ICS signs up to Risk Intelligence platform

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has agreed a new deal for the provision of digital security intelligence services and bespoke reports from Denmark-based Risk Intelligence.

ICS represents the interests of shipowners at the IMO, with its membership including 80% of the world’s merchant fleet. The Chamber hosts working groups on maritime matters, including security, from which it aims to develop and promote shipping industry best practice.

“The role ICS plays at the International Maritime Organisation is absolutely critical in ensuring that the voice of shipowners is heard. Part of this is making sure that the very best information is made available to their security working groups so that a unified message can be formulated from a shared understanding of the situation, wherever that situation may be,” said Jim Pascoe, Sales Director of Risk Intelligence.

“We are very proud to be working with ICS and grateful that we could formalise the relationship we have had with them. Whilst the System will assist in their global threat and risk awareness, the bespoke reports will ensure the security working group have the very latest intelligence and access to expert analysis.”

The Risk Intelligence digital platform provides an overview of immediate, short- and medium-term security risks for coastal areas, ocean, port and landside threats. The analysis is focused on insurgency, piracy, organised crime, activism, terrorism, military conflicts and any interplay between these parameters.

Serious events are identified as they arise and users are presented with an assessment of how great the threat is in each area.

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