7 March 2014

Based on feedback from their customers and stakeholders, Shoreham Port has improved access to up-to-date shipping information and has re-configured the ‘Shipping’ page on their website. The page now features a live interactive map which enables users to track vessels with real time information in and outside the port, rather than just a static details listed.

The map is easy to use with each vessel symbolised by a coloured diamond icon. By left clicking on one of the vessel icons, users can view detailed information about each vessel. The speed, course, destination and estimated time of arrival (ETA) of every vessel entering and leaving Shoreham Port is visible and further details can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Vessel’s Details’ link.

Installing the live map means users can access vessel information 24 hours a day, unlike with the previous spreadsheet layout where information could only be updated as and when information was received from the vessels.

Julian Seaman, Harbour Master at Shoreham Port commented “Automatic identification systems (AIS) were initially intended to help vessels avoid collisions, as well as in assisting port authorities to achieve better control of sea traffic within their jurisdiction. Now, at a glance our customers and stakeholders can see which vessels are in the Port or outside awaiting the tide to enter.”

The new map can be viewed via www.shoreham-port.co.uk/Shipping-and-vessel-movements-Shoreham-Port-UK. The shipping information will continue to be displayed on Shoreham Port’s notice boards, located near the lock gates.  If you have any queries regarding using the map please contact the main office on 01273 598100.     

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