Recently the maritime industry became aware of what has been stated in the media as “China’s terrestrial AIS data blackout”. Following two new data security laws in China, the reception of data from China became challenging. The new Data Security Law (DSL) and Personal Information Protection Law, both coming into effect on Nov 1, 2021, intend to increase government control over domestic and overseas companies collecting and exporting China’s data. Industry experts are concerned about how those changes might impact ocean supply chain visibility in China, especially taking into account the country’s leading role in global container shipping and coal and iron ore import. Besides, mainland China is home to six of the world’s ten largest container ports.
FleetMon collaborates with several Chinese companies and AIS Partners to receive terrestrial vessel position data from Chinese coastal waters. The new rules restrict foreign access to important data like vessels’ AIS signals collected in China without the government’s prior notice and approval. Some of our loyal AIS Partners and data sharers from China have paused transmitting data in fear of massive fines announced by the Chinese government in case of law violations.
Now, how severe is the impact of China’s new Data Security Laws on AIS coverage in the region?
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 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.
Today, the FleetMon Support Team was asked to investigate the build date of the vessel MARITIME CENTURY. The information was easy enough to find, so we spent a few additional minutes and checked a bit further. Here is what we discovered on the fly:
The MARITIME CENTURY, a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier, currently crosses the North Atlantic Ocean and is due to arrive at Amsterdam Port the 25th of November at 5 pm UTC. A quick glance into the vessel’s voyage log as captured via satellites revealed that the vessel’s last port of call was Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where it arrived after sailing the open sea for 2 weeks. The scheduled time of arrival was fully met and after a few hours in port the MARITIME CENTURY proceeded further north.
The online port call history of the ship, just one click away from the detailed vessel track and dating back till October 2011, gave us immediate insight into the intercontinental voyages of the ship. It mainly operated between Australian and East-Asian ports over the last 2 years. On its current voyage it now interlinks the port of Paranagua in Brazil, where it departured the 31st of October, with Europe. Read more…
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.
We have just finished the new pages for displaying your AIS Antenna reception statistics via your User profil. So please all you beloved sharers take a look at your graphical representation and feel free to comment on functionality and design.
The new website Fleetmon.com has just started, but our AIS coverage continues to grow: Welcome to new ports and areas with live ship traffic on Fleetmon.com, Fleetmon Explorer and Fleetmon mobile! This is the roundup of new stations to date:
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