exactEarth a provider of Satellite AIS data services, has announced that the final six payloads for its second-generation constellation, exactView RT, are now in operation. This completes the roll-out of the first global real-time Satellite-AIS service with a total of 58 operational satellite payloads and seven orbital spares. Continue reading exactEarth deploys final six satellite payloads
Written by defenceWeb – 11th Feb 2019
The Institute for Maritime Technology headquarters in Simons Town.
Armscor’s Institute of Maritime Technology (IMT) has made a significant breakthrough in the field of maritime safety and communications by installing the world’s first VDES base station, which allows significantly faster data transfers to and from ships, improving safety and maritime awareness.
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), VDES (VHF Data Exchange 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, visible infrared imaging radiometer suite (viirs), vessel tracking, ship tracking, communication 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.
“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