The International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires all vessels over 299GT to carry an AIS (Automatic Identification System) transponder on board, which transmits their position, speed and course, among some other static information, such as vessel’s name, dimensions and voyage details. The King Abdullah Port Live Ship tracking map displays this AIS data in real time. Citizens and Port officials can use this map to visualize port activity, and retrieve information with regards to which ships are visiting their city.

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