new member joining FleetMon.com in September 2020: Ship spotter phduck2k from Greece. He uploaded 120 vessel photos already and has been ship spotting practically all his life.
A software developer voluntarily supporting seafarers
Applying to become an AIS Partner was super easy. I just filled out the form, and shortly afterwards an AIS support member reached out to me. I sent FleetMon my shipping address, picked up the station from the post office, and connected all the components. My office has a high elevation and line-of-sight to the harbour, so I just mounted the antenna, plugged the antenna into the AIS receiver, and then plugged the receiver into my router.
Summer is almost over! This year, we definitely had a lack of socialising & Team events with our favourite crew. In late August finally, we chartered the KAEPP N BRASS for a special get-together. What a fun and legendary JAKOTA | FleetMon Summer Sail 2020. Enjoy our little photo gallery.
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.
Are you spending more time at home than you would like to? Make the best out of it. We felt like returning something to our users. Therefore we dropped the daily time limits for Open Users. Open Users (free accounts) can use the FleetMon Explorer beyond 15 minutes per day. Feel free to track your favourite vessels all day every day until 1 June – no costs involved.
We show you three activities on FleetMon made for real ship lovers to get Coronavirus pandemic out of your head.
Global Coronavirus led to minimizing public life and impacts our habits as well. Many people are not only forced to stay in quarantine at home but also voluntarily hide themselves away with their families. We show you three activities on FleetMon made for real ship lovers. To all the pilots, navigators, seafarers, long-term crew members, and ship spotters: Now is the perfect time to become involved in our community-based platform to forget the Coronavirus madness for a while.