Five reasons shipping incidents make great headlines

There is a recipe for the perfect news story – a story that attracts viewers, generates clicks and gets shared. While the formula varies slightly, the key ingredients are remarkably uniform across cultures and demographics. Shipping incidents have always provided all the ingredients of a perfect story in one easy[…]

Making a Weather Routed Voyage Planner openly available

Two months ago MarineTraffic signed an MOU with NAPA, the global maritime software, services, and data analysis provider to work together to create a voyage planner with a cloud-based Weather Routing solution. This new offering will give all MarineTraffic users access to the most reliable algorithmically generated weather routes customised[…]

Marine Gallery August 2018

Welcome to the Marine Gallery of August 2018, 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[…]

Going deeper with Digital

In recent years there’s been an explosion in the amount, and availability, of maritime-related data. Tracking services, like MarineTraffic, have brought extraordinary visibility to ship movements worldwide, taking us from being clueless as to what’s happening at sea, to being able to pinpoint the location of all ocean-going vessels in[…]