Spire Maritime Predicted Routing

Details of the Spire Maritime Routing Features

Predicted Route And Calculated ETA To Destination Port
For premium subscribers only, Predicted Routing and Predicted ETA at a matched destination port will be returned as demonstrated below in the Spire Sense Vessels API. 
The ETA provided in AIS can often be missing or not kept up to date when the vessels want to delay providing updated information or hide their ETA for commercial reasons. In these instances Spire predicted ETA can show the real ETA. Also when the ETA is reported correctly, Spire Predicted ETA helps validate that it is correct.
 
For in depth analysis of the value of these features see our blog stories
 
Trial Access
Sample the features of Spire's Predict AI - Routing for free with our ETA Route Calculator shown below. Register here https://insights.spire.com/port-eta-distance-calculator   to test all the features of Spire's Predict AI - Routing for free .
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Routing Algorithm
When a vessels AIS reported destination port is matched for a vessel, we predict the route it will take from it's current position to the matched port location.  Matched destination ports are detailed in the FAQ article here

The algorithm is based on machine learning from historic tracks of similar vessels. For dry bulk vessels the predicted route takes account of the vessel size, for other vessels the shortest route is returned.

The following data is added to the premium Vessels API response:

           "predicted_route": {

                "distance": "141.0",

                "ETA": "2020-05-14 01:48:04"

                "time_of_calculation": "2020-05-13 12:00:10.974008" 

                "start_position": {

                                       "type": "Point",

                                       "coordinates": [ -87.51667, 18.85167 ]

                                    },

                "end_position": UNLOCODE,

                "route": { "type": "LineString",

                       "coordinates": [ [4.65874, 54.27595], [4.4617, 54.0367],

                                                [4.4025, 53.795], [4.4683, 53.56], [4.5325, 53.3921],

                                                [4.41, 53.187075], [4.3283, 52.965],

                                                [4.25585, 52.84915], [4.16415, 52.7],

                                                [4.125, 52.5017], [4.045425, 52.302525],

                                                [4.01415, 52.05915], [4.0, 52.0]

                                              ] },

                                 }

 

Below is a plot of many sample routes returned by Predict AI Route, showing the predicted routes from a sample of vessels recognised with a destination of Rotterdam

Release Notes
Release 1. In the initial release July 2020, routing is only provided to dry bulk ports. Other ports which do not handle dry bulk will be added in future updates.
Release 2. September 2020, routing is only provided for all ports and all types of vessels
Customer Support
If you have any questions about this feature upgrade then please reach out to the Spire Sales Engineering team using our client request web form here https://spire.com/developers/support/