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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

High Risk Area Removal to Affect Routes

Effective 01 January 2023 at 0001 UTC, the Indian Ocean High Risk Area (HRA) will be removed, as agreed by the International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, International Marine Contractors Association, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, and Oil Companies International Marine Forum.  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) was notified of the decision on 22 August, and it is expected …

High Risk Area Removal to Affect Routes

Fleetweather meteorologists to collaborate with Oshen on their Microtransat Challenge attempt!

Fleetweather’s team of marine routers are preparing to assist the team at Oshen in the voyage planning of their autonomous boat, as they attempt the Microtransat Challenge, completing a fully autonomous trans-Atlantic sailing expedition. Led by Duty Director of Marine Operations Matthew Nuss, the Fleetweather team consists of RMet accredited marine routers William Flamholtz, Mary …

Fleetweather meteorologists to collaborate with Oshen on their Microtransat Challenge attempt!

Geopolitical Zones Create New Obstacles in International Waters

While the history and animosity between China and Taiwan is well publicized, the tension between the two countries reached a new boiling point over the past week. On Thursday, August 4th, in response to recent events, China began military exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan. These military exercises took place from August 4th to 7th …

Geopolitical Zones Create New Obstacles in International Waters

Suezmaximized Routes

Overview One of the most valuable elements a ship routing service can offer to ship operators is an accurate route recommendation and comparison which can result in significant savings. Savings can be measured by a number of metrics, most notably money, bunkers consumed, and emissions. As part of Fleetweather’s weather routing services, we provide clients …

Suezmaximized Routes

Oceans Divided:  Magellan Strait or Drake Passage?

The continent of South America acts as a 4700 mile land barrier, dividing the Atlantic Ocean and the eastern Pacific Ocean. When considering commercial routing between the two oceans, there are three options: Panama Canal, Magellan Strait, and the Drake Passage. This blog will focus on Magellan Strait and Drake Passage as their close proximity …

Oceans Divided:  Magellan Strait or Drake Passage?

2022 Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook: How is the season shaping up?

Tropical cyclone season has arrived in the Eastern Pacific, and is fast approaching in the Central Pacific. Hurricane season begins 15 May in the Eastern Pacific and 1 June in the Central Pacific, and lasts through 30 November. Meanwhile, tropical cyclones can form year-round in the Western Pacific due to the constant presence of warm …

2022 Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook: How is the season shaping up?

The Future is Looking Green

With more stringent emission regulations and increasing fuel costs, the shipping industry is actively looking for viable alternative green ship technologies to help meet these growing demands. One idea is to better harness wind power to help power ships, reduce emissions and save fuel. Experts believe that fuel savings of up to 50% are achievable, …

The Future is Looking Green

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