Shipping insurer North P&I Club has launched a new marine risk awareness system, hosted on its MyGlobeView digital platform.
The Route Risk Advice application is designed to evaluate and demonstrate the potential hazards of a voyage from port of origin to destination, allowing users to input a voyage plan and receive up to date information on the risks that may arise at sea and in port.
Route Risk Advice joins the existing stable of MyGlobeView alerting and reporting features, which include industry news, port details, trading and commercial updates, and guidance on sanctions, travel and weather.
“We developed Route Risk Advice with our Members in mind, taking into consideration their feedback to give them greater control of the datasets available on MyGlobeView,” said Colin Gillespie, Director of Loss Prevention, North P&I Club.
“It is a constantly evolving solution to which we regularly add new layers of data, helping Members to plan safe and efficient routes based on up-to-date, reliable information.”
Users of the new software can establish customised reports based on specific routes and locations, with a built-in measurement tool to determine the distance between any given points. Reports can be saved or printed for future reference.
North Club received the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Technology Award, sponsored by Green Jakobsen A/S, for launching ‘the Digital Covid-19 Tracking Tool’, a continuously updated map, built by Geollect, of the pandemic’s spread. Equipped with detailed information from highly respected maritime and health organisations, with this tool, users know what to expect at any given port and plan their operations accordingly.
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Geollect & scientific researchers to team up to investigate submarine volcanic eruptions, and its threat to shipping
Geollect are proud to be engaging in cutting edge scientific research on this PhD project in collaboration with the University of Leeds and the National Oceanographic Centre. It’s an exciting project bringing together machine learning, cloud computing, satellite remote sensing data, and submarine volcanoes. Geollect are keen to understand the impact observing and understanding submarine eruptions has for shipping and maritime law.
Part of the studentship would involve a summer internship with Geollect to gain experience in the commercial sector, to understand how data can be commercialised, and apply expertise to complementary problems in marine remote sensing.This collaboration aligns with Geollect’s values to help develop talented individuals and remain at the cutting edge of methodological and data applications.
Watch this space!
Today West P&I Club has announced the launch of Neptune, a comprehensive global information portal for Members, brokers and Club correspondents. Providing security, operational and bunker information at ports globally, the portal will deliver comprehensive information to Club Members.
Neptune was developed in conjunction with Geollect and incorporates data such as the Club’s claims experience, maritime security reports, sanctions, weather, sailing directions, maritime news, tides and a wealth of other port-specific information. It also creates an even faster and simpler way to access West’s extensive Loss Prevention information resources, including local COVID-19 updates.
Exclusive to West, Neptune also provides access to comprehensive data provided by the leading fuel testing and inspection company Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) on bunkers delivered at the world’s top ten bunking ports, as well as the ability to request data on other bunkering ports. A library of our loss prevention information on bunkering as well as VPS’ Port Alerts helps make Neptune a unique point of reference on bunkers for West Members.
I'm not sure many people would have predicted how 2020 was going to go if they were asked at the beginning of this year, and that couldn't be truer for myself. A few months ago I was travelling in South America when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and I had to hurry home. A couple of months later I was in the incredibly fortunate position of being offered a 6-week internship at Geollect and I couldn’t wait to get started. As this internship recently came to an end I was able to reflect on how much I had learned over the 6-week period and I’m very happy to say I am now a full-time employee at Geollect with a whole lot more learning to be done going forward.
During my internship, I worked primarily as a GIS analyst, drawing on experiences I gained from studying BSc Geography at the University of Exeter. Whilst I have worked with the Esri software ArcGIS Online and ArcPro before, I have merely scratched the surface with what is possible. Something that really appealed to me about Geollect was the company’s utilisation of GIS software to analyse live data and offer real-time analytics of datasets such as COVID-19 statistics, vessel locations and natural hazard events. This, alongside the incredibly diverse range of projects and freedom to create and explore your own ideas, creates an environment within which you feel incredibly valued. There hasn’t been a moment yet where there wasn’t a task on the to-do list and this only highlights how quickly Geollect is growing and the effort put in by my colleagues.
I have been asked by a few people how it felt to start a new role remotely rather than in the office, and whilst I don’t know any different when it comes to Geollect, from a personal perspective it hasn’t made a spot of difference. Regular zoom calls, socials and Funky Hat Fridays meant that when it came to meeting the team for the first time in person, no introductions were necessary. This is a credit to the Geollect family, and both their commitment to the company and the great relationship they have with each other was obvious from the get-go. I couldn’t have felt more welcome and I’m excited for what the future here holds as the team continues to grow.
Our new Covid-19 insights tool
Geollect Ltd today announced the release of SIGHT, a new pandemic tracking and insights tool.
Situational Insights for Global Health Trends (SIGHT) provides an easy and effective way for businesses to understand the impact of Covid-19 on travel and business operations.
“This tool will provide actionable information on Covid-19 to business users”, says COO Rich Gwilliam. “Local infection rates and associated restrictions change frequently and it’s hard to gauge what this actually means for businesses. A recent trip to visit clients in the US involved endless searching of databases and news sources to find out if travel was possible. We’re taking the effort and guess work out of monitoring what pandemics mean for business operations.”
Some of the benefits of SIGHT include:
Pandemics are becoming increasingly frequent. As the world becomes ever more connected their impact gets more significant. That’s why SIGHT isn’t designed just for Covid-19. It will be ready to monitor and understand the next pandemic and help prevent the level of disruption experienced in 2020.
SIGHT will be available from 12 October with enterprise packages starting at just £295 per month.
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