MarineTraffic Blog

Month: June 2017

Total 6 Posts

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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Finding smart solutions for shipping

Shipbrokers are at the heart of most commercial shipping transactions. But does the middle-man have a future in a world where shipowners, charterers and freight traders are increasingly sharing transactional information and building online trading platforms. Last month, MarineTraffic headed to London to participate in the Smart Solutions 3 conference

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