Month: May 2017

Total 7 Posts

Sailing in the Saronic Gulf

With summer rapidly approaching a large part of the MarineTraffic team has taken advantage of the warmer weather and headed to sea where they are undertaking sailing lessons. Curious to learn more about what it feels like to be on a sailing boat, and to test our applications while at[…]

From raw input to intelligence: the MarineTraffic Data Team

As a Big Data provider, with 800 million positions received daily, MarineTraffic has a lot of information to process.  Sorting through this vast amount of information to ensure we deliver the most accurate to our end users, is our Data Team. “The MarineTraffic Data Team is at the core of[…]

UNCTAD signs MoU with MarineTraffic

MarineTraffic will team up with the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) on a data sharing project that will lead to a more accurate analysis of global trade and the maritime industry. The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Switzerland this week, that will see[…]

Rates on the rise, but challenges remain to boxship sector

Freight rates will continue to improve in the coming months, however the containership market still faces a challenging second half of the year, according to a leading market analyst. James Frew, Senior Analyst at Maritime Strategies International, and a key speaker at this week’s Global Liner Shipping event in Hamburg,[…]

Big Data key to boxship future

Companies operating in the container shipping sector are working hard to improve the way they use big data, realising it will play a key role in the future of the business. That’s what Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO , told MarineTraffic in the lead up to the Global[…]

Marine Gallery – May 2017

Welcome to the May 2017 Marine Gallery, a monthly segment on our blog featuring the five best pictures of every month, selected by members of the MarineTraffic Team. These could include images of vessels, ports or lighthouses from around the world. We encourage everyone to submit photos by signing up[…]