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How do you know where a vessel has been if its AIS transponder is turned off?

We record a timestamp for the vessel’s AIS data and the last time we received a signal. This is visible on a vessel’s page or in the Map module if you have access to it. If a gap in the signal occurs, it will show on the map. Once signal is regained, the vessel’s route will be plotted. Users who subscribe to our “Alerts” subscription can setup AIS alerts to notify them of a loss in signal.

Can I track multiple ships in a single mapping search?

Yes, first you will need to search for the vessels that you are looking to track either by entering the name or IMO, company name or portfolio name. From this, click “Track” at the right-hand side of the screen. This will allow you to track these vessels over user selected time periods and parameters.

How can I set up bespoke zone alerts?

“Mapping” and “Zone Alert” subscribers can use preset zones (i.e. Country, Port, Sanction Zone) or create a “user defined” zone specific to your account in any location on the global map. To create a new alert, use “Mapping Alerts” under the “Alerts” tab.

What does it mean by “Last Stoppage Type”?

Vessels commonly complete a number of different operations at several ports between load and discharge events occurring. These different operations are called "Stoppages” and include events such as bunkering, waiting to load, at anchor, idle etc. These chains of Stoppages create “Journeys”. VV Journeys start when cargo is loaded and end when cargo is discharged. The last Stoppage type refers to the last time the vessel stopped sailing and had an assigned Stoppage type.

What is a Cargo Mile?

A Cargo Mile is a measure of transportation work. It is calculated by multiplying the cargo quantity carried by the distance the cargo travelled in nautical miles. This figure is measured in “bn MT-NM” or “billion metric tonnes – nautical miles”.

How does the predicted destination work?

Our destinations logic predicts the future location of a vessel at any moment in time. It uses a combination of both current and historical AIS data, GIS data and behavioral algorithms to predict the next vessel destination.

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