AIS – essential knowledge

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Four ways AIS has changed shipping

This blog post was updated on 5/6/2019  Shipping, or the movement of people and goods by sea, is one of the most ancient and widely used forms of transportation. From the days of the Phoenicians right through to the European explorers discovering the ‘new world,’ man sailed the seas on[…]

Four ways MarineTraffic ensures AIS data accuracy

This blog post was updated on 7/6/2019 The sheer amount of data generated by the global AIS network is truly overwhelming: more than half a billion positions are received daily from various sources around the world. But as this comes from a huge range of aggregated sources with varying degrees[…]

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[…]

Seven things you should know about AIS

This blog post was updated on 7/6/2019 The Ancient Greeks ensured the safety of their vessels by making offerings to Poseidon, the god of the sea. Once a ship had left harbour and passed over the horizon, there was little they could do but offer their prayers. How times have[…]