‘Reglobalisation’ Trends Emerge In Port Call Data
Reliability, resilience and security of production locations and supply chains have become more important due to the pandemic and concurrent geopolitical tensions.
US West Coast Congestion Diverted Cargo East
The first port to introduce containerisation to the nation, it lost the primacy to the west coast port of Los Angeles in 1989, as booming trade with China boosted the Pacific gateway.
Seasearcher Advanced Risk & Compliance vs. the competition: four factors to inform your decision
In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, it is vital for businesses to highlight and assess risks associated with status or operations that can influence or change the way they deal with shippers, suppliers, or their own customers.
The Yemen conflict and risk to commercial maritime operations
The conflict in Yemen has the potential to spill over into shipping, and while it is unlikely that international commercial trade will be a direct target, data reveals why governments are so keen to keep the Bab al-Mandeb Strait secure.
Jump in AIS gaps mask Russian maritime activity
Russia’s maritime trading patterns out of Sea of Azov ports is increasingly being obfuscated by vessels switching off their automatic identification systems (AIS).
While the frequency of ships switching off AIS in the Kerch Strait has been elevated since the outset of the military activity in Ukraine, the number of AIS gaps has risen dramatically since September.
Predictive Fleet Analytics vs. the competition: 4 factors to inform your decision
How Predictive Fleet Analytics provides reliable predictions based on a broad range of data to aid decision making across the maritime industry.
How data analytics and machine learning helps the shipping sector thrive
Although raw AIS data is the default go-to for information, it’s difficult to plan ahead when about 32% of vessels sail without a destination logged, 36% of vessels’ AIS transmissions do not include ETAs. Even when those transmissions do include ETAs, 27% of vessels arrive late. Information inaccuracies lead to wrong judgments and cause significant logistical, competitive, and financial challenges — including spoiled cargo, wasted fuel, excess pollution, or additional demurrage and detention (D&D) charges.
Russian oil price cap: Complexity, disruption and unintended consequences
The oil price cap is the latest in a series of escalating sanctions against the Russian Federation, implemented by mainly Western nations and intends to reduce the revenue Russia earns from oil, weaken its economy and starve funding for its war in Ukraine.
Is Panama about to lose its crown as the top flag state?
Panama has retained its position as the world’s leading flag state in terms of gross tonnage for 2022 but is facing strong competition from Liberia, which is rapidly closing the gap to its rival, while China also recorded exceptional growth in the past 12 months.
In our quest to make everyday life easier, neater and nicer, we surround ourselves with stuff that, in certain circumstances, can be harmful: kitchen and bathroom cleaning products, paint, and air fresheners, for example. Millions of these products are sold every day and they are taken to market by ships.
Vessel AIS gaps linked to suspected Russia-Iran arms trade
Seaborne trade between Iran and Russia via the Caspian Sea, a suspected route for weapons shipments, is increasing and ships plying the trade are routinely doing so with Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals turned off.
Don’t let incomplete AIS data cause setbacks for your shipping operations
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Suspicious And Unusual Vessel Activity
Russia’s supply chains have shown resilience since the invasion of Ukraine, with cargo flows being redirected to ‘friendly’ countries using transport corridors touted by President Vladimir Putin as long-term priority trade routes.
Ningbo Terminals Port Congestion
Port congestion and increased berthing times - the new normal under China’s strict Covid policy
On the Trail of Ukrainian Grain
Making sense of a spider web of digital information, false leads and anecdotes involves persistence, intuition and the ability to dive deep into the world’s preeminent store of marine data.
Russia, Sanctions, and Ship-to-Ship Scenarios
A new offshore logistics network is evolving to transport Russian oil and circumvent the restrictions of sanctions and expensive insurance.
How inaccurate vessel ETAs impact maritime business
Marine businesses are often forced to deal with vessel ETA inaccuracies. What are the knock-on effects and how can organisations secure better ETA data?
The New Age of Old Ships
As the supply chain crisis evolves and new areas of risk emerge, another trend has become apparent: a growing global fleet of moribund vessels, saved from the scrapyard by persistently high freight rates and the illicit oil trade.
Sanction Compliance Risk is Growing: A Tale of Two Trades
Increasingly complex sanctions compliance standards leave operators more exposed to penalties - unless they have an advanced risk and compliance solution.
How Detailed Casualty Data Helps Keep World Trade Moving
For the people involved in keeping our oceans safe, marine casualty data is critical, but it’s also increasingly vital to keep the world’s supply chains moving. The constantly moving and changing maritime industry needs data and insight that evolves.
Geospatial Ports Database: Precisely Pinpoint Vessels in Vast Ports
As ports and global shipping become ever more complicated, accurate geospatial ports data can be the key to efficiency and costs savings.
Advanced Maritime Data: How Great Insight Improves Compliance
International shipping is under more scrutiny than ever. Here's how advanced maritime data can help ensure regulatory compliance.
High quality maritime data framework
Learn how our COACT framework delivers accurate and reliable maritime data to enable intelligent compliance risk management, monitoring of maritime trade and smarter commercial strategy.
Demystifying Ports, Terminals and Berths
Operations at ports are increasingly busy and complicated. Cut through the complexity with reliable and advanced maritime data.
Exposing The Multitude Of Hidden High-risk Voyages
Official sanctions lists such as OFAC establish a firm red line against the highest risk vessels, flag states, owners, and operators. Any legitimate organisation that does business with these blacklisted vessels or entities – knowingly or unknowingly – could suffer financially or reputationally.
From Suspicious To High-risk: The Emergence Of New Vessel Behavioural Patterns
The movement of illicit cargo across water is increasingly difficult to pinpoint. Tactics used by owners and operators to conceal the transport and exchange of materials that are sanctioned are evolving and becoming increasingly sophisticated.
Detecting High Risk Vessels Before They Are Sanctioned
The key to success in identifying maritime compliance risk is being able to understand and rate patterns of high-risk behaviour and activity as quickly as possible. Ideally, to do so as soon as the activity emerges and before it reaches alarming levels.
Artificial Intelligence: A New And Faster Level Of Insight
The constantly moving and changing maritime industry needs data and insight that evolves. Since we’ve integrated machine learning into our powerful historical and real-time database, new and more advanced insight about vessel and fleet behaviour has emerged.