Kpler Buys MarineTraffic and FleetMon, Consolidating AIS Tracking

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Kpler Buys MarineTraffic and FleetMon, Consolidating AIS Tracking

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Kpler Acquires MarineTraffic and FleetMon for maritime sector expansion ... expansion/

‍“Since its creation, Kpler has been focused on tracking cargoes, not vessels. We believe the time has come to marry commodity and maritime intelligence into one single platform. This will lead to improvements in the data and services we provide and drive further innovation in the maritime sector, by incorporating the excellent work of both MarineTraffic and FleetMon.” – François Cazor, CEO, Kpler.

“I am very proud of what MarineTraffic has achieved over the years and really excited for what we can further achieve as part of Kpler, alongside the FleetMon team. I am confident that the integration of our products and organisational cultures will lead us to new frontiers, ultimately benefiting our customers and our community. The increasingly connected maritime world needs more digital tools and better analytics and we'll continue innovating in that direction.” – Demitris Memos, CEO, MarineTraffic.

“Creating transparency for the maritime world has driven our work for over a decade now. To combine the experience and excellence of the Kpler , MarineTraffic and the FleetMon teams will push the journey of digitalization for maritime transport and supply chains. Let's stay active, stay connected - and never stop scaling" – Lars Brandstäter, CEO, FleetMon. ... -expansion

Kpler Buys MarineTraffic and FleetMon, Consolidating AIS Tracking

MarineTraffic got its start as a community-driven project among academic researchers and grew into the most prominent portal for AIS data, mapping and visualization. Its public-facing portal has become a go-to reference tool for analysts, journalists and researchers, and it is the top provider of ship tracking data.

FleetMon is based in Rostock, Germany, and has been in operation since 2007. It positions itself as a vessel database, complete with photos, ship particulars, news items and live tracking. It has about half a million users globally. 

Kpler's acquisitions mark a rare burst of M&A activity in the AIS tracking space. A competing firm, VesselTracker, was purchased by Verisk-owned Wood Mackenzie in 2019. Several independent firms remain, including Pole Star and VesselFinder, along with raw AIS data providers like Orbcomm. ... s-tracking

Kpler buys ship tracking data providers MarineTraffic and FleetMon
The acquired businesses are expected to help Kpler enhance product, data and service quality for its maritime clients. ... -fleetmon/ ... d-fleetmon ... d-fleetmon ... d-by-kpler ... quisitions ... -1-1404237

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