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Vessel valuations: an art or science?

MarineTraffic is a gold mine of maritime information. In keeping with its ethos to create a hub where the “maritime industry connects and collaborates to create a more transparent and robust shipping ecosystem, and a greener, cleaner world,” its online platform reveals not only where a ship has been, and[…]

When might meets mightier

The best way for a ship to avoid hitting a whale is to keep their distance. Photo: Shutterstock Positioned at the fore of a vessel, the ship’s bow is designed to cut through water at a desired speed. A great subject of debate for naval architects, it determines how the[…]

The 5 new startups entering the Maritime Analytics market

The maritime industry has long understood the value of using data and analytics to bring more transparency and drive efficiency in the market. More and more companies around the world are investing in maritime analytics to understand global trade, optimise ship operations, gain full visibility for their cargo, and increase[…]

The big thaw

Photo Credit: D. Lobusov, marinetraffic.com The environment’s loss is shipping’s gain as global warming clears a path through the Arctic, shortening the route between Russia, and the US and China. The end of June brought startling details of a heatwave in the Arctic Circle. A region that is typically associated with[…]

Existential questions for globalisation remain

Photo Credit: Gary Lam, MarineTraffic.com Coronavirus vaccines look set to be rolled out gradually in 2021, but has the pandemic already turned back the tide of globalisation? The unprecedented economic turmoil caused by COVID-19 highlighted the delicate nature of integrated supply chains.    As the deadly virus spread in the Far[…]