Welcome to the Marine Gallery of November 2021, a monthly segment on our blog featuring the five best pictures of every month, selected by members of the MarineTraffic Photo Moderators. These could include images of vessels, ports or lighthouses from around the world.
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Our trip around the globe through the amazing November pictures just started, and our first stop today is at the country which, according to Britannica, occupies 85% of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain.
Moving south-east, in the province of Murcia, someone finds Aguilas’ Port, and this picture reveals the true beauty of the area there.
According to MarineTraffic data, right now, there is only one vessel at the port and two more are expected later in the day, and the types of vessels regularly calling at Aguilas are mainly sailing boats (by 44%), fishing boats (by 28%), pleasure craft (by 20%) and trawler (by 4%).
Find even more pictures of the Spanish port here.
Next stop, Chile, and the port of Talcahuano, which remained a major port into the early 21st century. One of the main industries in the area is fishing and our data shows that 22% of all vessel types visiting this port are indeed fishing boats.
Through our platform, we find that 12 ships have arrived there within the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 13 ships at the port and another 2 are scheduled to make a port call at Talcahuano.
Check all interesting facts about the specific port here.
Moving on to one of the busiest container ports in the world, here is a great picture of the Busan New Port, also known as Pusan Newport, Republic of Korea.
Ouf of 58 vessels currently at the port, 18 are containerships and this comes as no surprise since 78% of all vessel types calling at Busan New Port are containerships. 11 more ships are expected to arrive in the next 24 hours and the last port call at this port was an hour ago (at the time of writing).
Want to know what’s the recorded maximum length of the vessels having entered this port? Find this and more here.
Now we are moving to Greece, a country widely known for its maritime activity since antiquity and more precisely to a large island that lies on the eastern side of the Aegean Sea, Chios.
As winter has reached the Northern Hemisphere, at the port of Chios, similar to other ports on the Greek islands, the traffic is limited as compared to the busy summer months, and only 6 vessels are currently there.
Wondering what types of boats usually visit Chios Port? Check this and enjoy more pictures of the area as well by clicking here.
To finish November’s “world tour through port pictures”, we kept this beautiful sunset last so we can all admire this photo that takes us to the Port of Darwin, in Australia.
With more than 60 vessels now in, we checked the types of vessels regularly calling at Darwin and found that 21% of those are sailing vessels, 11% pleasure craft, another 11% belongs to fishing boats and 9% goes to LNG tankers.
Find the expected arrivals to the port or the direction and speed of the wind that blows in the area among other useful information here.