Category Archives: Traffic

Port Traffic

After Musing about creating an update to the One Month of Traffic map from November 2011 – last week i hinted that an update was underway. Well its done. and the final product can be seen above.

(Above) Close up of the inner Harbour.

(Above) Activity at Halifax Shipyard – Note the  tugs moving a vessel into the graving dock (Below) the ferry tracks. You can actually see the individual paths on both sides of the Gang plank.

As Promised, I also wrote a separate post about how the map was created.

One Month of Traffic – August 2016

After Musing about creating an update to the One Month of Traffic map from November 2011 – I went  back into the data archives, and found the last full month I have August 2016.

So Above is a first look at the data, without context. the 2016 map the data set was huge – 4.6 million lines in the text file – 509mb in size, 2.5 times bigger then the 2011 Map. More vessels now carry AIS – including the ferries, which you can see fanning out in the middle of the map.

As part of this Update, I also have been documenting how I built it, in detail, which will become its own post. If you want to play now, I am giving away the point data above. you can download it here: http://halifaxshippingnews.ca/AugPoints.csv (.csv 115mb) the data includes Lat/Long, Date/time and ships MMSI.

Traffic Tieups Due to NY Port Closure.

A rare Sight, a very lightly loaded OOCL Antwerp is at anchor in the basin for a few Hours this Morning. Halifax is suffering from a traffic jam, as a result of the Sandy induced Port Closure in New York.

Italy Express (right) is Tied up, Scheduled to depart later today bound for NY. Duseldorf Express (left) was likely also affected, and is taking bunkers. Zim Panama is also waiting for Halterm in the outer anchorage.

Photos to Come.

Below OOCL Antwerp Boarding her Pilot to move to Fairview cove in place of Italy Express


One Month Of Traffic Visualized

The Image above is all traffic in Halifax Harbour, for the month of November 2011. (1:150000 scale)

the images were produced from the position data of the various vessels transiting the harbour. the individual points were joined to form lines, then overlaid on Halifax in Arcgis.
(Below 1:7500 scale HalTerm)

 

Misc Traffic

Bulker Torm Pacific Arriving to anchor in the Basin.

MM707 Towing a Towed sensor Array

CFAV Quest, Sailing in Circles in the basin. recent reports have her returning from a t rip to European Waters. There are photos of her in the Kiel Canal.

More Men on Ladders – boarding a Frigate:

The Rickmears Soeul also tied up at halterm with a load of wind turbines this past week. I have Junk Photos (mostly fence) so I wont bother posting them.

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