MarineTraffic Blog

Ready for another World Port Hackathon

It is time for the fifth World Port Hackathon, our first lustrum! For the last three editions, MarineTraffic has been a proud partner of this event full of energy. Looking back at the previous editions we can proudly say that the World Port Hackathon has grown towards an event that

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Qatar and the legal implications for shipping

A war of words exploded on 5th June as Saudi Arabia and three of its biggest allies (the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain) severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. Riyadh accused Qatar of backing radical Islamist groups and since then Libya, Yemen and the Maldives have also joined in the

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Marine Gallery – June 2017

Welcome to the June 2017 Marine Gallery, 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 signing

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Finding smart solutions for shipping

Shipbrokers are at the heart of most commercial shipping transactions. But does the middle-man have a future in a world where shipowners, charterers and freight traders are increasingly sharing transactional information and building online trading platforms. Last month, MarineTraffic headed to London to participate in the Smart Solutions 3 conference

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Sailing in the Saronic Gulf

With summer rapidly approaching a large part of the MarineTraffic team has taken advantage of the warmer weather and headed to sea where they are undertaking sailing lessons. Curious to learn more about what it feels like to be on a sailing boat, and to test our applications while at

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UNCTAD signs MoU with MarineTraffic

MarineTraffic will team up with the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) on a data sharing project that will lead to a more accurate analysis of global trade and the maritime industry. The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Switzerland this week, that will see

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Big Data key to boxship future

Companies operating in the container shipping sector are working hard to improve the way they use big data, realising it will play a key role in the future of the business. That’s what Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO , told MarineTraffic in the lead up to the Global

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Marine Gallery – May 2017

Welcome to the May 2017 Marine Gallery, a monthly segment on our blog featuring the five best pictures of every month, selected by members of the MarineTraffic Team. These could include images of vessels, ports or lighthouses from around the world. We encourage everyone to submit photos by signing up

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