What is the significance of the MarineTraffic GT Grouped Ship Types?

The following table contains a list of grouped ship types per Gross Tonnage that get recorded in the MarineTraffic database.

They can be used as filters whenever API Service PS08 - Vessel Positions in a Custom Area is triggered.

 

ID TYPE_GROUPED_NAME
1 Aggregates Carrier
2 Anchor Handling Vessel
3 Asphalt/Bitumen Tanker
4 Bulk Carrier
5 Bunkering Tanker
6 Cable Layer
7 Cargo
8 Cement Carrier
9 Chemical Tanker
10 Container Ship
11 Crew Boat
12 Crude Oil Tanker
13 Dredger
14 Drill Ship
15 Fire Fighting Vessel
16 Fish Carrier
17 Fishing
18 Fishing Vessel
19 Floating Crane
20
Floating Storage/Production
21 General Cargo
22 Heavy Load Carrier
23 High Speed Craft
24 Icebreaker
25 Inland Passengers Ship
26 Landing Craft
27 Livestock Carrier
28 LNG Tanker
29 LPG Tanker
30 Military Ops
31 Navigation Aids
32 Obo Carrier
33 Offshore Structure
34 Offshore Vessel
35 Oil Products Tanker
36 Oil/Chemical Tanker
37 Ore Carrier
38 Special Craft
39 Special Cargo
40 Special Fishing Vessel
41 Special Passenger Vessel
42 Special Pleasure Craft
43 Special Tanker
44 Passenger
45 Passenger/Cargo Ship
46 Passenger Vessel
47 Patrol Vessel
48 Pilot Boat
49 Platform
50 Pollution Control Vessel
51 Pusher Tug
52 Reefer
53 Research/Survey Vessel
54 Ro-Ro/Passenger Vessel
55 Ro-Ro/Vehicles Carrier
56 Sailing Vessel
57 Search & Rescue
58 Service Vessel
59 Special Tug
60 Supply Vessel
61 Tanker
62 Training Ship
63 Trawler
64 Tug
65 Tug/Supply Vessel
66 Water Tanker
67 Yacht
68 Barge
69 Inland Tanker
70 Inland Cargo
71 Inland Tug
900 Unspecified
901 Navigation Aids
902 Other Fishing
903 Other Special Craft
904 High Speed Craft
906 Other Passenger
907 Other Cargo
908 Other Tanker
909 Other Pleasure Craft