What do we do?
HiLo is bringing clarity to the complex world of shipping. Like any other industry, data is spread across different departments and databases. This makes it difficult to see the real picture. HiLo takes all of this information and transforms it, making it easy to understand. Our platform ensures nothing is left out, so what you see are the issues which really need to be addressed.

Data from 3800 ships across 50 companies gives never before seen insights into maritime risk. Compare your own company data with anonymised results from the whole HiLo fleet. Understanding where to focus time and energy has never been simpler.

HiLo is based on the system of statistical modelling, and as such looks at data differently from the rest of the industry. HiLo has built a web of interconnected events, from daily warning signals through to high impact, sometimes fatal, incidents.

The History
HiLo started life as a project run by Shell, Maersk Tankers and LR Energy Consulting to predict and prevent shipping accidents. The prototype risk model was peer-reviewed by Imperial College London, then piloted by Gaslog, Maran Gas, Northern Marine, Stolt, Teekay, Torm, Tsakos Columbia Ship Management and V Ships. The statistics were reviewed and approved by the Alan Turing Institute. After the successful prototype, 20 further companies joined HiLo, forming the core of HiLo’s tanker and bulk carrier fleets.

Since becoming an independent, not-for-profit company in April 2018, HiLo has continued to make waves in the industry. HiLo is developing new products for the tanker and bulk carrier sector and opening up new markets with models for container ships and platform supply vessels. HiLo customers are seeing dramatic improvements in safety. Up to 2019, tanker customers have seen a 32% reduction in explosions, 20% reduction in uncontrolled loads, and 10% reduction in fuel spills. The newer bulk carrier customers have already experienced a 25% reduction in collisions, 24% reduction in allisions and 13% reduction in explosions.

Our Services
Our Customers
HiLo works with over 50 of the world’s biggest shipping companies, with a combined 4000 vessels. We currently provide analysis for tankers, bulk carriers and container ships. Platform Supply Vessels will be made available in early 2021. If you manage other ship types, please contact us to discuss a service to suit you.

Predictive Analytics
HiLo is based on the system of statistical modelling, and as such looks at data differently from the rest of the industry. HiLo has built a web of interconnected events, from daily warning signals through to high impact, sometimes fatal, incidents.

HiLo’s insights do not come just from statistical knowledge, but from the volume of real-world data provided by its subscribers. The HiLo database is made up of real-world events – with every report the model becomes a closer match to reality. HiLo’s subscribers provide up to 30x more safety data than top industry incident databases, including reports of incidents, accidents and near misses. Using this wide view, HiLo is able to see trends as they emerge across the industry as a whole, seeing patterns which affect different companies, regions and asset classes but are invisible to the naked eye.

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