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Making a Splash at Posidonia

MarineTrafficVisitors to the 2018 Posidonia Exhibition will be able to see live port calls on a huge set of interactive screens thanks to a tie-up between global ship tracking intelligence company MarineTraffic and the show’s organisers.

Located in the main thoroughfare between Halls 2 & 3, the screens will display live port calls in the style of an airport departures board, as well as allowing visitors to interact with the screen to show live positions of vessels by flag or vessel type. “We’re really excited about this innovative installation – we hope it will be a real talking point for the visitors,” says MarineTraffic Head of Engineering, Mr Savvas Kampouridis. “The MarineTraffic team has put together a great set of displays and we are so pleased to be making such a big splash at our first ever Posidonia.”

MarineTraffic’s innovative developers have adapted the company’s feeds and displays to enable the huge volume of vessel movement data to be interestingly displayed. MarineTraffic data is delivered through a network of terrestrial and satellite receivers. The platform records nearly 100,000 vessel voyages per day and revives 520 million vessel positions per day.

Welcoming the tie-up, Mr Theodore Vokos, Executive Director of Posidonia Exhibitions says, “Posidonia has always been a strong supporter of new technology and new developments being showcased on the exhibition floor. We are excited to be working with MarineTraffic on this project, which will be showcasing its technology. We expect the MarineTraffic installation to be really popular with visitors as it will help bring the show to life by displaying live ships from around the world, as well as video from around the exhibition. With over 80 IT companies present, this year’s Posidonia is very much about shipping embracing the digital revolution.”