Users’ stories

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The amazing story of Dave Muller

We are happy to get an interview with one of our AIS Data contributors who authored the book “Not Child’s Play”. He is one of the many AIS station owners who believe that regardless of whether or not you have technical background or involvement in maritime business, you can put[…]

Eyeing Port of Surigao’s operations

Aerial photo of the Port of Surigao of Surigao City, Philippines This port is located on the northeastern coast of Mindanao island of the Philippines. It is a government-operated port under Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). Even though it is a small port, they own and operate their own AIS equipment.[…]

Tracking the good deeds of the Hellenic Rescue Team of Samos

Less than two months ago, right after a big earthquake hit the Greek island of Samos, the team of MarineTraffic was activated to offer assistance to our fellow station owners on the island, who are actually operating in the branches of the Hellenic Rescue Team of Samos. “The moment we[…]

Lefteris’ love of ships

Five-year-old Lefteris Giotopoulos loves putting pencil to paper, drawing his favourite subject, ships. His colourful and detailed drawings range from cruise ships, rescue boats and cargo vessels, however his favourite one is of The Titanic.       One asks why ships? Quite simply, in the words of Lefteris, his[…]

Following global military incidents through AIS

The Kerch Strait incident in late November involving Russian and Ukrainian military vessels highlighted how Twitter users Hans de Vreij and Steffan Watkins, are using the MarineTraffic platform to report on global military activity. Hans, a retired Dutch journalist, who uses the social media platform as well as guest speaking slots[…]

Dan inspired by colourful containers

Kaufman is no stranger to this route through the busy port in Georgia, as it is where most of his ‘shipping shots’ have happened in previous work. In his previous project, Rothko, Kaufman used the MarineTraffic app to track a ship’s movements and take a quick look at the Arrival[…]