The topmost priority for geographies across the world, has witnessed a steep rise in the demand for AToN management & monitoring system, especially in Asia Pacific. Rising demand for the Automatic Identification System (AIS) in this region, besides the coastal scrutiny systems have further resulted in the proliferated growth of this market, which is anticipated to be valued at the US$ 2,404.3Mn through 2026.
Upcoming articles in this blog will include information about AIS (Automatic Identification System), AIS Transponders / Transceivers, AIS Class A, AIS Class B, AIS Base Stations, AIS AtoN (Aids to Navigation), AIS SART (Search and Rescue Transmitter), Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS), AIS Satellite, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Digital Selective Calling (DSC), Marine VHF Radio, Homeland Security, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), cargo payload, draught, capacity utilisation, maritime big data, bulk shipping, line-up reports, trade flow, commodity, satellite, naval architecture, fishing, sar, security, synthetic aperture radar, viirs, visible infrared imaging radiometer suite and other related issues.
Courtesy: BBC By Chris Baraniuk
Technology of Business reporter
1 February 2019
For a long time, being out at sea meant being out of sight and out of reach.
And all kinds of shenanigans went on as a result – countries secretly selling oil and other goods to countries they’re not supposed to under international sanctions rules, for example, not to mention piracy and kidnapping.
The problem is that captains can easily switch off the current way of tracking ships, called the Automatic Identification System (AIS), turning their vessels into “ghost ships”.
But now thousands of surveillance satellites have been launched into space, and artificial intelligence (AI) is being applied to the images they take.
There’s no longer anywhere to hide – even for ghost ships.
Samir Madani, co-founder of TankerTrackers.com, says his firm’s satellite imagery analysis has identified Iranian tankers moving in and out of port, despite US sanctions restricting much of the country’s oil exports.
He’s watched North Korea – which is limited by international rules to 500,000 barrels of refined oil every year – taking delivery of fuel via ship-to-ship transfers on the open ocean.
January 24, 2019
AXS Marine analyzes dry bulk shipping market
“In 2018, the dry bulk fleet comprised of 11,137 vessels performed a total of 92,733 voyages and transported 6.1 billion tons of cargo. The average ship carried therefore 65,786 metric tons per voyage and performed an average of 8.3 trips per year at an average ballast speed of 11.60 knots and even lower average laden speed of 11.05 knots,” reads the latest Alphabulk analysis –in exclusive alliance with MundoMaritimo- revealing the data provided by the Automatic Identification System (AIS). Continue reading Automatic Identification System data reveals increasing cargo demand in 2018→
Addresses: Centre for Applied Research, Norwegian School of Economics, Helleveien 30, 5045 Bergen, Norway ‘ UCL Energy Institute, University College of London, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN, UK ‘ UCL Energy Institute, University College of London, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN, UK
Abstract: The cargo payload of a merchant vessel is a crucial variable in calculating revenue for a particular voyage and estimating global trade flows for key commodities. However, due to the opaque nature of the industry, payload information is usually not publicly available. This research utilises, for the first time, vessel draught information reported by the automatic identification system (AIS) to estimate vessel payloads. The applicability and reliability of draught measurements from AIS captured via satellites and terrestrial receivers are addressed in the process of identifying the most efficacious way to estimate vessel payloads. Continue reading Estimating vessel payloads in bulk shipping using AIS data→
There are limitations with equipment which precipitate this issue; however, the major concern is with the lack of international laws to prohibit the use of AIS transponders. The IMO needs to take a stand on this issue and prohibit the use of AIS on anything other than a vessel. One solution could be designating AIS symbols for vessels and others for fishing nets, buoys, and other gear such as long lines, hydrographic survey or dredge equipment. This would allow the prudent mariner to differentiate between ships and other floating gear allowing for a reasonable assessment of a close quarters situation.
exactEarth AIS Payload on the PAZ Radar Satellite is Now Live
PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire
Dec. 7, 2018, 02:00 AM
Represents the first commercial and fully-operational AIS payload onboard a radar satellite
CAMBRIDGE, ON, Dec. 7, 2018 /CNW/ – exactEarth Ltd. (“exactEarth” or the “Company”) (TSX:XCT), a leading provider of satellite Automatic Identification System (“AIS”) data services announces that its advanced AIS payload onboard the Spanish radar satellite, PAZ, has completed its commissioning phase and is now fully-operational. The PAZ satellite is owned and operated by Hisdesat Servicios Estrategicos S.A. and hosts an AIS payload owned by exactEarth, which is the first commercial AIS payload to be in operation onboard a radar satellite.