Anatec manage the ShipRoutes database which provides information on shipping movements within UK and international waters based on significant R&D work including analysis of AIS surveys, radar surveys, passage plans and sailing directions. The system operates within a GIS environment which allows our engineers to obtain details on shipping routes passing any offshore site around the world. Past shipping studies include offshore locations in the following waters:

  • North Sea (UK, Norway, Netherlands, etc.)
  • Irish Sea
  • Baltic Sea
  • Mediterranean
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • South China Sea
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Campos Basin
  • Gulf of Thailand
  • Caspian Sea
  • West Africa
  • Gulf of Suez
  • ROPME Region (including Qatar & Iraq)

The shipping data has been used for:

  • Collision risk assessment
  • Managing shipping hazards
  • Applying for consent to locate
  • Performing marine risk assessments

The type of information that can be obtained from this system includes:

  • Number of routes passing within a client defined range of a site/area
  • Departure and destination ports for each route
  • Passing range and bearing per route
  • Vessel type and size distribution per route
  • Ship names and operators

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further details on this service.


ShipRoutes Software Interface