Maritime innovation

GNS manipulation & the illusion of knowledge
Maritime innovation

GNSS manipulation & the illusion of knowledge

The emergence of GNSS manipulation In April 2021, Windward uncovered the first known case of orchestrated Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) manipulation off the Caribbean Islands. This discovery is a landmark moment in global maritime security, signaling that bad actors have now attained technologies and know-how enabling them to co-opt electronic warfare manipulations that up until now…

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All roads lead to maritime decarbonization
Maritime innovation

All roads lead to maritime decarbonization

Maritime decarbonization is a growing global concern and a key goal for the maritime ecosystem. With 90% of global trade shipping via sea, roughly 3% of global carbon dioxide emissions in 2012 were generated by the shipping industry. The goals set by IMO to reduce greenhouse gases have made decarbonization a true priority for the…

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Maritime innovation

Unveiling the mystery of Machine Learning

Machine Learning (ML) has been a buzzword in the technological space for years; The idea of a machine improving itself over time, recognizing patterns, and aiding its human counterparts appeals to many industries.  With machine learning, businesses and organizations across a broad scope of industries will be able to analyze larger quantities of data and…

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Revealing dark port calls
Maritime innovation

How dark activity insights reduce investigation time

Dark activity can be tricky to decipher. With thousands of daily AIS gaps, identifying true risk can take extensive resources and time. With Windward’s dark activity insights, our customers don’t get flooded with alerts or confusing data. In this blog, I’ll walk through just how this works and why detecting high-risk dark activity doesn’t have…

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Maritime innovation

Uncover secrets in plain sight

It is relatively easy to see something and understand it. But what about what you cannot see? Today, businesses and organizations need to strengthen their ability to see all elements that impact their businesses, and as a result, need to find new ways to uncover what is hidden in plain sights. This is the only…

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Maritime innovation

AI driven digital transformation of maritime and trade

AI in shipping – how new technology is creating a paradigm shift  The maritime and trade ecosystem is experiencing a paradigm shift brought about by the adoption of innovative AI-driven technologies. As a result of the integration of AI, every business and organization that is part of the wider ecosystem will drastically change in the…

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Maritime innovation

Changing the maritime industry – as easy as riding a bike?

Everyone has something they want to do but never did. It could be as small as learning how to play an instrument or as large as moving across the world and changing life paths. For me, it was somewhere in the middle – it was learning how to ride a bike.   While they say riding…

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Maritime innovation

The time for digitalization

The maritime industry cannot avoid digitalization for much longer.  The recent global pandemic alongside the new sanctions advisories has led the shipping industry to a tipping point necessitating new ways of operation and management.   The need for digitalization in maritime is not a new topic; The International Union of Marine Insurance’s (IUMI) created the data…

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Maritime innovation

A primer for a profitable and sustainable maritime business

by Mikael Lind, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Richard Watson, University of Georgia, Chye Poh Chua, ShipsFocus Group, David Levy, OrbitMI, Socrates Theodossiou, Tototheo Maritime, Omer Primor, Windward, Alexio Picco, Circletouch There are two key measures central to transforming the maritime industry to increase its sustainability and profitability. In this article, we introduce both of…

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Maritime innovation

What are ship-to-ship meetings?

The idea of ships meeting at sea may seem strange; however, there are a variety of reasons that could explain why they do. Ship-to-ship (STS) meetings are common for fuelling, cargo transshipment, to change crew, let a pilot on board, and more.   While most of these reasons are legitimate and legal, ship-to-ship meetings can also…

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Maritime innovation

In mod(els) we trust

Imagine you just finished building the most amazing box in the world. You can ask it any question, and it will give you the answer. It comes in any color – so long as it’s black. How much do you think you could sell it for? Squillions right? Okay, there is a catch – two,…

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Maritime innovation

It starts with a blip

Israel brims with technology talent. But with the tech scene booming – especially for AI-focused startups – there’s also huge demand. And while tech people have honed their skills in many different areas, including fintech, ad tech, cyber and all the rest, the maritime domain usually isn’t one of them. And that leads to the…

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