UKHO releases new publication for efficient passage planning

UKHO introduced route diagrams alongside tabulated waypoint and route data to help mariners find key information quickly. It has also identified the world’s busiest trade routes for inclusion in the new edition, as well as those that are emerging. New route additions include voyages for ships calling at important commodity hubs in the Black Sea and Persian Gulf.

MarineTraffic's plans for the future

In a recent announcement, MarineTraffic, does a report of how it started and presents its current activities and statistics, as well as projects and plans regarding the future of the company.

Danish Maritime Authority publishes historical AIS data

The Danish Maritime Authority has said that it makes historical AIS data available to everybody as a supplement to the current solution with access to live AIS data. These data can, for example, be used to analyse navigation patterns.

Falkland Islands renews VMS contract with Big Ocean Data

BigOceanData has been awarded a contract to provide the Government of the Falkland Islands with its vessel monitoring system (VMS) capability for another five years. For the first time the system will include AIS data, which will be integrated with existing Inmarsat tracking data from the fishing vessels.

Interactive map explores ship movements

A new interactive shipping map plots 250 million data points to show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet over the course of the year 2012. It is based on hundreds of millions of individually recorded ship positions; plotting all of these at once shows the extraordinary extent of modern shipping’s reach.

Vessel Tracking Trends for 2014

PortVision has shared its projections for the top vessel-tracking trends that it believes will have the greatest impact on the maritime industry during 2014.

EMSA’s IMDatE ready to go live

On 8 November, users of EMSA’s Integrated Maritime Data Environment (IMDatE) met to give feedback on the integrated maritime services being delivered by EMSA. The new IMDatE platform can combine different types of maritime data coming from EMSA applications, as well as new sources such as satellite AIS and data provided by end-users. The resulting services are specifically tailored to user needs.

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