Total 17 Posts

Using big data to save giant whales

MarineTraffic is working to save the endangered whales of the Mediterranean as part of an innovative research project.  The multinational inter-disciplinary ‘SAvE Whales’ project was launched earlier this year and combines expertise from the fields of marine biology, underwater acoustics, applied mathematics, computer networking, informatics and real-time marine traffic data.[…]

Improving accuracy on Calculated ETA

MarineTraffic has recently added a third satellite provider to what is already the world’s largest and most extensive coastal network of AIS receivers, consisting of 3,500 stations. The combination of satellite AIS data along with the high resolution of data from the MarineTraffic coastal stations, enable us to provide the[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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,[…]