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Maritime AI
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What is maritime AI?

Maritime AI is a term for machine learning models uniquely attuned to maritime nuances and data. Maritime AI is the result of models which are trained on thousands of dynamic maritime data points.  The data quality is crucial here. From AIS transmitters, radar signals, and imagery data, a multi-source data pool helps deliver a real-time…

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Greening trade finance
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Greening trade finance with the right data

Unlike shipowners or charterers, banks are far removed players from data on shipping emissions. And yet, as the financing entities, they are major stakeholders in a greener future. According the latest UN climate report, unless immediate, rapid, and large-scale action is taken to reduce emissions, the average global temperature is likely to reach or cross…

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Carbon optimization
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Getting to the bottom of the carbon optimization problem

In today’s digital age, visibility is everything. The sharing economy is a perfect example. Rather than hailing a cab, we can instantly order a ride of our choice. We can see the type of car, the driver, the ETA, the driver’s rating, and so much more. This visibility has made travel more comfortable, more efficient,…

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A tech talk with Benny Keinan
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A tech talk with Benny Keinan: The full scoop on decarbonization

There are a lot of solutions out there that aim to help players across the maritime ecosystem measure and monitor emissions. But there is still a gap when it comes to data accessibility and visibility – both which are critical to drive real change. We sat down with our very own Benny Keinan, VP of…

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Decoding decarbonization
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Decoding decarbonization: inside our environmental eBook

With consumer pressure and activism growing, industry leaders are in a perfect position to re-strategize and build for the future. Our latest eBook, “Managing Environmental Risk and Making Sustainability Work for Your Business,” explores how stakeholders can navigate the challenges the industry is facing, while maximizing their decarbonization strategy. It includes insights on why industry-wide…

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Data for decarbonization program
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Introducing Windward’s Data for Decarbonization Program

World trade is nearly 32 times greater now than it was in 1950. Today, $14 trillion is spent each year on transportation globally – over 90% of which is by sea. And while there has been incredible innovation in the global transportation of goods, there is still a gap in how technology is used to make maritime trade more…

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The hide and seek game
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The hide and seek game of sanctioned tankers

The resignation of Lebanon’s president and his government have thrown the country into a political crisis. On August 26th, news reported that Iran would ship more fuel to Lebanon and said more vessels carrying Iranian fuel would sail soon. An Iranian sanctioned tanker, the FAXON, which recently operated in Venezuela, is, according to some reports,…

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AIS switch off
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From advisory to adoption: The AIS switch-off clause

On July 16, BIMCO released a new clause concerning AIS manipulation. Why? In 2020, OFAC issued an advisory stating that the shipping industry should develop provisions “in the form of an AIS ‘switch-off’ clause”. The intention was that it would help shipowners, charterers, and operators to block high-risk business. But it’s important to remember that…

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Djibouti flag
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From Cameroon to Djibouti: 3 surefire ways to identify flag manipulations

How do you distinguish legitimate flag changes from deceptive flag changes? Malicious flag hopping is often well-concealed in a sea of legitimate flag changes. At Windward, we’re long familiar with bad actors’ habit of taking a standard shipping practice, manipulating it, and developing new methods to avoid detection. The end result is that deceptive shipping…

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360 risk
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Safety, security, and compliance: evaluating risk from every angle

Risk impacts stakeholders across the maritime ecosystem differently depending on their organization, region, internal operations, and more. For the shipping industry, compliance is an obvious priority to manage. For government organizations, specifically for border protection, the need for sanctions monitoring may seem less relevant. This makes sense when considering the high stakes of global drug…

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Windward Portal
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The Windward Portal: overcoming compliance checks to boost business

Compliance is high-stakes. Any risk activity that goes undetected can implicate your business in sanctions and jeopardize business opportunities. In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, it’s no small feat to ensure compliance monitoring is up to standards. Windward’s new portal helps you maximize success without exposing your business to risk. Why is compliance such a…

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container insights
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Container monitoring: The risk headache for financial institutions

According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), the amount of illicit money laundered through international trade is on the rise. While financial institutions have picked up their efforts to manage this risk, document verification is still a challenge. Identifying fictitious documents and false invoicing to facilitate trade-based money laundering (TBML) is a complex task…

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