North launches Route Risk Advice to support voyage planning and promote route risk management
22 October 2020 – Leading international shipping insurer North P&I Club has launched a new marine risk awareness solution, hosted on its market leading interactive MyGlobeView digital platform.
Route Risk Advice, from North, offers users an innovative digital tool designed to evaluate and demonstrate the potential hazards of a voyage from port of origin to destination. The application joins a growing stable of MyGlobeView solutions, which includes the 2020 Safety4Sea Technology Award-winning Covid-19 Tracking Tool.
MyGlobeView provides North members and correspondents with exclusive access to over 40 alerting and reporting features, including industry news, port details, trading and commercial updates, and guidance on sanctions, travel and weather. The addition of the new application means that users can now input a voyage plan and receive up to date information on the risks that may arise at sea and in port.
“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,” says 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 Route Risk Advice can establish bespoke reports based on specific routes and locations, which they can save or print for future reference. These reports are uniquely supplemented with North’s in-house expertise and knowledge from our claims, legal and loss prevention teams, Gillespie adds. A built-in measurement tool accurately determines the distance between any given points, while a feedback function encourages suggestions for general enhancements and new data feeds, enabling continuous improvement.
These features and more are available to North-entered members and correspondents via their personal MyNorth account, says Paul Jennings, Chief Executive, North P&I Club. “Route Risk Advice is a welcome solution and a worthy addition to our digital portfolio, the full benefits of which can be accessed by anyone with a MyNorth account. Subscribers to MyNorth can also create their own publications library, address books and tailored news feeds and access premium content from our in-house experts,” he concludes.
Route Risk Advice – Voyage Tool
Route Risk Advice – Measurement Tool
About North P&I Club:
North P&I Club is a leading global marine insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance to over 230 million GT of owned and chartered tonnage. Through its guaranteed subsidiary Sunderland Marine, North is also a leading insurer of fishing vessels, small craft, aquaculture risks and owners’ fixed premium P&I cover. The S&P Global ‘A’ rated Club is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with regional offices and subsidiaries in China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Greece, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, USA and Sunderland Marine offices worldwide. North is a leading member of the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG), with over 12% of the IG’s owned tonnage. The 13 IG clubs provide liability cover for approximately 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage and, as a member of the IG, North protects and promotes the interests of the international shipping industry. For further information, visit: www.nepia.com
MyGlobeView is an award winning advanced geographical information portal exclusively for North’s Members and correspondents. This portal builds on the success of North’s public-facing platform GlobeView, which was launched in partnership with Geollect in September 2019. Highlighting maritime incidents and threats has always been a key feature on North’s digital platforms and since 2019, North and Geollect have been working together to provide information, analysis and assessments relating to the commercial risks and threats faced by the shipping industry and seafarers, around the world.
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