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New report ranks world’s leading shipping centres

Singapore tops the list of global shipping centres according to a report by the London headquartered shipping exchange the Baltic Exchange and Xinhua, the Chinese news agency. The Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development Index assesses and ranks the quality, breadth and depth of 43 locations’ port and wider business services.[…]

MIT, AMS collaborate to improve Amsterdam’s canals

Project incorporates data from MarineTraffic   The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) have joined forces on a unique project that aims to improve mobility on the canals of the Dutch capital. As self-driving cars hit the road, autonomous boats are entering[…]

Connecting shipping with technology

The ShipTech Connect event in Athens aims to bring together startups with the shipping industry. With great opportunities to improve and disrupt the current business models with digital technologies, the maritime industry has been dubbed by some as a hidden trillion dollar sector. However, while early stage startups are creating[…]

The digital transformation of trade logistics

For international trade logistics to fully benefit from the digital transformation, we need global standards, cybersecurity, and an open competitive market, says the Chief of UNCTAD’s Trade Logistics Branch.   Technological progress will never be as slow as today, and the potential for further improvement in international trade logistics is[…]

The AIS effect: Maritime Crisis Communications

MarineTraffic AIS vessel tracking platform has fundamentally changed the way that people view our industry, so it is no surprise that AIS has changed how we must communicate to effectively manage perceptions following any commercial vessel incident. AIS data is highly reliable, easily visualised on the MarineTraffic interactive maps and[…]