Category "Updates"

FleetMon Explorer with best precision in AIS track display, vessel category = label color

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We are introducing a new shiny labeling display.

We made the display of the vessel tracks even more precise and introduced a new modus for the last track of a selected vessel. If the vessel is on its journey for more then 24h FM Explorer will recall the traveled route to the last port visited.
The new feature will give you more insight with just a single click.

detailed display of vessels track in FM Explorer

 

category colors in vessels name labels in FM Explorer

 

 

Colorful labels with the name of every vessel names
are making your monitoring live easier :-)
Read more…


¡FleetMon habla español e fala português!

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Finally, Fleetmon says “¡Bienvenido y Bem-vindo!” to the spanish and portuguese speaking world! We know there are a lot of you speaking these wonderful languages and we hope you enjoy the new translations as much as we do. You have feedback, suggestions or found a failure? Please let us know, we are always happy to improve!

We would like to thank all users and supporters who helped us translating over the last weeks – you made a great job and deserve the credit! Next milestones are French, Dutch and the Scandinavian languages.

You want to help us translating FleetMon into your language? Just get in touch with us!

 


Welcome to new AIS ports and areas! 2012-06

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Welcome to new ports and areas with live AIS ship traffic on Fleetmon.com, Fleetmon Explorer and Fleetmon mobile! Here is the overdue May/June 2012 roundup … thanks to all AIS partners and everybody involved for the kind cooperation!

  • Thailand, Laem Chabang — a busy container port and Thailand’s biggest
  • Sri Lanka, Colombo — named the largest port in Southern Asia
  • Mexico, Veracruz — more to come on the Gulf of Mexico. Come on guys, we’re eager to see the new antennas online ;-)
  • Peru, Puerto Ilo — Bienvenido Peru! First port in this impressing country that stretches from the Pacific ocean to 6’700 meters in the Andes Mountains.
  • Italy, Palermo
  • Lithuania, Klaipeda — stronger antenna in this busy Baltic port
  • not to mention the complete coverage of Panama Canal – enjoy !



 


New on FleetMon: Vessel speed statistics and validity hints

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With a small site update today, we are happy to announce two small but very useful new features on FleetMon.com.

For every active ship, FleetMon now records extensive speed statistics, so you can research average speed and maximum speed of about a quarter million vessels in the FleetMon Vessel Database right now!

Fleetmon knows average and maximum speed of more than a quarter milion vessels

Comparing “design speed” against the recorded, real-life speed and average performance is a most interesting and valuable information, for example in purchasing and chartering. Speed statistics values are available on Pro and Unlimited accounts.

Another new and practical feature are the new validity hints for vessel IMO number and Callsigns. Whenever Fleetmon comes across an IMO number or a call sign that it thinks is not valid — be it by transmission error or lazy configuration of the vessel’s AIS sender –, FleetMon will display a warning sign beneath it:

We hope that these new little tools are helpful for you! As always, let us know what you think about it – we’re looking forward to your feedback.


Hafengeburtstag: Best pic(k)s on the Photobox!

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A nice review of the Hamburg “Hafengeburtstag”, the traditional festival in celebration of Hamburg’s maritime heritage, has just been added to our ship lover’s photo app, the Fleetmon Photobox.

Enjoy some fine pickings from this event that show the famous “Schlepperballet” (tugs’ dance), the fire-fighting boats with their fountains, Aida cruise liners and much more on the Hamburg town skyline.

If you did not do so already, download the Fleetmon Photobox for iPhone/iPad and Android smartphones and tablets.
To see the Hafengeburtstag gallery, you may need to pull down the gallery list to the top to force a refresh.

The photos were kindly arranged by our fellow member Stevo, who also organizes regular ship spotting events in Dutch, Belgian and German ports. Recommended!


你好中国!(Hello China!)

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Today we have the pleasure to introduce the Chinese-speaking Fleetmon. Welcome, Chinese visitors, we hope this makes the Fleetmon website and tools much easier to use for you!

Start here: http://www.fleetmon.com/zh/
and inspect the large Chinese fleet in the FleetMon Vessel Database.

We are looking forward to your feedback on the translation. If you think that something could be rephrased more clearly, don’t hesitate to send your comments to support(at)fleetmon.com.

Please note: Vessel traffic in Chinese ports is accessible only to users with a “Pro” or “Unlimited” account.


2.000 miles on the sea: Yacht tracking on FleetMon

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FleetMon’s fellow member Rob is currently on a 2.000 mile sailing trip, helping transfer the 45 foot yacht Marathon from Barcelona in Spain to Falmouth in England.

Sailing is about the best thing you could do during these sunny days of May, and the FleetMon team here is a little jealous, to be honest ;-)

Rob took one of our FleetMon Satellite Tracking transponders on board so we can follow their trip closely right here on FleetMon.com. Having started in Barcelona on April 20th, they passed Gibraltar Strait on May 3rd and then sailed up the Portuguese and Spanish west coast, with stopovers in Quarteira, Cascais and Bayona (near Vigo). Entering the Bay of Biscay they faced strong winds up to force ten and had to change course to head into A Coruña in Galicia, Spain.

Every hour during their past trip, the small FleetMon Satellite transponder reports their position to FleetMon, so the crew’s friends and family can take part in the adventure and are always kept up to date about the ship’s whereabouts, either here on FleetMon.com or with the free FleetMon Satellite Tracking app for Android and iOS phones.

Because the transponders send via their own satellite communication, the Marathon’s position is guaranteed to come in even when on high seas, and it does not matter whether they are close enough to an AIS receiver station. Well, the Marathon does not even have an AIS sender, so the FleetMon Satellite tracker was the most convenient (and cheapest) tracking solution anyway! It is just the size of a cigar box and is battery powered, hence does not need any cabling. In fact, it does not even need to be installed: Rob told us he just put it somewhere under deck and switched it on.

The last leg of the trip will lead them across the English Channel to Falmouth. Due to bad weather the Marathon crew don’t know when they can set sails again yet, but we’ll keep you posted!

Dear Crew, we wish you a save trip over to Falmouth, and may there always be enough water beneath your keel! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

You can reach Rob by e-mail at rob(at)digital-seas.com. For questions on FleetMon Satellite Tracking and tracking your ship with FleetMon, feel free to contact support(at)fleetmon.com.

Please note: Rob send in some photos from the trip that normally cannot be published on FleetMon.com. These photos will be removed after the trip.


Follow “AIDAmar” on her trial route from Emden into the North Sea

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The AIDAmar reached the port of Emden without problems after leaving the Meyer Yard in Papenburg for here journey on the river Ems. The nineth cruise ship of AIDA Cruises from Rostock, Germany is scheduled for tests in the north sea, return is planned for the 15th of April.

On April the 17th the vessel will do the second round of tests, probably in the Skagerak like all trials of “Meyer Werft”. Planned finish is April the 20th, “AIDAmar” the will stay in Emden until the 3rd of May waiting for her “Clubnacht”.

With ETA Hamburg for the 4.5 – 6.5 und 6.5 – 8.5.2012 she is doing “Fanreisen” and another cruise for expediences.

Her baptise will be in Hamburg during the “Hafengeburtstag” on the 12 th of May 2012.
http://www.fleetmon.com/de/vessels/Aidamar_3221227


привет FleetMon – Hello Russia!

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Здравствуйте наши дорогие русскоговорящие пользователи! A warm Hello to our Russian-speaking users!

Как и обещали, мы предоставляем к вашим услугам FleetMon.com на русском языке и надеемся, что Вы останетесь довольны.

Конечно, нам нужно еще многое доработать: в нашем переводе имеются некоторые «пробелы», и возможно Вам будут встречаться опечатки и ошибки, которые мы еще не успели исправить.

Однако мы не хотим больше заставлять Вас ждать и  надеемся на Вашу поддержку. Чтобы сообщить нам об обнаруженных ошибках или поделиться с нами своими замечаниями и предложениями по поводу работы сайта, используйте следующую ссылку: http://www.fleetmon.com/contact

Мы ждем Ваших сообщений и будем работать над усовершенствованием нашего сайта!


As promised, we proudly present you FleetMon.com in Russian and hope you enjoy it.

Of course, there is still a “little” to do:
Our translation has some gaps and there are surely one or two typing errors and layout failures, we haven’t noticed so far.

However, we did not want to make you waiting any longer and now put our trust in your support. Please use the following link to inform us of any failures you find, improvements, suggestions and feedback: http://www.fleetmon.com/contact
We are looking forward to all your messages and will keep on improving!


We speak German too! Or at least pretend to…

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FleetMon spricht deutsch! Our fellow German users can now enjoy FleetMon in their mother tongue, as many of you have asked for.

This is only a start, further languages will follow soon. Since translation is always about taste & culture & personal opinion we’d like to hear from you.

FleetMon automatically switches to your preferred language. If you would like to switch, just scroll down to the bottom of any page and click on the tiny flag icons.

Our objective is to make FleetMon available to the entire world. With your help, we can achieve this goal. We use an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to translate as much, or as little, of FleetMon as you like. There is no minimum commitment.
Translate one line words or paragraphs or an entire page—it’s up to you.
If you would like to help translating FleetMon into your language, please give us a short ping here: http://www.fleetmon.com/contact

Next language to be released: Russian!

Status of FleetMon.com translations: