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.
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.
Port congestion and increased berthing times - the new normal under China’s strict Covid policy
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.
Market cycles can be forecast, but with limited reliability. The extremities of market peaks, however, are driven by ‘black swans’ – developments and events that happen only rarely, tend to catch society by surprise, and have a transformative impact around the globe.
The unique structure of the maritime industry means that establishing who controls – or owns - what in the world of shipping can be extremely challenging. Because of the war in Ukraine, and Western efforts to lock out Russian energy exports, the issue is now under the spotlight as never before.
Ill-equipped shipping, finance and insurance businesses have found themselves navigating a maze of international enforcement that is riddled with contradictions. Compliance experts have found themselves under sharply increased demand round-the-clock, as they labour to navigate the rapidly evolving financial trade restrictions.
A new offshore logistics network is evolving to transport Russian oil and circumvent the restrictions of sanctions and expensive insurance.
Sanctions compliance is getting more complex. Learn the smart way to maximise protection and minimise risk when lending to the shipping industry.
Companies were already struggling to navigate a quagmire of sanctions compliance before Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Now the restrictions can change daily and reach across the corporate spectrum like never before.
Increasingly complex standards around sanctions compliance leave operators more exposed to penalties. Let’s look at two recent real-life cases to illustrate the growing compliance risk faced by operators.
Hear how industry professionals grappled with identifying exposure to counterparty and sanctions risk and what procedures they developed to detect increasingly sophisticated deceptive shipping practices.
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.
International shipping is under more scrutiny than ever. Here's how advanced maritime data can help ensure regulatory compliance.
This webinar looks at how many vessels are involved in deceptive activity, what the typical behaviours are and the tactics they could be using.
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.
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.