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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 compliance

‘Going dark’ is so 2019

Movies have taught us that, when looking to achieve an investigative breakthrough and capture a bad-guy, it is necessary to track their phones. Movies have also taught us that the bad guys know that, and they often adapt their ways, trying to throw the good-guys off their tail.  The ocean is no different than a…

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Executive education

Executive brief – false positives

The recent OFAC advisory on maritime sanctions has detailed a new bar of expectations applicable to a wide range of organizations involved in maritime supply chain and transportation. To meet the new expectations, businesses must incorporate proactive screening measures to identify ships that display Deceptive Shipping Practices and may be involved in sanctions evasion. In…

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Executive education

Executive brief – deceptive shipping practices

Shipping plays a significant role in the global supply chain. This fact hasn’t been overlooked by regulators, as they continuously shift some of the responsibilities on stopping sanctions evasions towards the maritime ecosystem. The recent advisory from U.S. authorities has, for the first time, detailed the responsibilities and expectations that private businesses connected to the…

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Maritime safety

From Beirut to Mauritius

Two ships made front-page news this week, possibly in the worst of circumstances. One perilous vessel carried a dangerous cargo of ammonia nitrate into Beirut port, eventually leading to devastating consequences,  scarring a city for decades to come. The other failed to navigate the waters of the Indian Ocean and was grounded in Mauritius, resulting…

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Maritime security

Troubled waters

Insecurity is on the rise in the South China Sea. While all eyes are on the growing geopolitical tensions between the US and China around Beijing’s territorial and maritime claims, new types of threats are resurfacing: South Asian countries face piracy, and sea-borne crimes are increasing at an alarming rate.  To further complicate matters, COVID-19…

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Maritime compliance

The new maritime standards

Regulators’ focus on maritime trade and shipping for sanctions is intensifying. On July 27, 2020, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI), the body responsible to ensure that financial sanctions are properly understood, implemented and enforced in the UK, has issued new guidance aiming at the maritime sector.  Implications: Why does this matter? This document…

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Windward

Guardians of the (galac)sea

A conversation between Windward CEO Ami Daniel and General Riccardo Rapanotti of the Italian Guardia di Finanza (GDF).   The player doesn’t load? Click here to listen to the recording Global trends impact nearly every aspect of daily life, including crime. It is the role of government and law enforcement agencies to minimize the rise…

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Executive education

Private sector prepares to meet maritime sanctions compliance

Shipping plays a significant role in the global supply chain. This fact hasn’t been overlooked by regulators, as they continuously shift some of the responsibilities on stopping sanctions evasions towards the maritime ecosystem. For years, the financial sector has been viewed as the key gateway for sanction evasions.    The recent OFAC advisory has, for the…

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Windward

No ship is an island

A conversation between Windward CEO Ami Daniel and CEO of Anglo-Eastern, Bjorn Hojgaard  The player doesn’t load? Click here to listen to the recording When thinking of shipping, it is natural to gravitate towards vessels; however, it is just as important to think of the men and women who operate the ships. Today, the…

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Windward

Beyond the ships at sea

A decade ago, we set out to shed light on what’s really happening at sea; A daring mission to harness cutting edge technologies and provide an innovative look at maritime data, with the goal of creating a paradigm shift in understanding, analyzing and providing insights into behaviors at sea. Today, we are proud to share…

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