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- w:Ship (high sulphur / low sulphur diesel), (ocean or inland) Identified by w:IMO number or ship name.
- w:Train (electricity or diesel)
- Lorry (diesel or biofuel)
- Truck (diesel or biofuel)
- Van (diesel or biofuel)
- Car (fuel, diesel, biofuel, natural gas, solar or electricity)
- Airplane (kerosine, biokerosine mix)
- Animal (produce)
- Human (produce, animal)
- Sail (wind)
Ecologicality of modes of transport
Sea vessels are basically very ecological even if the transported distance goes into the thousands or tens of thousands of km.
Rail traffic is practically free, at least for heavy cargo, to operate once the huge investment of building a rail network is done.
Trucks consume a lot of fuel, especially for heavy things. Studies have found that the larger the truck is, relatively it consumes more energy.
Airplane is the most unecological way to transport things as the CO2 footprint is very high for aircargo.
Figuring out transportation distances
So if you know of any open content sources to get road/railroad/ship/airtravel distances between places it would be most welcome.
Figuring out energy efficiency
Various ship-tracking services exist that get their data feed from w:Automatic identification systems. AIS tracking become mandatory on all ships since 2004  as IMO requires ships over 300 w:gross tonnage to install an AIS w:transponder on board. The transponder transmits vessel position, SOG and COG (speed and course over ground), ship name, ship size and next port of call.
AIS uses w:Maritime Mobile Service Identity codegroups for ship ID
An w:ENI number (European Number of Identification or European Vessel Identification Number) is a registration for ships capable of navigating on inland European waters. It is a unique, eight-digit identifier that is attached to a hull for its entire lifetime, independent of the vessel's current name or flag. (Wikipedia)
AIS tracking services
- AIS Data Exchange at AISHub.net[1st seen in 1] - AIS data sharing and vessel tracking by AISHub
- https://www.fleetmon.com/ - search by IMO, MMSI, vessel and port name
- https://www.marinevesseltraffic.com/ offers ship search, IMO, ENI, MMSI number search and also container and cargo tracking and cargo airline tracking
- Ship tracker & Find AIS online at radar-live.com
- https://www.shippingexplorer.net/ - live vessel tracking - android app iOS app
- https://www.vesselfinder.com/ VesselFinder free Android app VesselFinder Lite for iOS.
AIS tracking services for businesses
- MSC Container Tracker at vesseltracking.net
- Maersk Container Tracker at vesseltracking.net
- COSCO Container Tracking at vesseltracking.net
Sources of links