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Assembly of Nations
Agency for Maritime Organization
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Address Platz der Versammlung der Nationen 1
9855 Grünwick
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The Assembly of Nations Agency for Maritime Organization (ANAMO) is a specialized agency of the Assembly of Nations responsible for regulating (multinational) shipping and standardize port facilities. ANAMO's develops and maintains a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping which includes technical co-operation, environmental concerns, legal matters, safety and maritime security.

Maritime transport types

Ships which are used for maritime transport are regulated by ANAMO. Different ship types can be distinguished by propulsion, size or cargo type and can be categorized as follows:

  • Passengers ships:
    • Cruise ships are passenger ships used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. Cruising has become a major part of the tourism industry, with millions of passengers each year.
    • Ocean liner is a passenger ship designed to transport people from one seaport to another along regular long-distance maritime routes according to a schedule. Ocean liners may also carry cargo or mail, and may sometimes be used for other purposes.
  • Cargo ships:
    • Bulk carriers are cargo ships used to transport bulk cargo items such as ore or food staples (grain, rice, ...) and similar cargo. They can be recognized by the large box-like hatches on their deck, designed to slide outboard for loading. A bulk carrier could be either dry or wet.
    • Container ships are cargo ships that carry their entire load in truck-size containers. They carry the majority of the world's dry cargo. Most container ships are propelled by diesel engines, and have crews of between 10 and 30 people.
    • A Multi-purpose ship (sometimes called a general cargo ship) is used to transport a variety of goods from bulk commodities to break bulk and heavy cargoes. To provide maximum trading flexibility they are usually geared and modern examples are fitted for the carriage of containers and grains. Generally they will have large open holds and tweendecks to facilitate the carriage of different cargoes on the same voyage.
    • Refrigerated ships are cargo ships typically used to transport perishable commodities which require temperature-controlled transportation, mostly fruits, meat, fish, vegetables, dairy products and other foodstuffs.
    • Roll-on/roll-off ships are cargo ships designed to carry wheeled cargo such as automobiles, trailers or railway carriages. They have built-in ramps which allow the cargo to be efficiently "rolled on" and "rolled off" the vessel when in port.
    • Tankers are cargo ships for the transport of fluids, such as crude oil, petroleum products, liquefied petroleum gas, liquefied natural gas and chemicals, also vegetable oils, wine and other food.

Primary Maritime Routes

Primary Maritime Routes (PMR) are first level shipping routes specified by ANAMO to organize shipping in regions with much traffic (straits, close to coasts). They are mandatory for all multinational shipping routes and connect major nodes (ports, straits).

Entrance of the ANAMO building in Grünwick with Memorial to Seafarers OGFmapicon.png map

Ship registration and flag state

According to international laws every merchant ship must be documented and registered in a country, called its flag state.

Main flag states

Shipping routes with missing flag state

Some more issues

Technical parameters for cargo shipping lines

Container ship with a capacity of many thousand PPE
  • minimal curve radius ~4 NM (7.41 km)
  • minimal distance from coast ~6 NM (11.11 km)
  • maximum average speed of cargo ships ~30 kn (55.56 km/h)

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Nautical mile

Historical definition of one nautical mile

A nautical mile (abbreviated as NM) is a unit of measurement used mainly for marine and air navigation. It is also the unit used for the definition of territorial waters. The derived unit of speed is the knot, one nautical mile per hour. Historically, the nautical mile was defined as one minute (1/60 of a degree) of latitude along any line of longitude. Since 1911 the international nautical mile is defined as exactly 1852 meters.

See also

{For collaboration only}

(Somehow) involved users

Major seafaring nations
Large country and seafaring plays an important role

Tagging ports

Tagging shipping lines