Dow Jones Risk & Compliance and Pole Star Partner on Vessel Tracking Solution

London (May 22, 2018) - Dow Jones Risk & Compliance is partnering with Pole Star to bring a more complete view of the regulatory risks faced by organizations involved in maritime trade.


The partnership enables users of Dow Jones’ trade compliance solution to access additional intelligence for vessel screening and monitoring via Pole Star’s award-winning PurpleTRAC software. PurpleTRAC provides a vessel’s complete voyage history and screening checks for advanced auditing, combining Transponder signals with Inmarsat Satellite tracking.

Assessing the risk associated with a trade transaction -- from the goods themselves to the vessel and counterparties involved -- is increasingly important given regulatory pressures around international trade,” said Guy Harrison, General Manager of Dow Jones Risk & Compliance. “By combining Dow Jones’ highly structured sanctions and dual-use goods content with Pole Star’s vessel screening and monitoring technology, we are confident that this collaboration will set a new standard in guarding against financial crime in maritime trade.

The PurpleTRAC solution has helped many organizations exposed to shipping achieve best practice in sanctions compliance, in an efficient and cost-effective way. As we strive to make maritime trade safe and compliant, forming this mutually beneficial partnership with Dow Jones - the world leaders in third-party risk management and regulatory compliance solutions - is an exciting next step for us” said Julian Longson, Managing Director of Pole Star.

Dow Jones’ trade compliance solution enables companies to assess risk with regard to dual-use goods, trade counterparties, vessels and sanctioned cities and ports. It provides coverage of all major export control regimes, including the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Chemical Weapons Convention and U.S. Commerce Control List.


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About Dow Jones Risk & Compliance

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance is a global provider of third-party risk management and regulatory compliance solutions. Working with clients across the globe, it delivers data, research tools, due diligence services and workflow solutions to help organizations meet requirements across anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions and trade compliance. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

About Pole Star Space Applications Limited

Pole Star Space Applications Limited is a leading provider of ship-centric tracking, monitoring, compliance, and risk management services to the shipping & offshore, government, and financial markets & compliance sectors. Pole Star understands the needs of the maritime sector, developing innovative and reliable systems, helping make maritime trade safe, transparent and compliant.