Windward offers open access to data and insights

Israel-based maritime analytics firm Windward has said that it would be offering open access to its data and insights at its new interactive Covid-19 Shipping Map.

The publicly-accessible tool provides users with aggregated information on global maritime journeys, including types of ships, their origins and – critical in terms of the virus incubation period – time spent at sea.

Windward said that “we want this tool to enable everyone – including researchers, ports, governments, health officials, and the general public – to see that even in the face of COVID-19, the global shipping industry plays a critical role in ensuring supplies can continue to come in. The maritime ecosystem is strong, and together, we’re stronger.”