MarineTraffic Blog

An incredible journey for a great cause

One of the most enjoyable aspects of working at MarineTraffic is receiving the hundreds of emails and messages from satisfied customers each week, telling us about how they use our service. It gives the entire team great pleasure to know that our hard work is helping people around the world.

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Creating green energy ports for the future

Sustainability and environmental protection are widely recognised as fundamental by international organisations, communities and port-cities. Just like  nation states, maritime organisations and the industry must adapt to stringent sulphur limits in fuel and greenhouse gas reduction goals. Indeed, and in alignment with recent regulations (IMO, EC), ports increasingly commit, through

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Marine Gallery – July 2017

Welcome to the Marine Gallery of July 2017, 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. We encourage everyone to submit photos by

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Academia and industry team up to advance innovation

Academic-Industry relations contribute to the advance of national and regional innovation systems. It is considered by many as a necessary engine towards knowledge-based societies and economies. The recognised benefits include a growth in the competitiveness of businesses in addition to the relevance and innovativeness of academic research. Also, the creation

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Celebrating the world’s invisible workforce

Seafarers Matter. The theme for this year’s Day of the Seafarer (25 June) could not be more apt. An annual celebration, it gives the shipping industry the chance to recognise and promote the unique contribution our seafarers make to world trade and civil society. At Sailor’s Society, we’re passionate about

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Ready for another World Port Hackathon

It is time for the fifth World Port Hackathon, our first lustrum! For the last three editions, MarineTraffic has been a proud partner of this event full of energy. Looking back at the previous editions we can proudly say that the World Port Hackathon has grown towards an event that

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Qatar and the legal implications for shipping

A war of words exploded on 5th June as Saudi Arabia and three of its biggest allies (the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain) severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. Riyadh accused Qatar of backing radical Islamist groups and since then Libya, Yemen and the Maldives have also joined in the

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Marine Gallery – June 2017

Welcome to the June 2017 Marine Gallery, 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. We encourage everyone to submit photos by signing

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