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Filling the blanks

In the English language, the words ‘routes’ and ‘roots’ are often confused, misspelt or misinterpreted. Rarely do we need to use both at the same time during conversation, but in the case of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), roots inform routes. With all the innovative uses of AIS, it is important[…]

The evolution of AIS on board

Interview with Andrew Armstrong from Comar Systems, who designs and manufactures bespoke AIS equipment for MarineTraffic.   MarineTraffic station owners will already be familiar with Comar Systems as they produce the kit required to set up an AIS receiving station. Formed 30 years ago, Comar Systems are world leaders in[…]

Expanding our network

With stations deployed everywhere from Alaska to Antarctica, MarineTraffic operates the world’s largest AIS monitoring network.   The MarineTraffic network began with humble ambitions. It was the brainchild of Dimitris Lekkas, a self-confessed radio enthusiast, computer geek and ship spotter, who was inspired to create the platform in 2006 when[…]

Power of the network

MarineTraffic.com is powered by the world’s largest independent network of terrestrial AIS stations, combined with satellite AIS from partner Orbcomm. Today this network enables the movements of 180,000 vessels to be reported on a daily basis. Among these vessels are the 90,000 ships that make up the world’s commercial fleet,[…]