MarineTraffic and Equasis join forces

Two vital tools of everyday reporting here at Splash have joined forces.

MarineTraffic, the AIS vessel tracking service, has started supplying geographical positioning data to the Equasis project, a European Commission initiative providing detailed information on all commercial vessels.

“MarineTraffic’s vision is to make the maritime ecosystem more efficient and transparent. The Equasis project was established with a very similar vision – we are delighted to be partnering with such a likeminded initiative,”
 said Argyris Stasinakis, a partner at MarineTraffic.

Readers can hover their mouse over any vessel names that appear in Splash reports to access details of the ship, thanks to a partnership between this site and MarineTraffic. Equally, Splash reporters access Equasis daily to find vessel information.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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