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Category: Users’ stories

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World Port Hackathon – a great experience

Last week I had the privilege to attend the World Port Hackathon part of the World Port Days celebration of the Port of Rotterdam. The Wereldhavendagen is a festival by the Port of Rotterdam that aims to strengthen the bond between the port, the town and its natural hinterland. Over

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Rotterdam ready for World Port Hackathon

The World Port Hackathon kicks off in the port city of Rotterdam in less than two weeks. After three successful editions, this year’s edition promises to be a great success as well! The World Port Hackathon revolves mainly about big data and technology. During the Hackathon, teams work on challenges

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Port of Piraeus – summer traffic

It’s Friday afternoon, I’ve just finished work for the week, and I’m in a taxi that is darting through the streets of Athens, headed towards the bustling Port of Piraeus in the city’s south. As we approach the port, the inevitable Friday afternoon traffic jam slows us down, first to

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Serving the community with the help of MarineTraffic

A volunteer group in Australia is using MarineTraffic to help provide crucial information during emergency situations. The South East Queensland UHF Emergency Service Team (SEQUEST), an emergency radio communications service, is providing emergency and safety communications to citizens of South East Queensland through radio and social media operations. Their work

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Marine Gallery April 2016

Welcome to the first installment of Marine Gallery, a new monthly segment on our blog. Each month staff members of MarineTraffic, together with the moderators of our photo section, will select five interesting images submitted by our contributors. These could be images of vessels, ports or lighthouses from anywhere in

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Supporting seafarers with Chapplaincy

Chapplaincy is an app powered by MarineTraffic data and used by chaplains in ports around the world to support them in their work. MarineTraffic speaks with Chapplaincy app user Stephen Loader Seafaring can be a lonely and difficult job. Cut off from family, friends and the support networks that most

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Investigating with AIS data

MarineTraffic meets Paul Whyte, a London based marine investigator with leading international maritime consultancy LOC and finds out how AIS data collected by MarineTraffic is used to investigate accidents and resolve commercial disputes Shipping accidents unfortunately happen all too often. Overcrowded shipping lanes, overtired or poorly trained crew, equipment failure

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