New maritime tracking solution announced

IHS Markit and exactEarth are developing AIS Platinum, a new service designed to help track sea vessels across the globe in real time.

According to a joint statement, the solution will take advantage of the latter company’s satellite AIS service exactView RT, consisting of over 60 maritime satellite payloads. This will be coupled with around 2,000 IHS Markit terrestrial AIS stations, providing geographical coverage in high-density coastal locations such as the South China Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

IHS Markit will also provide insights on commodity movements and ship information, including details on the owner, operator/technical manager and so on.

Speaking of the solution, Stuart Strachan, senior vice president for maritime and trade at IHS Markit, said: “This unique partnership between two industry leaders in vessel tracking will deliver major benefits to our customers in the commodity, finance, security and government sectors.

“The combination of our capabilities means customers of AIS Platinum will experience significant enhancements to what is available today. No other vendor in the market will be able to offer a combined AIS service of this quality and speed.”

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