MarineTraffic Blog

SMM Hamburg highlights digitisation of shipping

It’s a bright, sunny, September morning in Hamburg, and I’m zipping through the streets of the city on a bicycle I’ve rented for the week, using google maps to direct me towards Hamburg Messe where one of the world’s leading shipping trade events, SMM Hamburg, is taking place. I am

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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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Hanjin ships stuck in limbo

South Korea’s biggest shipping company, Hanjin Shipping has filed for bankruptcy protection, leaving many of its vessels and their cargo stranded at sea. The line owes hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid fuel bills, port fees and a variety of other costs. Ships are being forced to change itinerary,

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Gearing up for SMM Hamburg

Next week I will be one of the 50,000 expected trade visitors to attend SMM Hamburg in Germany. A visit to Hamburg, one of my favourite cities, is always an exciting time for me. It’s always a pleasure visiting this all important port city which has a long and rich

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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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Marine Gallery August 2016

Welcome to the fifth installment of Marine Gallery, a monthly segment on our blog. Each month staff members of MarineTraffic will select five interesting images submitted by our contributors. These could be images of vessels, ports or lighthouses from anywhere in the world. We encourage everyone to submit photos by

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MarineTraffic in the kick-off meeting of R&I project MARPOCS

The overarching goal of the EU-funded Multinational Response and Preparedness to Oil and Chemical Spills (MARPOCS) R&I project (ECHO/SUB/2015/713854/PREP08) is to share and develop common guidelines, methodologies, model-based decision support tools and exercises related to AIS-based oil spill modelling. Adapted to Specific study regions, promoted by effective implementation and training

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Insights of an AIS-based Risk and Oil Spill assessment tool

The emergence of the internet, and, numerical modelling and the design, development and implementation of tools that enable an efficient coastal management (planning, prevention and response to oil spill) and risk assessment. A combined methodology to dynamically estimate time and space variable shoreline risk levels from ships has been developed

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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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