Economic Applicability of the Automatic Identification System Data: Use Cases and the Way Forward
Publication | March 2023
This brief explores how data from the Automatic Identification System (AIS) for maritime traffic could help monitor and analyze trade flows, port performance, and shipping emissions, among many potential uses.
It highlights how this high-frequency, real-time data could help policy makers make informed decisions more quickly. The brief also uses AIS data to assess the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on vessel flows and waiting time in Asia’s major ports.