MarineTraffic Blog

Georgios Hatzimanolis

Total 23 Posts
Media & Communications Manager @ MarineTraffic

Building digital standards

Bill Lines, Event Director of Smart Solutions, explains why standardised data is so important to the maritime industry. The past ten years has seen the commercial shipping industry take a leap forward and begin to embrace the huge potential that digitalisation has to offer shipper and shipping company alike. Electronic

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Big data, maximum value

How MarineTraffic is turning a sea of information into actionable intelligence   It’s hard to comprehend how much data flows through the MarineTraffic system each day. A staggering half a billion positions are received daily from stations around the world, up to one position per ship, per minute, which is

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Building the MarineTraffic of the future

In ten years MarineTraffic has not just brought ships onto screens, but it has built a huge user and customer base. The numbers speak for themselves – 6.5 million monthly unique visitors, 500,000 daily visits, and 1.2 million registered users, one third of whom are professionals who use the service

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AIS Station Owners – making a difference

MarineTraffic began back in 2007 with just 20 AIS stations in the Aegean. Ten years later, we now operate over 3500 terrestrial AIS stations globally and this number is increasing by the day as we continue to improve our global coverage. MarineTraffic currently tracks hundreds of thousands of vessels globally,

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A day with the Customer Success team

For the tens of thousands of customers around the world and the millions visiting the MarineTraffic website each month, their first point of contact is usually someone from our Customer Success Team. Having to deal with customers from different countries and time zones and assist them with a variety of

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Power of the network

MarineTraffic.com is powered by the world’s largest independent network of terrestrial AIS stations, combined with satellite AIS from partner Orbcomm. Today this network enables the movements of 180,000 vessels to be reported on a daily basis. Among these vessels are the 90,000 ships that make up the world’s commercial fleet,

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New strategic project to analyse port activity in Canada

MarineTraffic has teamed up with one of Canada’s largest post-secondary training centres to collaborate on a strategic maritime project. The College of the North Atlantic and MarineTraffic recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see GIS Applications Specialist (Post Diploma) students complete capstone projects in Mapping Canadian Port Vessel

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Marine Gallery – October

Welcome to the October edition 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 signing

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