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15 May 2023: Lloyd's List Intelligence partners with MonetaGo to authenticate key trade finance documents

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Financial technology solutions provider MonetaGo has selected Lloyd’s List Intelligence as a data partner to strengthen its real-time interruption of fraudulent trade financing attempts through the authentication of key trade documents.

MonetaGo is the world’s leading provider of best-in-class fraud detection and prevention solutions for trade finance. Its Secure Financing system is the first third-party service available through Swift API, accessible to 11,000+ institutions worldwide on the Swift network.

Secure Financing enables banks, non-bank financial institutions, fintechs and trade finance funds to verify documents such as invoices, bills of lading, warehouse receipts and purchase orders, before deciding to finance them. The solution hashes relevant information from documents to create a unique fingerprint, which is compared in MonetaGo’s global registry to identify if the same document has been used in a prior financing.

The system also provides financiers with an additional layer of security against potential fraud attempts by verifying documents against trusted data sources to identify falsification or tampering.

Under the new partnership, MonetaGo will incorporate Lloyd’s List Intelligence’s trade and maritime data in the Secure Financing system, to provide Bill of Lading verification, container location and loading, vessel tracking and container movements for the entire voyage, including actual ports of load and discharge, vessels involved and transhipment points on route to destination.

“Lloyd’s List Intelligence is the industry leader in providing actionable insight into the global maritime industry, including the most complete near-time maritime data covering almost 90% coverage of global bill of lading issuances,” says Chas McNee, Strategic Partnership Manager at Lloyd’s List Intelligence. “Integrating our analytics into MonetaGo’s Secure Financing system furthers our mission to drive commercial advantage, evaluate risk, and support the efficient and lawful movement of seaborne trade.”

Financiers can now leverage Lloyd’s List Intelligence vessel information to authenticate and verify the underlying information when reviewing trade documents within the Secure Financing system, thereby mitigating the risk of forged documents being presented for financing.

“Working hand in hand with partners worldwide, we have made tremendous progress in the fight against trade finance fraud,” says Neil Shonhard, CEO of MonetaGo. “In collaboration with Lloyd’s List Intelligence, we are now further strengthening financiers’ visibility into the validity of transaction data submitted by borrowers, delivering on our goal of ensuring bad actors have nowhere to hide.”

4 August 2022: Montagu acquires Lloyd’s List Intelligence from Informa

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Following our announcement in early August, we’re delighted now to have closed on our sale to Montagu, a leading mid-market private equity firm committed to finding and growing businesses that make the world work.

Montagu brings proven growth capabilities to help companies achieve their ambitions and unlock their full potential. Partnering with Montagu supports our continued delivery of innovative maritime analytics for customers, and we are confident of a bright and prosperous future under their ownership.


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Lloyd’s List Intelligence have partnered with Dow Jones to bring fast and efficient dual use goods screening to its Seasearcher customers.

Export Control data from Dow Jones is now integrated with Seasearcher, allowing users to search across a number of lists all in one place to expose dual use goods risk, investigate export restrictions and bring to light potential links to financial crime.

Dual Use Goods screening data is delivered as an enhancement to the Seasearcher platform and will soon be made available via API.

In an increasingly pressurised market, professionals in maritime trade finance and other shipping sectors are under scrutiny to detect whether a shipment is carrying goods that have a potential dual use in armaments. They also need to check whether that shipment is licenced under regional or national regulations. Any possible connection to money laundering is another key concern.

Seasearcher Dual Use Goods will enable maritime compliance professionals to overcome these challenges. Its industry-wide benefits include:

  • A centralised view, saving compliance teams time when consulting multiple sources to detect dual use goods risk.
  • Verification of shipment descriptions as an addition to vessel screening workflows, enabling greater efficiency and transparency.
  • Elimination of inconsistent terminology within trade documentation.

8 August 2022: Lloyd’s List Intelligence Launches Predictive Fleet Analytics

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  • Cut delays and costs with transformative maritime analytics
  • Predict destinations with up to 70% accuracy
  • Predict time of arrival to port within +/- 10 hours and time to berth within 1-2 hours 

27% of vessels fail to arrive within 24 hours of their published Estimated Time of Arrival. This lack of accurate AIS-based data puts pressure on ports, hampers logistics and pushes up costs. This could soon change, however, thanks to transformative new analytics from Lloyd’s List Intelligence, the maritime data experts, trusted by more than 60,000 professionals across the globe to power their decisions in operations, compliance, and risk management.

Predictive Fleet Analytics is the first ever ‘air traffic control’ for the world’s commercial shipping fleet. It combines near-real-time data collected from 3000 sources, resulting in over 327 million AIS vessel positions monthly across the global fleet. Specially designed advanced analytics, AI, and machine learning transform this unique data into accurate estimated times of arrival into port (ETA), arrival times at berth (ETB), and times of departure (ETD) for key active commercial vessels, along with current and future estimates of port congestion.

Lloyd’s List Intelligence are the first to bring ETBs and ETDs to market, and no other provider brings together a broader range of predicted, actionable insight.

Industry-wide problems

Currently, over a third (36%) of Automatic Identification System (AIS) messages are missing ETA data, while another 27% of vessels fail to arrive within a day of their published ETA. Even destination data is unreliable, with 63% of vessels publishing one port destination but ending up at another (source: Lloyd’s List Intelligence 2020 AIS message analysis).

A powerful solution, requested by customers

Destination and ETA data gaps represent one of the most severe business challenges to the supply chain – impacting the ability of businesses to work efficiently, effectively and profitably:

  • Financial losses: like demurrage charges, additional waiting and handling fees and invalid pricing
  • Damaged customer relationships: from delivery misjudgements, schedule changes and reassignments
  • Loss of sales: from a lack of visibility, reactive service delivery which have a negative impact on customer experience

Informed by over 100 customer and stakeholder interviews across companies and government organisations, Predictive Fleet Analytics has been built in response to these widespread industry challenges.

Delivered as API data and integrated into the Seasearcher platform, Predictive Fleet Analytics helps customers gain greater certainty around estimated destination, arrival, berthing, and departure times, along with port congestion status and waiting times. This greater level of insight is key to more efficient voyages and port operations and the optimal use of vessels, fuel, port facilities and services, and the teams that operate them all, resulting in time and cost savings.

With analytics powerhouse partner SAS, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI), data mining, modelling and forecasting, Lloyd’s List Intelligence have developed this pioneering new method of calculating, predicting, and learning from vessel movements and behaviours in ways that were not possible before.

The AI and machine learning models predict destinations with an accuracy of 70%, ETA to port within +/- 10 hours, and ETB to within 1-2 hours, catering for key vessel types in the commercial fleet operating to both fixed and non-fixed schedules.

“Predictive Fleet Analytics allows our customers to let decisions on scheduling and routes be driven by the best quality data, so that shipping companies can save on resources and costs,” says Parvin Conners, Vice President of Product and Data for Lloyd’s List Intelligence. “This new level of prediction around destinations and arrivals helps ports to optimise their services and facilities and for maritime servicing businesses to run more smoothly. All of this is possible thanks to the strength of our data and analytics and how we use AI and machine learning.”

4 August 2022: Montagu acquires Lloyd’s List Intelligence from Informa

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Leading private equity firm Montagu has announced an agreement to acquire Maritime Intelligence, commonly known as Lloyd’s List Intelligence, from Informa plc.

Lloyd’s List Intelligence is a leading provider of maritime data, insight and intelligence, widely used across the shipping ecosystem, extending to the finance, legal, academic, insurance and government sectors. Its market-leading products provide reliable, high-quality data and actionable analytics, which help professionals make informed decisions on compliance, risk management and operations.

The business consists of maritime data and analytics, legal reference sources and insight services, including Lloyd’s List, the industry-leading source for global shipping news, analysis and insight with origins stretching back to 1734, and Insurance Day.

Maritime Intelligence chief executive, Michael Dell, said: “We are delighted to join Montagu and the suite of knowledge-led and tech-enabled businesses in their portfolio.

“Partnering with Montagu supports our continued delivery of innovative maritime analytics for customers and we are confident of a bright and prosperous future under their leadership.”

Montagu director Edward Shuckburgh added: “Maritime Intelligence is a unique business with a historic legacy and reputation hard-won over hundreds of years. It is complementary to our portfolio of data and analytics investee companies with strong current growth and revenue acceleration potential. We are pleased to welcome the business to the Montagu family.”

The Montagu portfolio includes global aerospace and defence information service, Janes.

06 April 2022: Lloyd’s List Intelligence partners with trade compliance and financial crime prevention platform provider TradeSun

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Lloyd’s List Intelligence are pleased to announce a partnership with TradeSun to provide data to the TradeSun platform that supports enhanced risk evaluation for trade compliance professionals.

In response to rapidly evolving international sanctions and emerging risk, TradeSun clients can now access Lloyd’s List Intelligence datasets for vessel tracking and ownership and Bill of Lading tracking from within their platform. It follows Lloyd’s List Intelligence launching vessel risk ratings that help finance and compliance professionals evaluate risk more easily.

Lloyd’s List Intelligence’s expanded dataset provides vessel risk indicators and invaluable Bill of Lading tracking for the whole voyage, including transshipment information. This is sourced from Lloyd’s List Intelligence quality assessed vessel characteristics, ownership and real-time tracking data, all of which help TradeSun customers to reduce significantly the risk of non-compliance.

The TradeSun Platform extracts and standardises transaction data, performs multiple compliance activities in real-time, intercepting illicit activities in flight, and ensures trade documents meet international standards (UCP 600/ISBP). Comprehensive reporting, audit trails and prescriptive analytics are provided across the platform.

“With global regulators increasingly turning to sanctions as a pressure tool, players in trade must be vigilant in adhering to the evolving regulatory landscape,” says Nigel Hook, TradeSun CEO. “We’ve partnered with Lloyd’s List Intelligence to further enhance TradeSun’s screening capabilities and give customers confidence in compliance by combining industry-leading data with top tier technology.”

Lloyd’s List Intelligence, part of Informa, has been at the heart of the industry for over 300 years, providing the intelligence, data and expertise that support the shipping market and keep global trade moving efficiently.

Thomas Richmond, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Lloyd’s List Intelligence, noted “Compliance professionals around the world need more than great data. They need the kind of greater insight that our unique data and analytics can bring. This powerful and timely addition to the TradeSun Platform will help professionals meet the escalating trade compliance standards.”


04 Mar 2022: Lloyds List Intelligence partners with trade finance technology partner, Traydstream

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Following the launch of vessel risk ratings that help trade finance and compliance professionals evaluate operational risk more easily, Lloyd’s List Intelligence are pleased to announce their partnership to provide this data on the Traydstream platform.

To further support trade compliance needs, clients can now access Lloyd’s List Intelligence vessel information when reviewing trade documents for Letters of Credit, Collections and Open Account transactions from within the Traydstream platform.

The expanded data provides vessel risk indicators and invaluable Bill of Lading tracking for the whole voyage, including transshipment information. This is sourced from Lloyd’s List Intelligence quality assessed vessel characteristics, ownership and real-time tracking data.

Traydstream’s OCR engine extracts all the necessary data points to provide a fully automated document checking service as part of an integrated compliance review process.

“Traydstream platform efficiency and Lloyd’s List Intelligence’s vessel and voyage analytics enable better decision making and reduce the costs, complexities and risk of trade,” said Uzair Bawany, Chief Commercial Officer at Traydstream. “Our mission has always been to focus on the pain points that document checkers face, by ensuring that they have the right information, at the right time.”

Lloyd’s List Intelligence, part of Informa, has been at the heart of the industry for over 300 years, providing the intelligence, data and expertise that support the shipping market and keep global trade moving efficiently.

“Working with select partners like Traydstream enables us to further support customers with managing their day-to-day work more efficiently. Combining our vessel and voyage risk analytics and maritime data expertise with Traydstream’s platform furthers our continuous mission to innovate and support ever-evolving market needs,” noted Thomas Richmond, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Lloyd’s List Intelligence.

4 May 2021: Our partnership with SAS

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We are delighted to announce our partnership with analytics powerhouse SAS, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI), data mining, modelling and forecasting. We too believe in turning data into answers so that everyone can make better decisions.

SAS’s powerful AI will be an important part of new and deeper levels of insight into the behaviours of vessels and fleets using our most complete and verified maritime data. With a number of AI-enhanced services currently in development, our collaboration will set a new standard of insight for the maritime industry.

20 April 2021: OrbitMI Partners with Lloyd’s List Intelligence as Data Provider for Liquid Cargos

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OrbitMI, Inc., a global provider of maritime SaaS software, today announced its partnership with Lloyd’s List Intelligence, the trusted expert partner providing actionable insight into the global maritime industry for 300 years. OrbitMI has partnered with the company, which is part of Informa PLC, as an additional provider of both vessel characteristics as well as company and ownership data for tankers.

The data will be integrated and visualized throughout Orbit, the company’s suite of integrated maritime solutions. Orbit is explicitly designed in its product architecture with an integration layer to pull in multiple systems and data feeds into one unified interface, allowing the company to respond to customer demands.

2050 compared with a 2008 baseline. Given the historically and financially assumed 20-year lifespan of vessels, the maritime sector must ensure that zero-emission vessels are operating on a commercial scale on deep-sea trade routes by 2030, opening the way for a large-scale deployment in the 2030s and 2040s. 

“At OrbitMI, we’re looking to collaborate and build partnerships with like-minded, world-class, customer-centric companies like Lloyd’s List Intelligence who allow us to deliver a technology solution that fits our customers’ workflow,” said Ali Riaz, Chairman and CEO of OrbitMI. “Lloyd’s List Intelligence is one of the most respected and influential brands in maritime and have a shared vision of transparency and sharing within our industry.”

The unparalleled real-time data from Lloyd’s List Intelligence will allow OrbitMI to offer its customers with insights that empower them to make better decisions, and ultimately move their business forward.

“Being data-driven used to be an aspiration,” added Riaz. “Now, it’s imperative.”

Following on the heels of a record-setting webinar in June of last year on maritime intelligence, the two organizations continued to expand their partnership with research and successful lead generation programs. The ongoing discussions throughout 2020 have all led to today’s announcement.

“OrbitMI is both nimble and innovative,” said Michael Dell, President, Lloyd’s List Intelligence. “We have spent the last year working closely with OrbitMI and building this partnership. We are happy to be part of a solution that is driving the transparency and the ever-evolving transformation of the maritime industry."

About OrbitMI

OrbitMI is a software company headquartered in New York City with offices in Sweden, Norway Serbia and Greece, supported by our global partners, whose purpose is to unlock the value in the data the maritime sector generates. By transforming raw data into actionable insights and predictive intelligence, OrbitMI helps maritime become more efficient, profitable, and sustainable.