This year we launched Spire Data Stories, short stories centered around data insights that we found interesting from our AIS tracking data archives. These short narratives are driven by the curiosity of our Spire Data Engineers and current events in the blue economy. Our Slack channels at Spire were always clicking with interesting data snippets that our Maritime team discovered and shared. We thought you might enjoy them as well, so we began posting them on our website and sharing them on LinkedIn.
Here is a round-up of the most popular data stories we published in 2020. They run the gamut from early COVID-19 impacts on tanker traffic to holiday shipping and delays at busy ports around the world. Share your ideas for stories we should cover in 2021 with us on LinkedIn and thank you for supporting our Data Stories platform this year. We sincerely appreciate your interest and your feedback.
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 […]Read the story
This is the first of a series as we look at the value predicted routing, predicted port ETA, and port matching can have on maritime operations. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the way […]Read the story
Last March, nations around the world considered the most effective ways to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 within their borders. Some countries, like Ukraine, had additional challenges such as a prolonged drought. When the Ukrainian […]Read the story
Storms in the Gulf of Mexico have kept the US Gulf states under an almost constant storm watch for the last six weeks. Tropical storms Marco, Laura, Sally, and Teddy delivered winds, rains and flooding […]Read the story
Shipping companies are tackling a mountain of challenges this holiday season to ensure on-time package arrivals whilst navigating COVID-19 protocols, a record-breaking storm season, and political uncertainties. With holiday season shipping in full swing, the […]Read the story