MarineTraffic joins exactEarth to deliver better vessel tracking
INTERNATIONAL ship tracking service MarineTraffic is joining satellite AIS data provider exactEarth to deliver additional real-time information to users
INTERNATIONAL ship tracking service MarineTraffic is joining satellite AIS data provider exactEarth to deliver additional real-time information to users.
The new agreement makes MarineTraffic the shipping industry's most comprehensive provider of terrestrial satellite AIS data, says the American Journal of Transportation.
The additional satellite data complements the MarineTraffic coastal receiver network: the world's largest and most extensive system consisting of 3,500 points of presence allowing for real-time vessel tracking data of most of the global shipping fleet.
'The addition of exactEarth's high resolution, real-time AIS data means that MarineTraffic is now the go-to source for any professional seeking the most comprehensive view of shipping movements,' said MarineTraffic partner and business development chief Argyris Stasinakis.
'This means that our popular predictive services will be more accurate than ever before, allowing our customers to monitor and plan more precisely,' he said.
The addition of exactEarth data to the existing satellite dataset on MarineTraffic will particularly enhance the visibility of vessels in both the Gulf of Mexico and the South China Sea where the high volume of close-proximity vessels presents problem, the report said.
Said exactEarth CEO Peter Mabson: 'With its superior vessel detection, rapid update rate and reliability, exactView RT is becoming a must-have data source throughout the maritime industry.'