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Pole Star Global Acquires StratumFive Group, expanding its coverage in fleet monitoring & voyage optimisation for the global commercial fleet

Combined offering expands Pole Star’s industry leading fleet coverage and complements its leadership in vessel sanctions and monitoring. Pole Star Global, the pioneer and market leader in maritime intelligence technology, with the largest blue water fleet under management, is pleased to announce its successful acquisition of StratumFive, a prominent maritime tech company.  StratumFive’s Podium5, an […]

Pole Star Global Acquires StratumFive Group, expanding its coverage in fleet monitoring & voyage optimisation for the global commercial fleet

2024 Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook: Transition to La Niña

As the 2024 Pacific hurricane season approaches, all eyes are on the potential transition from the current El Niño conditions to a La Niña pattern later this year. This periodic shift in ocean temperatures and atmospheric circulation could have major implications for tropical cyclone activity across the eastern, central, and western Pacific basins. While models

2024 Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook: Transition to La Niña

Atlantic Hurricane Season

2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook:  Above average season brewing?

In the Atlantic Ocean, hurricane season officially begins June 01st and lasts until November 30th while reaching its peak September 10th.  With this year’s season quickly approaching, we are going to look ahead and offer our analysis and predictions for the upcoming season. Looking Back at the 2023 Season:  Last year was the fourth most

2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook:  Above average season brewing?

Panama Rain Forecast: Impact Analysis on the Panama Canal Drought

Since early 2023, Panama has been gripped by a persistent drought, significantly reducing the passage of ships through the canal and adversely affecting global trade. Diminished water levels in the canal pose constraints on both the frequency and size of ships able to traverse it. What lies ahead for shipping as we approach the upcoming

Panama Rain Forecast: Impact Analysis on the Panama Canal Drought

Podium5 Enhances Efficiencies Through Strategic integration of T-VOS

Podium5, the award-winning voyage informatics platform, integrates Theyr’s cutting-edge T-VOS solution. This strategic partnership between StratumFive, a leading solutions provider for the global Shipping industry, and Theyr, the first multi-objective voyage optimisation solution provider in Shipping, promises to drive innovation and efficiency in the digital maritime industry. The news follows the recent acquisition of Stratum

Podium5 Enhances Efficiencies Through Strategic integration of T-VOS

Winter in the North Atlantic:  Is a Nor’easter your friend or foe?  It Depends…

Growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania, I have always had a great passion for winter weather, specifically big East Coast snowstorms. With winter being my favorite season, I am always looking for favorable environmental factors that are conducive for a big Nor’easter, including the cold air needed to get snow rather than rain. Nor’easter is a

Winter in the North Atlantic:  Is a Nor’easter your friend or foe?  It Depends…

Atlantic Hurricane Season

2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook:  Below average season in store?

The Atlantic Hurricane season is almost upon us. Beginning on June 1st, the season will officially begin and lasts until November 30th. With the season nearing, we like to look ahead and share our predictions for what the upcoming season may have in store. A look back to the 2022 Season  The 2022 hurricane season

2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook:  Below average season in store?

2023 Pacific Tropics Outlook – Impacts from El Niño

For the East Pacific, the official hurricane season stretches from May 15th until November 30th.  In the West Pacific, the typhoon season runs year-round but there are certainly seasonal peaks, the strongest being in September similar to the East Pacific peak. Last year’s La Nina resulted in an above average hurricane season for the Eastern

2023 Pacific Tropics Outlook – Impacts from El Niño

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