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Using AIS position data to create a map of global trade


MariTrace has created a macro-level view of the global economy, providing data on imports and exports from major producers and consumers and the impact on trade balances and exchange rates.

It is possible to gain further insights, for example, applying a high level of granularity to track the automobile production cycle from the delivery of iron ore through steel production to the movement of car carriers delivering finished products.

Hellenic Shipping News take up the story here.