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AIS tracking data - Dry Bulk

This Spire AIS data set contains dry bulk ship positions and voyage messages. This data is collected globally and has no blind spots. Use it to plan the most fuel efficient routes for your vessels […]

Aviation

Airlines are ramping up activity in Europe

The fallow season for aviation has passed. The first green shoots appear among European low cost carriers This data story uses satellite and terrestrial ADS-B data. The travel lockdown wiped out the demand for global […]

Earth information, Weather

Applying weather prediction and soil moisture data to halt desert locust infestations

In recent months, huge swarms of desert locusts have been devastating crops in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and South Asia. This outbreak is the worst of its kind in decades and is severely impacting food […]

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AIS tracking data - Oil and Chemical Tankers

This Spire AIS data set contains ship positions and voyage messages. Use this data to plan the most efficient route for fuel economy and accurately time your port arrivals. This satellite data features open ocean […]

Maritime

A mission to protect oceans monitors ships’ AIS from satellites

Learn how Global Fishing Watch is applying advanced data analytics and machine learning technology to AIS tracking data.

Maritime, Weather

Investigating lost cargo

Last week a vessel traveling from China To Melbourne lost cargo due to engine failure that was attributed to rough seas. In situations like these, insurers and stakeholders launch an investigation to verify the events […]

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AIS tracking data - Container Ship Tracking

This Spire AIS data set contains ship positions and voyage messages. This satellite data features open ocean tracking and a high frequency of position updates closer to ports. Our global coverage is comprehensive, has no […]

Maritime, Weather

Low bunker prices give ships greater flexibility for navigation

With bunker prices very low as a result of COVID-19, ship operators are finding it less expensive to pay for fuel and take the longer route around the Cape Peninsula of Africa instead of paying […]

Aviation

Air Traffic Data Shows Signs of a Comeback: Green Shoots Appear in the Middle East

The pandemic winter for aviation has passed. The first green shoots are out. This data story featuring Middle-East, is the second from the four part Spire Aviation world series. The travel lockdown wiped out the […]

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AIS tracking data - Fishing Vessel Tracking

This Spire AIS data set contains ship positions and voyage messages. Spire data is collected globally and has no blind spots, so you can use this data to plan the most fuel efficient routes or […]

Aviation

Air Traffic Data Shows Signs of a Comeback: First Green Shoots Appear in China

The pandemic winter for aviation has passed. The first green shoots are out. This data story featuring Asia, is the first from the four part Spire Aviation world series. Travel lockdown wiped out demand for […]

Maritime

Are Lower Fuel Prices Increasing Maritime Speeds?

Watching oil stock prices rally last week had us checking our AIS data to see if we might find some patterns to explain the fluctuations. While energy analysts argued the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) stock […]

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AIS tracking data - Tankers and Gas Carriers

This Spire AIS data set contains ship positions and voyage messages. This satellite data features open ocean tracking and a high frequency of position updates closer to ports. Our global coverage is comprehensive, has no […]

Aviation

World's Heaviest Aircraft is Reborn: Tackles Critical Air Cargo Demand

The world’s largest cargo plane, the Antonov AN-225 Mriya, is back after a two-year stay in maintenance. With six engines (and a whopping 16 pairs of landing gear), the plane can transport around 550,000 pounds […]

Maritime, Weather

From agriculture to maritime exports: The role of weather in the grain supply chain

Grain is one of the most important yet underrated commodities in the world. This series takes a closer look at key grain ports around the world and the role that weather plays throughout the supply […]

Maritime

How Covid-19 is Impacting Maritime Trade

This chart shows a decline in US and global oil markets portrayed by tankers calling US ports. Activity is normal until week 13, when tanker traffic in US ports begins to decline. Numbers drop from […]

Maritime

5 Ships' International Voyages

This is a track of five ships with international voyages. The ships had a high velocity and volume of AIS reports, particularly satellite AIS reports when operating in deep ocean and out of the range […]

Maritime

Single Ship Track along the Brazilian coast

This is a track of a single ship. It shows how complete satellite AIS tracking of ships can be, particularly when operating in remote regions that are out of the range of terrestrial AIS. Data […]