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Keeping standards high in times of disruption

A conversation between Windward CEO Ami Daniel and Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, commanding officer for the Australian Maritime Border Command  The audio player doesn’t load? Click here to listen to the recording COVID-19 has brought trade, shipping, and maritime security to the forefront of global discussions. However, these are not new topics. Some nations,…

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The ship must go on

New, live, interactive map shows that despite COVID-19, trade keeps flowing As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds before our eyes, people and organizations around the world are stepping up to do their bit to halt its relentless spread – or at least make mitigation measures less intolerable. Car manufacturers are looking at adapting production lines to…

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Maritime safety

Shipping in a time of coronavirus

Windward will be hosting “Protecting Maritime Borders From COVID-19” – a free Webinar – on March 24 at 2pm London time. To join, register here. The coronavirus pandemic is having a negative impact on global shipping demand. The speed with which the virus has spread makes it difficult to assess the full consequences. Nevertheless, we…

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Maritime safety

COVID-19: Stay safe and keep shipping

The fight to stop coronavirus spreading is a global one. While attention initially focused on airports, it’s now turning to the world’s other main entrypoint: ports. How can technology assist governments to clear trade as quickly and efficiently as possible? Around 90% of world trade is transported by sea. Unlike air traffic, nations can’t simply…

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Maritime security

See beyond the horizon

There’s been an explosion in the amount of data available. It’s growing all the time. So too are the insights it can potentially provide. In a world of increasing complexity, there are frameworks that can be implemented to help your organization enhance situational awareness. What will help you see beyond the horizon? As the amount…

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Maritime compliance

Shady shipping exposed

This blog post is based on a review of global shipping for sanctions exposure. You can download the full review below. Growing trade sanctions make it increasingly difficult for companies operating in the maritime ecosystem to know which vessels are safe for business. Vessels violating sanctions are constantly being added to sanctions lists. But there…

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Maritime safety

Coronavirus vs New Year’s: Why Chinese port calls have slumped

As the human toll of the coronavirus continues to climb, the economic impact is becoming clearer. Global supply chains for everything from cars to iPhones are under strain. People are travelling less. Trade is hurting, reducing demand for oil and shipping, and pushing down prices. In short, the global economy is being disrupted, nowhere more…

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Maritime compliance

Shining a light on ships that go dark

In part II of this series on AIS, we’ll focus on the three simple signals for efficiently filtering through the noise of AIS transmission data to find the real risks. As we’ve seen in part 1 of this series, performing Vessel Due Diligence by screening AIS transmission gaps can protect companies from inadvertently doing business…

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Maritime security

No data left behind

How can we apply all the data on past behavior to boost our understanding of the maritime domain today and in the future? In this Captain’s Blog, Omer Primor lays out the innovations required to ready ourselves for the next decade of insights. Going into 2020, it’s hard to believe where maritime domain awareness (MDA)…

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Maritime compliance

True identity

When one number hides two identities it’s key to know what you’re looking at to make the right business decision. Using AI, Maritime expertise and experience, below is the curious case of how one vessel appeared to be in two oceans at the same time. A Panamanian-flagged oil tanker goes dark off the coast of…

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Maritime security

India maritime threat map

From terrorism to refugees to regional tensions – there’s plenty to keep Indians up at night. With that in mind, the country has, in recent years, redoubled its efforts to protect its seas and coastline, enhancing its maritime domain awareness, rapidly adopting new technologies and analytics. Download a PDF of the map Against this backdrop,…

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The Captain’s Blogs of the Year

Explosions, hijackings and Royal Marines storming a ship. Not the plotline of a Steven Segal movie. But the subjects of the most read Captain’s Blogs of 2019. What they all had in common (aside from being dramatic events) was how they highlighted the complex and growing risks faced by organizations across the maritime ecosystem. Here’s…

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