The companies say that they plan to launch their first product, combining tracking and piracy intelligence in a single system, in the first quarter of next year.
“By combining the information that our two companies provide, we can offer something very valuable indeed – actionable intelligence for the routing of ships to avoid current or predicted hotspots,” said Hans Tino Hansen, managing director & CEO at Risk Intelligence.
“We first collaborated with Pole Star in 2009. Since then our relationship has evolved, and we are pleased to announce (that) we will join forces in a strategic partnership to offer our mutual customers some powerful new features.”
Pole Star and Risk Intelligence say that they want to allow their customers to combine the benefits of real-time fleet information with the latest intelligence on piracy and security incidents around the world.
Andrew Peters, CEO at Pole Star, said: “There is a natural synergy between what we do (offering customers fleet information they can use to make decisions quickly) and what Risk Intelligence do (providing maritime companies with the latest intelligence on the location, details and assessment of piracy and security incidents).”
“By combining tracking and piracy intelligence in a single system, we can give our customers more meaningful information that they can use to make decisions quickly.”