MarineTraffic Blog

Month: September 2016

Total 5 Posts

Marine Gallery – September

Welcome to the sixth installment of Marine Gallery, a monthly segment on our blog. Each month staff members of MarineTraffic will select five interesting images submitted by our contributors. These could be images of vessels, ports or lighthouses from anywhere in the world. We encourage everyone to submit photos by

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SMM Hamburg highlights digitisation of shipping

It’s a bright, sunny, September morning in Hamburg, and I’m zipping through the streets of the city on a bicycle I’ve rented for the week, using google maps to direct me towards Hamburg Messe where one of the world’s leading shipping trade events, SMM Hamburg, is taking place. I am

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World Port Hackathon – a great experience

Last week I had the privilege to attend the World Port Hackathon part of the World Port Days celebration of the Port of Rotterdam. The Wereldhavendagen is a festival by the Port of Rotterdam that aims to strengthen the bond between the port, the town and its natural hinterland. Over

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Hanjin ships stuck in limbo

South Korea’s biggest shipping company, Hanjin Shipping has filed for bankruptcy protection, leaving many of its vessels and their cargo stranded at sea. The line owes hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid fuel bills, port fees and a variety of other costs. Ships are being forced to change itinerary,

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Gearing up for SMM Hamburg

Next week I will be one of the 50,000 expected trade visitors to attend SMM Hamburg in Germany. A visit to Hamburg, one of my favourite cities, is always an exciting time for me. It’s always a pleasure visiting this all important port city which has a long and rich

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