Show vessels eligible for Expected Arrivals under Vessel Database

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    Vlada (she/her)

    Dear Terry,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to post your detailed feedback!

    This helps us to make our services even better. Here at MarineTraffic, we value the experience and the comments of our users as they assist us to evolve further. You can rest assured that your feedback has been already shared with our competent team.

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    Terry Shin

    Thank you for your reply. I have been using Marine Traffic for a long time and have inquired about this issue over several years. But, for some reason, the answers do not change. Let me address this issue for the last time.

    One of the greatest potential values of Marine Traffic is allowing one to understand real-time global SUPPLY/DEMAND and PAST/CURRENT/FUTURE international trade flow.

    However, from the current Marine Traffic services:
    1) In order to understand the current global supply, I have to use the Vessel Database to list the vessel based on TIMESTAMPS within a certain period. (Vessel Database is the only source for this purpose.)
    2) In order to understand the past trade flow, I have to use the Vessel Database to compare daily changes in the LOAD CONDITION or DRAUGHT data. (Expected Arrivals and Port Calls are not optimal for this purpose.)
    3) In order to understand the current trade flow, I have to use the Vessel Database to screen vessels that recently arrived at their destinations based on VESSEL STATE. (VESSEL STATE is shown only in the Vessel Database, and Expected Arrivals miss thousands of vessels that recently arrived at their destinations. In contrast, Port Calls include those vessels that arrived at a port for purposes (e.g., bunkering) other than loading/unloading)
    4) In order to forecast the future trade flow, I have to use Expected Arrivals because the Vessel Database does not differentiate those expected to arrive in the future.

    For many years, I have wanted to see this streaming process of the real world under one frame without jumping from page to page. If you can merge the Vessel Database and Expected Arrivals, it will resolve all issues above.

    Please let users decide the purpose of their pages with those customizable buttons instead of you trying to decide the purposes of the Vessel Database and Expected Arrivals and consequently limiting the potential of Marine Traffic data.

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    Vlada (she/her)

    Dear Terry,

    Thank you for elaborating on your suggestion!

    You can rest assured that everything in your response has been forwarded along with your initial feedback to our dedicated team.

    We really appreciate your interest in MarineTraffic and thank you once more for sharing with us your ideas.

    If you need any assistance in the future or have any questions, we are always here for you!

    Kindest regards,
    Vlada

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