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A New Era of Satellite-Powered Maritime Communications

When it comes to satellite connectivity, two-way, real-time and reliable is the gold standard. In areas where there is little to no terrestrial coverage – for instance, in the middle of the ocean – there is no shortage of satellite IoT

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How Dark Vessel Detection Can Improve Maritime Safety

“Dark” vessel activity is becoming an increasingly common practice, where vessels turn off their AIS transponders or cooperative beacons to engage in illegal activities and evade authorities. As such, dark vessel detection has become increasingly important to pinpoint vessels that

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Suez Canal Incident Illuminates Critical Role of AIS Data in Making Informed Supply Chain Decisions

In recent days you have probably seen a lot of coverage on the Evergreen marine container vessel, Ever Given, getting stuck in the Suez Canal and holding up global trade as a result. One of the critical maritime shipping choke

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AIS Data Helping Power Grydd’s Free Supply Chain Visibility Tools During COVID-19

Grydd.com, a digital provider of end-to-end supply chain visibility tools for shippers and freight forwarders, is making its cloud-based shipment booking and tracking technology available for free during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on data from multiple global sources including

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What is AIS? The Role of Satellite AIS in Digitizing Maritime Supply Chains

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution ushers in a new wave of smart digital, automated and autonomous technologies, it’s worth a reminder that longer established systems are playing a vital role in our brave new data-driven world – and indeed continue

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AIS and M2M: The New Dynamic Duo in the Protecting our Oceans Against Illegal Fishing

According to a recent UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing may account for over 15% of fish caught (not farmed) in the global fishery. In addition to causing economic damage, these actions can

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AIS Service Providers: 3 Key Questions to Ask

Whether you’re using AIS data to track commodity shipments around the world, help the environment by detecting illegal fishing or bilge dumping, or to improve security and surveillance, all these diverse solutions require a complete picture of global maritime vessel

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New in Vessel Tracking – Introducing Hali: Terrestrial AIS + Satellite AIS + Satellite M2M

This week we’re proud to launch our latest innovation delivering small craft safety, security and compliance. An initiative between ORBCOMM, Pole Star and Weatherdock, Hali is a tri-mode Class B AIS transponder that delivers reliable vessel locations to ensure full

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AIS Data Shines a Light on Global Commercial Fishing Activity

September 15, 2016 marks the beginning of a new era for ocean resource conservation. Oceana, Google and SkyTruth have launched their collaboration to end Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. Global Fishing Watch is a public platform that identifies fishing vessels and

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Mandatory AIS for All Vessels?

A study was published recently in the magazine Science calling for wider usage of Automatic Identification System (AIS) to track fishing activity. Governments are attempting to manage global fishing resources in a sustainable fashion, but these resources are in fact being

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