Ship Tracking

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Going it alone

Automated movements of Suzaku Autonomous shipping continues to sail slowly but surely towards being a viable commercial option. Maritime autonomous surface ships (known as MASS) are firmly on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and at its most recent Maritime Safety Committee meeting last month (April), work began[…]

Swapping states

Image: The IMO number is visible on bulk carrier, Quest. The vessel’s homeport is Monrovia and it is registered with Liberia (Credit: Shutterstock) A merchant ship is delivered with a range of numbers to help identify it. These numbers change throughout its working life, with only one exception –  the[…]

Onwards for Ever Forward

Photo credit: Marcin Kocoj, Container shipping line Evergreen Marine has had its fair share of groundings over the last eighteen months. The now infamous 20,124-teu Ever Given was stuck in the Suez Canal for six days in March 2021 whilst sailing from Tanjung Pelepas to Rotterdam – blocking one[…]

Asian LNG demand and supply at odds

An LNG carrier sailing in Asia (Credit: Shutterstock) Southeast Asia, like other regions, is looking to LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a lower-carbon alternative to coal to generate the electricity needed to power homes and businesses. Often considered a stop-gap solution in the low-emissions energy transition, demand for the ultra-cool[…]

Tracking vessels during the Ukraine conflict

Amid ongoing global supply-chain issues caused by the pandemic and now conflict in Ukraine, MarineTraffic data is in greater demand than ever before. Understanding exactly where vessels currently are – and their previous voyages – is a powerful tool for businesses, journalists and shipping enthusiasts.  Make sure you check out our latest[…]

A royal wonder

Photo: Wonder of the Seas will embark on her maiden voyage on 4 March 2022.  Credit: Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean International’s most recent addition to its fleet, Wonder of the Seas, arrived in the US for the first time on 20 February. The 236,857-gt cruise ship, the largest in the[…]