Total 25 Posts

Quality AIS data – smarter solutions making waves

AIS on the rise The maritime digitalisation landscape is rapidly growing and the Automatic Identification System (AIS) has been a key factor towards the development, implementation and adoption of more data-driven solutions enabling informed decision-making & strategic planning.  Since its inception as a short-range collision avoidance system, AIS tracking technology[…]

Singapore top shipping centre for eighth year running

Density Map of global shipping 2020 Source: MarineTraffic Singapore has been identified as the top global shipping centre for 2020 by the recently published Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development Index. It is the eighth consecutive year that Singapore has emerged in the top spot, and its success is attributed to[…]

The big thaw

Photo Credit: D. Lobusov, The environment’s loss is shipping’s gain as global warming clears a path through the Arctic, shortening the route between Russia, and the US and China. The end of June brought startling details of a heatwave in the Arctic Circle. A region that is typically associated with[…]

Iran set to begin oil exports from new Gulf of Oman terminal

(MarineTraffic Density Maps showing tanker traffic in the Middle East and South Asia in 2019) A new Iranian oil terminal strategically situated on the Gulf of Oman is scheduled to begin operations this month, offering crude oil tankers direct access to the Indian Ocean bypassing the need to navigate the[…]

Can real-time analytics & forecasting transform shipping?

On 27 October at 5:00 PM (Athens), MarineTraffic and a host of industry experts will discuss how real-time analytics and forecasting can transform the shipping industry. Shipping experts from classification society RINA, Finnish technology provider Wärtsilä, chartering technology firm Signal Maritime and the survival and safety solutions provider Survitec Group[…]