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Accuritas Global Solutions Selected as a Finalist for the 2016 Lloyd’s List Global Big Data Award

Accuritas recognized for helping global shipping leaders to adapt, modernize and transform into data driven businesses in the age of big data

 HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY, (PRNewswire) September 26, 2016 – Accuritas Global Solutions (“Accuritas”) was named as a finalist for the 2016 Lloyd’s List Intelligence Global Big Data Award, one of the most respected awards within the international shipping and maritime industry. Accuritas was chosen and recognized for its work, innovation, and achievements LL-Big-Data-Accuritasglobally in the maritime industry specifically in the areas of big data, analytics, data management, and business intelligence. The Lloyd’s List Global Awards showcase and reward the best talent and achievements in shipping over the last year. The awards are a vibrant celebration of the key players in global shipping and are recognized worldwide as a significant mark of success. The big data award recognizes companies that have influenced the worldwide shipping industry in the last year with demonstrated examples of innovation drawn from big data and applied to the benefit of shipping. Accuritas joins a distinguished list of award finalists and shipping industry leaders including AkzoNobel’s Marine Coating’s Business International, ClassNK , ClearMetal, CMA CGM, DNV GL, Quintiq and Totem Plus.

“We are pleased and honored that Accuritas has been recognized as a finalist for this very prestigious global award,” said Jess Hurwitz, Accuritas’ Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing and CTO. “This recognition is a true testament to our success in bringing innovative data solutions to the global shipping industry. We are proud and passionate to be helping one of the world’s most important industries gain momentum and velocity while building a solid foundation for an exciting future working with big data solutions and initiatives. Our role in helping companies improve their efficiency and cost effectiveness has contributed to their sustainability.”

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A complete listing of the finalists in all award categories can be viewed by CLICKING HERE

This is the first time Accuritas has been named a finalist for a Lloyd’s List Global Award. The winners of the 2016 Lloyd’s List Global Awards will be announced at a prestigious ceremony at the National Maritime Museum in London on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Accuritas was previously recognized and honored as a finalist in the Big Data and Technical Innovation award categories in the 2016, 2015 and 2014 Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards.

Jess Hurwitz to Present at the 2016 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference

Jess Hurwitz, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Accuritas, will be speaking and presenting in 2 events at the upcoming 2016 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition at the Stamford Marriott Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut on October 18-19, 2016. This will be the 5th year that Mr. Hurwitz has participated and been selected as a speaker for the SHIPPINGInsight Conference.

Mr. Hurwitz’s presentation on trends in maritime big data, business intelligence and analytics will be on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:50 am as a part of Panel Session 2 entitled: “Big Data and Shipping Jess_Hurwitz_Accuritas_WebIntelligence”. Mr. Hurwitz will also take part in the “Connected Ships & Cybersecurity Roundtable of Experts” at 4:50pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. This roundtable will address the value and risks associated with big data and connected ships.

Accuritas Global Solutions is a returning Gold Conference Sponsor (5th Year) for the 2016 SHIPPINGInsight Conference and will be showcasing its products and services in the SHIPPINGInsight Exhibition Hall in Booth #210.

Entering its fifth year, SHIPPINGInsight has emerged as the premier technical conference for the maritime industry in North America. SHIPPINGInsight 2015 attracted more than 169 delegates from 7 countries, including 25 senior executives from international shipping companies. The key to the success of SHIPPINGInsight is its format, bringing together shipowners and managers with technology companies in an intimate setting that encourages the sharing of ideas and best practices focused on today’s top shipping challenges.

For more information or to attend this event, please visit the SHIPPINGInsight site.

Accuritas to Sponsor and Exhibit at Marine Money Week NYC on June 21-23, 2016

Accuritas is once again proud to be a corporate sponsor for the 29th Annual NYC Marine Money Week Event on June 21-23, 2016 at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. This event is the world’s largest and best known ship finance conference with over 1200+ shipowners (CEO’s and CFO’s) and finance professionals (lenders and investors) attending from around the world. This year’s theme for the event is: “Capital for Shipping: The Evolution Continues.” The Jefferies 2016 Shipping Conference will also be taking place in conjunction with the Marine Money Week NYC event on June 22-23.

2016 marks the 3rd year in a row that Accuritas has sponsored and participated in this famous NY maritime event.  Accuritas will host an exhibit and display during this event showcasing their business intelligence and analytics services for transportation, energy, maritime and logistics in the event registration area (Garden Foyer) at The Pierre Hotel. Accuritas has also participated in the past in other Marine Money events around the world.

MarineMoneyWeek2016_ImageAccuritas welcomes and invites all event attendees to a continental breakfast sponsored by Accuritas on Wednesday morning (June 22, 2016) in the Garden Foyer room at The Pierre Hotel. Meet representatives from Accuritas at the breakfast to discover and learn how Accuritas helps shipowners, operators, time charterers and pool managers transition from current data methods to modern big data, business intelligence and analytics solutions.

Accuritas is also hosting an Apple Watch giveaway at the Marine Money NYC event. All event attendees can enter for a single chance to win an Apple Sport Watch by dropping off a business card at the Accuritas exhibit. The drawing for the watch will take place on Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 pm. You do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win.

For more information or to attend this event, please visit the Marine Money Week NYC Event Site

**Congratulations** The Winner of the Accuritas Apple Watch Giveaway at Marine Money Week NYC 2016 is: Justin Martin, Vice President, Shipping, Offshore & Oil Services , Nordea Bank Finland, New York, New York.

Accuritas Global Solutions Selected as a Finalist for the 2016 Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data Award

Accuritas has been recognized for its initiatives in big data helping global shipping leaders to make better decisions and be more competitive, agile and profitable

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY, (PRNewswire) May 4, 2016 – Accuritas Global Solutions (“Accuritas”) was named as a finalist in the Big Data Award category for the Lloyd’s List 2016 North American Maritime Awards. Accuritas was chosen and recognized for its big data, business intelligence and analytics services and its continued innovation, development and contributions to the global shipping industry. The Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data Award recognizes companies in the last year in the North American LL-NA-2016-Shortlisted-Big-Dataregion that can demonstrate tangible examples of ‘big data’ innovation for shipping that have contributed to improved management of performance and risk. Under its previous name, FleetWeather, the company was previously recognized and honored as a finalist in the Technical Innovation Award category in the 2014 and 2015 Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards. Accuritas joins a distinguished list of award finalists and shipping industry leaders including American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), DNV GL, Ridgebury Tankers, Dorian LPG, Teekay Corporation, Liberty Maritime Corporation, Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry, Martin & Ottaway, Blank Rome, Watson Farley & Williams, CMA CGM, Seward & Kissel, ORBCOMM, and American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association (The American P&I Club).

“We are delighted to be a finalist for this award and to be recognized in the shipping industry for our accomplishments and innovations in big data. Accuritas has been committed to modernizing shipping by providing industry-unique business intelligence and analytics services,” stated Jess Hurwitz, Accuritas’ Executive Vice President and CTO. “This honor fuels our passion to help shipping reach new heights of success, stability and growth working on individual solutions one client at a time.”

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FleetWeather Announces Name Change to Accuritas Global Solutions

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY, (PRNewswire) March 15, 2016 – FleetWeather Ocean Services, experts in business intelligence and analytics for the commercial shipping industry, today opened its doors under a new name and new brand: Accuritas Global Solutions…A business intelligence and analytics company. Executive Vice President Jess Hurwitz announced the name change reflecting continued focus and growth in providing industry-unique business intelAccuritas_Logoligence, analytics and consulting services, and expansion from working within the commercial shipping industry to other modes of global transportation. The new name is effective immediately.

“For the past several years, we have expanded the services we provide to the marine industry to meet the needs of our clients,” stated Jess Hurwitz, Accuritas’ Executive Vice President and CTO. “While we continue to include some of our legacy services in our suite of products, we have been developing products which support our clients in managing information in a concise and productive fashion.  This enables them to make better decisions, increase their profits and reduce costs, as well as streamline communications and manage opportunities more intelligently.  Essentially, we support their efforts to be more competitive and agile with improved business strategies and simplified challenges.”

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Jess Hurwitz to Present at the Upcoming 2016 CMA Shipping Conference

Jess Hurwitz, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Accuritas, will be speaking and presenting at the upcoming 2016 CMA (Connecticut Maritime Association) Shipping Conference in Stamford, CT.

Mr. Hurwitz’s presentation will be at 10am on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom #1 of the Hilton Stamford Hotel and will be titled “Big Data, Shipping – Now Jess_Hurwitz_Accuritas_WebWhat? A Shipping Professional’s Guide to getting started on the Big Data path.” This presentation will be part of the “Smart Shipping Tool Box” program at the conference focusing on big data, automation, software, telematics, cybersecurity, and other data and technology advances in the shipping industry today. The overall theme for the 2016 Conference is “Local Talent, Global Impact.” Other companies participating in this part of the conference include: the International Chamber of Shipping, KVH Industries, Veson Nautical, K&L Gates,  and Elaborate Communications.

The CMA (Connecticut Maritime Association) is the largest commercial shipping organization in the United States. This annual gathering attracts over 2500 people from the global commercial shipping industry and is the largest commercial shipping conference in North America.

For more information or to attend this event, please visit the 2016 CMA Shipping Conference Web Site.

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DOWNLOAD a copy of the presentation: “Big Data, Shipping – Now What? A Shipping Professionals Guide to Getting Started on the Big Data Path.” – Jess A. Hurwitz, Executive Vice President & CTO, Accuritas Global Solutions, March 23, 2016, 2016 Shipping Conference, Stamford, CT.

DOWNLOAD an audio track of the presentation: “Big Data, Shipping – Now What? A Shipping Professionals Guide to Getting Started on the Big Data Path.” – Jess A. Hurwitz, Executive Vice President & CTO, Accuritas Global Solutions, March 23, 2016, 2016 Shipping Conference, Stamford, CT.

Accuritas Exhibiting at the 2016 CMA Shipping Conference

Accuritas Global Solutions will be exhibiting at the 2016 CMA (Connecticut Maritime Association) Shipping Expo and Conference at the Hilton Stamford Hotel, Stamford, CT USA from March 21 -23, 2016 and will be located in booth #48. Accuritas welcomes you to stop by our booth to learn about many of our new, unique, and enhanced business intelligence and analytics services for the commercial shipping industry.

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Our services for the commercial shipping industry are designed specifically for shipowners, operators, pool managers and time charterers. The CMA is the largest commercial shipping organization in the United States. This annual gathering attracts over 2500 people from within the global commercial shipping industry and is the largest commercial shipping conference in North America. CLICK HERE for more information on the 2016 CMA Shipping Show.

Morgan Marketing and Communications Selected for Renaming/Rebranding Project

FleetWeather has selected Morgan Marketing and Communications of Southport, Connecticut and President Carleen Lyden-Kluss to manage FleetWeather’s renaming and rebranding project. Work on this project will begin immediately with a target date of March 15, 2016 for the global public launch of FleetWeather’s new name, brand, logo and web site.

FleetWeather has decided to rename and rebrand to better align its branding, positioning and marketing with its current business model and expanded role in transportation. The 47-year-old FleetWeather name and brand is best known in the worldwide commercial shipping industry as a weather routing and vessel performance company. Although FleetWeather will continue to provide some if its legacy weather routing services, FleetWeather’s focus today is primarily on providing business intelligence, analytics and consulting services to the global transportation market.

FleetWeather interviewed a number of qualified agencies for this project and selected Morgan MarkeCarleenLydenKluss_MorganMarketingting and Communications for the following reasons: 1) Extensive experience in global markets and the commercial shipping industry, 2) Wide-range of services offered, 3) Reputation for high quality of customer service, and 4) President Carleen Lyden-Kluss.

Carleen is a recognized worldwide marketing expert with a long history of managing highly successful global-reaching marketing projects. We are proud to have Morgan Marketing and Carleen working on this very important project for us. Morgan Marketing and Communications will also serve as FleetWeather’s media contact going forward.

Accuritas Opens New Office in Athens, Greece

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY, (PRNewswire) October 7, 2015 – FleetWeather (“FleetWeather”) Accuritas_Athens_TowersBusiness Intelligence, a provider of industry-unique maritime business intelligence (BI) solutions and consulting services for global shipping leaders, has announced the opening of its new office this October in Athens, Greece. The office launch was a result of a strong developing customer base in that region and the location being strategically key to FleetWeather’s ongoing commitment to clients and additional exciting business opportunities. This new office expands FleetWeather’s ability to service clients in Greece, Turkey and Cyprus while also positioning itself strategically to handle growing demand and interest throughout Europe.

“Opening a new office in Greece marks an important milestone in the growth of FleetWeather Business Intelligence in this region,” said Jess Hurwitz, FleetWeather’s Director of Global Sales & Marketing and Chief Technology Officer. “We have experienced tremendous growth and new business in Greece over the last few years with interest and inquiries continuing at a high level. This location puts us closer to many of our customers, allowing for enhanced services and closer working relationships with them.”

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Accuritas Selected as a Finalist for the Prestigious Lloyd’s List 2015 North American Maritime Awards

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY, (PRNewswire) Feb. 17, 2015 — FleetWeather Ocean Services, Inc. (“FleetWeather”) was named as a finalist in the Technical Innovation category for the Lloyd’s List 2015 North American Maritime Awards. FleetWeather was chosen and recognized for its continued innovation and development of shipping’s first and only 2015_Lloyds_NA_Maritime_Awards_FinalistLogobusiness intelligence (BI) solution. FleetWeather joins a distinguished list of award finalists and shipping industry leaders including American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Jefferies, DNV GL, Watson Farley & Williams, TOTE, Blank Rome, APL, Norton Rose Fulbright, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Laurin Maritime, and Navios Maritime Midstream Partners. This is the second consecutive year that FleetWeather has been selected as a finalist in the Technical Innovation Award category. This category recognizes technological innovation that leads to meaningful advancement in the shipping industry.

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Accuritas Selected as a Finalist for the Prestigious Lloyd’s List 2014 North American Maritime Awards

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY, (PRNewswire) Jan. 23, 2014 — FleetWeather Ocean Services, Inc. (“FleetWeather”) was named as a finalist in the Technical Innovation category for the Lloyd’s List 2014 North American Maritime Awards. FleetWeather was chosen and recognized for innovating and creating shipping’s first business intelligence (BI) solution. FleetWeather joins a distinguished list of award finalists and shipping industry leaders including ABS (American Bureau of Shipping), DNV GL, Jefferies Maritime Group, Maersk Line, Teekay, and Navios Group of Companies.2014_Lloyds_NA_Maritime_Awards_FinalistLogo

FleetWeather will be present at the awards ceremony and dinner on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 when formal announcements of the winners for each of the 17 award categories will be made. The inaugural event will be held at the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa in Houston, Texas. 2014 marks the inaugural Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards event, joining their other similar awards events already held in Greece, Asia, Middle East/India, Australia and London. FleetWeather was selected as a finalist in the Technical Innovation Award category meant to recognize technological innovation that has led to a meaningful advance for the shipping industry.

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Accuritas Introduces Shipping’s First Business Intelligence Solution

FleetWeather brings BI, analytics and big data services to global shipping leaders.

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY, (PRNewswire) Nov. 20, 2013 — FleetWeather Ocean Services, Inc. (“FleetWeather”) announced today the introduction of the first business intelligence solution for the global commercial shipping & maritime industry. FleetWeather’s new services provide insight, intelligence and innovation for global shipping leaders, helping them expertly manage change, opportunities and complex decisions resulting in increased profits and significantly reduced costs.

FleetWeather recognized that business intelligence tools, analytic services and big data concepts, common in most industries today and especially in the worldwide financial markets, were not available to global shipping leaders. Working closely with its clients over the past several years, FleetWeather has engineered and developed innovative, industry-unique, ultra-customized performance and analytic services designed specifically for shipping companies of all sizes and types. FleetWeather’s services combine leading edge technology with a team of analysts and industry experts responsible for managing and overseeing their client’s solutions from end-to-end on a daily basis. Our team of analysts can absorb and manage the entire back office data operations for a shipping client while also providing leadership, guidance and consulting services to help enhance their decision making process.

FleetWeather’s dynamic services are designed to help clients understand, strategize and act upon opportunities brought on by market changes, relationship changes, or a shift in business model or strategy. Our solutions provide strategic decision support and business intelligence for shipping leaders by delivering accurate and timely information to help overcome daily complex business and operational decisions. This helps our clients to be more successful today and into the future, no matter what challenges they face.

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Accuritas Opens New Office in Singapore

Growth in Customer Base and Demand for FleetWeather’s Services Fuels Expansion

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY (PRNewswire) September 8, 2010 — FleetWeather Ocean Accuritas_Singapore_Centennial_TowerServices, Inc. (FleetWeather), a global provider of weather forecasting, routing, vessel performance monitoring and optimization services for the commercial shipping industry, announced the opening of a new office in Singapore. The new office expands FleetWeather’s ability to service the growing demand for FleetWeather’s services in the Asia Pacific region of the world and to offer local sales and support services to the rapidly expanding base of customers and prospects in the region.

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