MarineTraffic Blog

Category: Analytics

Total 14 Posts

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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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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Hanjin ships stuck in limbo

South Korea’s biggest shipping company, Hanjin Shipping has filed for bankruptcy protection, leaving many of its vessels and their cargo stranded at sea. The line owes hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid fuel bills, port fees and a variety of other costs. Ships are being forced to change itinerary,

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Insights of an AIS-based Risk and Oil Spill assessment tool

The emergence of the internet, and, numerical modelling and the design, development and implementation of tools that enable an efficient coastal management (planning, prevention and response to oil spill) and risk assessment. A combined methodology to dynamically estimate time and space variable shoreline risk levels from ships has been developed

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MarineTraffic Density Map featured on BBC Newsnight

MarineTraffic Density Map featured on BBC Newsnight in the on Tuesday 19 January. The leading UK current affairs programme focused on the malaise that has beset the dry bulk sector, asking whether it is a potential warning sign of a new global recession. Information from the Baltic Exchange was used to highlight

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Emissions estimation using AIS data

With COP21 arriving in Paris in December, Eoin O’Keeffe of UMAS looks at how AIS is informing discussions through its role in estimating greenhouse gas emissions from shipping. Since Corbett and Fischbeck’s seminal paper in 1997, estimation of emissions has improved markedly, most notably due to the availability of AIS. Further studies

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Reducing shipping’s carbon footprint

As an industry which produced 0.8 billion tonnes of CO2 in 2012, or 2.2% of worldwide carbon emissions, the pressure is on like never before for the shipping industry to reduce its carbon footprint. November sees world leaders gather for the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) and there are proposals

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