Month: February 2016

Total 3 Posts

Deliberate grounding on Bramble Bank

14,000 teu containership  was nearing the end of its leg from Le Havre to Southampton  when it suffered loss of propulsion in the central Solent. A decision was made by the pilot and crew to ground the vessel on Bramble Bank, an arrow-head shaped sandbank in the central Solent. The[…]

MarineTraffic Density Map featured on BBC Newsnight

MarineTraffic Density Map featured on BBC Newsnight in the on Tuesday 19 January. The leading UK current affairs programme focused on the malaise that has beset the dry bulk sector, asking whether it is a potential warning sign of a new global recession. Information from the Baltic Exchange was used to highlight[…]

The Iranian tanker fleet prepares to move

Using MarineTraffic it is possible to track the Iranian tanker fleet and see when its VLCCs filled with oil start moving and hit the market There is a great deal being written in both the general media and maritime press on Iran’s tanker fleet. With many pieces of coverage focusing[…]