Winners - Trade Finance Global Shipping Awards 2016


MeteoGroup – Winner – Best Shipping and Transport Insights Company

MeteoGroup impressed with their multitude of apps and focus on digitilisation and data driven insights.

MeteoGroup were awarded as Winners in the Trade Finance Global Shipping Awards for “Best Shipping and Transport Insights Company”.

Mark White

In 10 words or less, what does MeteoGroup do?

MeteoGroup provides best in class routing solutions to shipping companies worldwide.

Where do you see the MeteoGroup headed in the next 3 years, and what are the main challenges?

MeteoGroup will continue its strong growth in the shipping sector based on its innovative product and service offerings.

Tell us about some of the local and national websites you own and what do people use them for?

RouteGuard ( provides optimum route information to ensure the safe and efficient passage of vessels. During the voyage the vessel’s performance is monitored resulting in post-voyage performance evaluation.
When it comes to safety or efficiency, RouteGuard has proven to be the best solution for vessel routing with the following benefits:

  • Save fuel
  • Reduce CO2 emission
  • Reduce sailing time
  • Plan with accurate ETA’s
  • Avoid adverse weather
  • Monitor your ship’s performance
MeteoGroup is delighted to be recognised as a market leader – we work very hard to develop and maintain state of the art products and services and the support of our customers to continue with these developments keeps us ahead of our competition.

Dr Mark White
Business Unit Director, Marine, MeteoGroup

What is the strategic focus of MeteoGroup in the short to medium term? (1-5 years)

As director of the Marine Business Unit in MeteoGroup, our focus is on continued growth based on the most accurate weather data, driving innovative routing solutions that deliver cost savings into the market.

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Deepesh Patel is Editorial Director at Trade Finance Global (TFG). In this role, Deepesh leads efforts in developing TFG’s brand, relationships and strategic direction in key markets, including the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Deepesh regularly chairs and speaks at international industry events with the WTO, BCR, Excred, TXF, The Economist and Reuters, as well as industry associations including ICC, FCI, ITFA, ICISA and BAFT.

Deepesh is the host of the ‘Trade Finance Talks’ podcast and ‘Trade Finance Talks TV’. He is co-author of ‘Blockchain for Trade: A Reality Check’ with the ICC and the WTO, alongside other industry research.

In addition to his work at TFG, Deepesh is a Strategic Advisor for WOA, and works closely with ITFA. He also sits on the Fintech Working Group of the Standardised Trust.

Prior to TFG, Deepesh worked at Travelex where he was responsible for the cards business and the Travelex Money app in Europe, NAM, UK and Brazil. Deepesh is Chair of Governors and co-opted LA Governor of the Wyvern Federation, which has responsibility for 5 primary schools in South London.

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