Tracking

Tracking

Work smarter, save time and achieve your goals with our advanced, global satellite tracking service.

Tracking

Work smarter, save time and achieve your goals with our advanced, global satellite tracking service, patent-pending blended tracking technology and interactive tools and layers.

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SSAS Management

SSAS Management

Developed with and for CSOs and DPAs that require a SSAS management system that they can rely on when it is needed most.

SSAS Management

SSAS Management is a complete SSAS management system that allows CSOs and DPAs to manage security alerts and respond to incidents - from the office, home or mobile.

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Risk Insight

Risk Insight

Near real-time maritime risk incident updates, 24/7, for a complete overview of immediate and long-term risks.

Risk Insight

Risk Insight provides you with near real-time updates of incidents such as piracy, terrorism, hijacking, insurgency and other maritime crime around the world, right inside your Pole Star account.

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Pole Star API

Pole Star API

Our RESTful API connects your systems or applications with our industry-renowned services and data.

Pole Star API

For in-house and commercial developers who need programmatic access to ship tracking data and services, our RESTful API connects your systems or applications with our industry-renowned services and data.

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SOCAR Case Study

SOCAR Case Study

Download our case study and learn how SOCAR trading have benefitted from implementing PurpleTRAC

SOCAR Case Study

Case Study: SOCAR Trading and PurpleTRAC.

Learn how the oil products trading company has implemented Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC to give them complete and auditable vessel compliance.

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Screening

Screening

Are you confident that the ships you are engaged with are not sanctioned? Screen them and their associates with PurpleTRAC.

Screening

Pole Star's PurpleTRAC screens ships and their associates against a comprehensive range of economic sanctions lists (including OFAC, EU, UN etc), interrogates Port State Control inspection records and analyses historical movements to determine if a ship has recently called at a blacklisted port or sanctioned country.

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Monitoring

Monitoring

From port of departure to ultimate destination, PurpleTRAC monitors your ship’s movements globally.

Monitoring

From port of departure to ultimate destination, PurpleTRAC’s advanced Voyage Monitoring Engine monitors the ship’s movements, detects significant events throughout its voyage and continues to screen it daily against the full range of global economic sanctions lists.

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Reporting

Reporting

Download a tamper-resistant, auditable and verifiable statement of your organisation’s sanctions compliance activity.

Reporting

PurpleTRAC maintains an up-to-date record of all users’ historical and on-going activities, providing a tamper-resistant, auditable and verifiable statement of your organisation’s geopolitical risk management and sanctions compliance activity.

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LRIT Data Centres

LRIT Data Centres

Choose the Application Service Provider (ASP) and LRIT DC products selected by the world's leading registries.

LRIT Data Centres

Pole Star operates Data Centres on behalf of over 40 Flag administrations, monitoring more than 16,000 ships, including those of Panama, Singapore, Liberia, and the Marshall Islands - the largest fleets in the International Maritime Organisation's LRIT network.

For further information from our professional team dedicated to LRIT services, please Contact Us

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LRIT Conformance

LRIT Conformance

Pole Star is the leading provider of LRIT Data Centres and Conformance Testing services.

LRIT Conformance

Pole Star operates LRIT
Data Centres on behalf of over 40 Flag administrations, monitoring more than 16,000 ships.

Also, as an Authorised Service Provider (ASP) for over 90 flags, Pole Star has completed more than 40,000 LRIT Conformance Tests on behalf of ship operators worldwide.

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LRIT Fast Track Certificates

LRIT Fast Track Certificates

Need an LRIT Conformance Test Report quickly? Our Fast Track service guarantees 24 hour turnaround.

LRIT Fast Track Certificates

On successful completion of an LRIT Conformance Test, Pole Star can issue the Conformance Test Report Certificate. Standard processing time is three days, but to assist ship operators with urgent requirements, Pole Star offers a Fast Track service, which allows for the Certificate to be issued within 24 hours.

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Thrane & Thrane Partner

Thrane & Thrane Partner

Pole Star is a Thrane & Thrane Certified Partner, supporting the most recognised LRIT hardware supplier.

Thrane & Thrane Partner

Pole Star has been awarded the status of Certified Partner by Thrane & Thrane. Certified Partners are required to undertake training and participate in the Thrane & Thrane partner programme. The extensive training course, which offers technical training in products & solutions, service tools and support, ensures that all its partners have the skills to provide the best service to their customers.

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Case Study - FFA

Case Study - FFA

The Forum Fisheries
Agency's VMS covers
almost 50% of the
world’s open ocean.

Case Study - FFA

The South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) provides Monitoring, Control & Surveillance (MCS) policy and services to its members, to better control fishing in the Pacific.

Absolute has provided FFA with a Vessel Monitoring System; a sophisticated web based application for shipowners, FFA staff and member countries.

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AFMA Case Study

AFMA Case Study

400+ ships monitored for the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.

AFMA Case Study

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is the authority responsible for management and sustainable use of Commonwealth fish resources. During 1999 AFMA conducted a restricted evaluation of competitive systems to select a software supplier. As a result the Absolute Vessel Monitoring System platform was adopted by AFMA and has remained in place since.

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NOAA Case Study

NOAA Case Study

Electronic Logbook
software installed
to NOAA specs
on 2000+ ships.

NOAA Case Study

Pole Star has provided electronic logbooks since 2007 under its Absolute Software brand. In 2010 NOAA awarded a further contract to Absolute Software to provide electronic logbooks and catch reporting systems to the U.S. fishing fleet operating in the South Pacific.

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Absolute-VMS

Absolute-VMS

An advanced, cost-effective and fully-integrated VMS solution.

Absolute-VMS

The Absolute VMS reports the vessel’s location - accurately and privately - to the Fisheries Monitoring Centre (FMC) at programmable intervals.

Protected from the elements, as well as from intentional tampering, the robust unit is tough enough to last for years with only minimal maintenance.

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News

SOCAR Trading implements PurpleTRAC for its vessel compliance program

In October 2014, SOCAR Trading identified an opportunity to improve and streamline its compliance processes. When it came to sanctions compliance and due diligence for ships, SOCAR identified four key challenges to address and they set out to find and implement a technology solution that would give them the ability to screen ships before a voyage, track ships during their voyages and report on the due diligence performed on-demand, at any time of the day or night.

SOCAR Trading turned to Pole Star's PurpleTRAC screening and sanctions compliance solution. With PurpleTRAC, SOCAR Trading are able to manage sanctions compliance and due diligence throughout the full lifecycle from pre-charter sanctions screening to post-voyage risk analysis.

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Pole Star awarded USCG LRIT ASP contract

Pole Star Space Applications announces that it has been awarded a prestigious contract by the US Coast Guard for the provision of LRIT ASP services.

"We are very honoured to have been awarded this contract from the US Coast Guard to provide LRIT ASP services in support of the United States’ National Maritime Domain Awareness Plan and wider National Strategy for Maritime Security program" said Julian Longson, Managing Director at Pole Star.

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Pole Star announces its new cloud-based platform and services

Pole Star, a UK-headquartered technology company delivering innovative maritime application solutions, today announced the launch of its new cloud application platform, designed to facilitate the company’s vision to enable a universal maritime ecosystem.

The new Pole Star platform is a highly configurable, extensible and easy-to-use cloud application platform, built upon a powerful, robust and open API, and using enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure. With a wide (and expanding) range of services - from vessel tracking and SSAS management to maritime risk intelligence - all available on one convenient platform, Pole Star is enabling its customers to connect with their ships in a whole new way.

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