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Category: AIS – essential knowledge

Total 14 Posts

AIS and environmental efficiency

Environmental responsibility is growing in importance in the maritime industry and at MarineTraffic we are passionate believers in the huge changes that transparency and big data can help deliver across the shipping industry. Last year, MarineTraffic became a founding member of the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) an IMO led initiative

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Charterers driving down shipping emissions

Global ship vetting platform RightShip explains how AIS is helping companies calculate their carbon footprint more accurately than ever before. Like MarineTraffic, RightShip is a big data company whose innovative approach has transformed the maritime industry. We’ve been providing ship vetting and risk management services to users of ocean transport

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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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The use of the AIS in Academic Research

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) broadcasts high-speed, automatic and granular information from the activity of vessels at sea. It is a Very High Frequency (VHF) radio broadcasting system that enables AIS equipped vessels and shore-based stations to send and receive identifying information. Over time, and since the regulation of its

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