Total 40 Posts

New UNCTAD report stresses the importance of port call optimisation

Ports matter to national economies and shape a country’s competitiveness. UNCTAD has long measured port efficiencies through its Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI). This has now been enhanced through the use of MarineTraffic AIS data. UNCTAD has developed a new comprehensive table that features port calls by country, the typical[…]

Just-In-Time shipping reduces shipping’s carbon footprint

If a ship communicates relevant information in advance before arriving in port, it can achieve a reduction of 23% in vessel emissions. That’s according to an International Maritime Organization (IMO) led desktop trial conducted last month in the Port of Rotterdam. During the desktop exercise, a 247 nautical mile (nm)[…]

Marine Gallery July 2019

Welcome to the Marine Gallery of July 2019, a monthly segment on our blog featuring the five best pictures of every month, selected by members of the MarineTraffic Photo Moderators. These could include images of vessels, ports or lighthouses from around the world. We encourage everyone to submit photos by[…]

Improving your sailing experience with the MarineTraffic app

Sailing is all about exploring and creating memories. Starting fresh adventures, seeing new places, staring at the endless blue of the sea and having fun.  However, without any proper equipment in place, sailing can also be challenging sometimes. Sailors need to keep up with critical events while onboard, plan everything[…]

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[…]