With the US treasury and other regulators globally focusing more extensively on maritime trade, the need to keep at pace with an increasingly complex sanctions landscape is now vital.
Since 2014, we have helped our clients with regulatory exposures in the banking, trade, commodity, insurance and government sectors manage their financial crime risk with advanced sanctions screening and vessel tracking solutions.
Our multi-award winning PurpleTRAC regulatory technology protects companies from regulatory exposures in maritime trade and shipping while automating, streamlining and recording formerly manual processes.
Our collaborative partnerships with Dow Jones Risk & Compliance and TradeIX have been driven by the industry’s need to create a fully transparent operating environment within the supply chain, and to continue to guide the digitisation of maritime trade and its financing.
For developers that need Application Programming Interface (API) access to vessel position data and ship information, the Pole Star API connects your systems with our industry-renowned data services.Learn more
In 1998, Pole Star was the first company to develop real-time tracking in the maritime industry and, since then, we have continued to offer the maritime industry cutting edge vessel tracking, SSAS, SSRS, fleet management, risk insight, LRIT conformance testing and certification, and sanctions compliance solutions as well as associated hardware.
We currently track over 12,000 ships on behalf of 1,200 global commercial customers representing a wide range of sectors such as oil & gas, logistics & freight, container and cruise liners and commodity shipping. Our services & hardware are available both directly and through our international distributor network.
Protect your fleet at all times by managing security alerts and responding to security incidents from wherever you are, on the go.Learn more
Ensure the smooth running of business using real-time updates of maritime crime incidents around the world.Learn more
Pole Star is an LRIT Application Service Provider (ASP) / DC administrator to over 60 maritime administrations / flag registries including Panama, Liberia, Marshall Islands, USA, Singapore and the UK, monitoring over 34,000 ships. Pole Star also provides authorised LRIT testing ASP services to over 100 Flags.
Alongside this, Pole Star provides Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) an integrated situational management platform, for safeguarding Homeland Security and a maritime domain, plus fleetwide ship screening, and AIS services to flags, as well as tracking and environmental monitoring services to international, national, and state fisheries authorities.
Pole Star enjoys a close working relationship with key IMO secretariat staff on matters relating to maritime affairs, particularly maritime security, counter-piracy and LRIT. We also have close dealings with the US State Department and United Nations, in conjunction with sanctions related regulatory compliance. As such, we are on the front-line of regulation affecting governments in the maritime space.
Comprehensive, cost-effective, and expandable LRIT Data Centre services for governments and flag administrations.Learn more
A convenient, secure, and user-friendly web-based LRIT Conformance Test service allowing you to initiate an online test and review its progress any time.Learn more