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MSFS 2020 Global AI Ship Traffic - GAIST Ultra V3

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This is Version 3.0 of the Global AI Ship Traffic Ultra. More than 400 new ships have been added since the last version bringing the number of unique ship models close to 900 and the number of ships including repaints close to 1800.  The route coverage has been expanded increasing traffic density though the focus is as usual to have diverse ship traffic according to what you could see in each region. To reduce the load on computer systems, the ship routes have in this version been included as separate regional packages, so you only need to install the routes in the area where you intend to fly. Also, the ship models have been prepared to work with a future Real Time Version of the project under development.


Among the new models in this version are several new cruise ships, and different types of fishing boats complementing the existing fleet of regional fishing vessels from around the world. Also, the increasing number of ultra-large container ships is reflected with new models and the fleet of oil and gas tankers expanded, and a number of ferries have been included in particular in the Pacific North West and in North Europe.


More than a hundred ferry routes are covered with their specific ferries, and you will find naval exercises with Navy ships from most regions. Watch a full-scale NATO landing exercise on the West Coast of the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark or the Brazilian or Chinese navies doing the same in their respective areas.


Watch the departure of a Tall Ship race from Saint-Malo, Kiel, or Sandefjord or an around-the-world sail race departing from Gothenburg... Go looking for Maersk Alabama in the exact spot she was attacked by pirates on the coast of Somalia as later depicted in the movie Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks. More than 40.000 ship movements ensure that the sea is no longer empty.


Models and textures by Erwin Welker, Jean-Pierre Fillion, Knud Kristoffersen, Martin Rueedi, Larry Robinson, Dexter, Milton Shupe, Manfred Siedler, Bernardo Barroso, Paul Donnelly, Finn Kristoffer, Didier ‘‘Lagaffe’’ Puentes, Andrew Thomsen, Kevair, Robystar, Antonio Diaz, Sebastien Viale, Alberto Garcia, Cxema, Pascal Dumat, Rick Keller, Lazarus Starkweather, Dave Garwood, Darren Lane, Jan de Jong, Henrik Nielsen, and more.


By Henrik Nielsen. Uploaded with his permission.


File name: ai-boats-ships-ai-msfs.zip




Before installation please remove all old versions of Global AI Ship Traffic / GAIST.


To install please unzip and drop the included files in your Community folder. You must as a minimum have the folder GAIST Ultra, which contains all ships, and one route package installed, but you can choose to have one or several route packages installed depending on where you fly. Ensure your traffic settings for Ships and Ferries are 5-10% to avoid conflicts with other AI ship traffic including default.


The route packages are


  • Gaist-Africa-Routes – including routes covering Africa's East and West Coast
  • Gaist-Mediterranean-Routes - including routes covering the Mediterranean Sea, the North Coast of Africa, and the Black Sea
  • Gaist-Euwest-Routes - including routes covering Western Europe from Gibraltar to Arkhangelsk
  • Gaist-IndianOcean-Routes - including routes covering from Suez Channel through the Red Sea and over the Arabian Gulf to India's East Coast
  • Gaist-Asia-Routes - including routes covering East Asian waters from Malacca Strait to Japan
  • Gaist-Latam-Routes - including routes covering Latin American coasts
  • Gaist-NorthAmericaCaribbean-Routes - including routes covering the Caribbean Sea, Mexican Gulf, and US and Canadian East and West Coast
  • Gaist-AustraliaOceania-Routes - including routes covering Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania


Some longer routes pass from one region to another so you might see more traffic by having neighboring packages installed.

Thanks to Henrik Nielsen for sharing this with us.
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   4 of 5 members found this review helpful 4 / 5 members

Magnifique addon Merci Henrik

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   7 of 9 members found this review helpful 7 / 9 members

I've had this addon since the beginning and I consider it the best free scenery for MSFS2020 ever. Add the Great Lakes package for the whole enchilada!

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   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

Great addon for MSFS2020. Makes the scenery more realistic and frame rate friendly.

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Fantastic add-on, your hardwork is much appreciated, many thanks.😀

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I cannot see any boat traffic anywhere. I put the main boat file and the Western Europe routes in the Community folder.

Is there another trick?

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Tx a lot Mr Nielsen! I follow your work since FSX. These add-ons are essential for realism. Congrats.

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This addon is an incredible added value for the MSFS 2020 and thus another step in the right direction. Many thanks for this great work.

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One of the most dramatic improvements to the MSFS world, bringing coastal areas to life with a fascinating array of nautical wonders!

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