Maps are perfect for visualising a lot of information, to get a quick overview and to focus. The idea of a map as a "mirror image of the reality" makes maps appear to be ideal tools for understanding complexity.
You can combine different map layers pending on your user case. For example; turn on the wind map layer and select all supra-max vessels and then create a route from one of the supra-max vessels AIS position to any port.
Search and find any vessel by IMO, MMSI or name, or select the type pf vessels (segment) you want to follow in real-time, like dry cargo, tankers, chemicals etc. Narrow the list by selecting sub-segment within each main segment like; panamax for dry cargo, Aframax for tankers, etc.
You can search for vessels by using criteria such as LOA, Beam, dwt, year built etc. If these are the vessels you daily follow, you can create a lists of the vessels, and add those lists as layers to your map.
View where the vessels have been trading in the past. A vessel voyage history log is attached to all the vessels so you quickly can find where a specific vessels have been trading in the past.
Click on any of the vessels and select the Vessel Voyage history, and you will find their track in the map.
Select marine weather layers such as wind, precipitation, currents and waves. Your will find the Beaufort scale for wind and Sea state scale for waves. The weather forecast is for the next 14 days and is updated every 24 hours (web only).
View the always updated sea ice condition or the anti-shipping activities which is updated every 24 hours.
Turn on the port layer and add some vessels or a vessel segments. Hover over vessels or ports in the map and find more data on the vessels or ports.
Select the canal layer and click on a canal to find information about the canal restrictions.
Turn on the canal congestion layer and find which type of vessels are waiting at anchorage to pass the Suez or the Panama canal.
Turn on the port layer and add some vessels or a vessel segments. Hover over or click on the vessels in the map to find information on a specific vessel.
Some prefer dark colours and some prefer light colours. Select the map colours you prefer.
If you want to study the vessels at anchorage and in a specific port; switch to satellite, add all vessel layers, and zoom in. Hover over or click on any of the vessels if you want to view more details about the vessels in port or at anchorage.
Select the ECA/SECA layers to find more details on the SOX/NOX areas. You will find the IMO defined zones and the national zones (Australia, South Korea, China, EU, Turkey). Click in the map and find the details.
Select National Economical Zones if you want to find which country controls the water.
Select Load line, International Navigating Limits (INL) or Polar code to study insurance conditions.
Click on any of the layers to find more detailed information.
If you want to find only tanker ports, then select tanker ports and you will find the tanker ports in your map.
If you want to find ports relevant for the type of vessel you operate, select dynamic port segments, and the ports will be changed automatically when you change between type of vessels (vessel segments and sub-segments).
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