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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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Ship Behavior Analysis for Real Operating of Container Ships Using AIS Data
1 Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
2 Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper is to understand the real activity and operating situation of container ships in order to improve navigation efficiency. The study focused on the navigation for an entire ship voyage to understand the real activity of container ships using the historical ship navigation based on Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, which is possible so as to unveil the characteristics of real ship activity. The analysis considers ship voyages in the Seto Inland Sea and its oceanic waters, which are the primary traffic routes for container transportation particularly for China, Japan, and South Korea. The results of this study can be used to improve the efficiency of container ships and develop a smoother maritime transportation.
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Citation note:
Gao X., Makino H., Furusho M.: Ship Behavior Analysis for Real Operating of Container Ships Using AIS Data. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 10, No. 2, doi:10.12716/1001.10.02.04, pp. 213-220, 2016

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