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European Parliament approves new rules for drones operation

As global air traffic is expected to double over the next 20 years, flight safety must be safeguarded. Currently most drones fall under differing national rules. Hence, on June 12th of 2018, MEPs approved an agreement between Council and Parliament negotiators in November 2017, to ensure a common level of safety for drones.

Port of Rotterdam tests monitoring system to ease container transport

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is starting a test project with Barge Terminal Tilburg and Certus Port Automation. The program aims to enable cargo owners and terminal operators to monitor more precisely the time at which a container can be transferred for further transport.

The glossary of cyber security

UK’s National Cyber Security Centre published an infographic, explaining basic terms of cyber security. Cyber security’ is defined as ‘The protection of devices, services and networks — and the information on them — from theft or damage’ and ‘cyber incident’ as a ‘breach of a system’s security rules’.

Infographic shows ways to save the coral reefs

Coral reefs have a massive amount of biodiversity, they provide food, protect coastlines, and are a source of natural materials used in pharmaceuticals and are intrinsically beautiful. However, lately they are in danger. For this reason, IMarEST created an infographic with ways to help save coral reefs.

Infographic shows developments on improving oceans condition

As today is the World Oceans Day, the UK Research and Innovation published an interactive infographic describing how engineering is increasing the knowledge of the oceans and reduces our impact on them. The UK Research and Innovation presents eight developments that will have a great impact in improving the situation in our oceans.

Infographic: The cruise industry in numbers for 2017

2017 has been another positive year for cruise industry, with a significant passenger growth, according to CLIA’s recently-released cruise industry numbers for the year. The industry has surpassed the 2017 ocean cruise passenger projections, reaching 26.7 million passengers globally up from a projection of 25.8 million. 

How do woman leaders affect business and management

Leaders from across Asia and the Pacific, including government, unions, business, and academia, highlighted “game-changing” areas which can transform the future of work for women in Asia and the Pacific. This infographic outlines that gender equality and women’s empowerment have implications for growth and development.

NTSB: Key safety lessons from El Faro disaster

The NTSB issued an illustrated digest report, summarizing key safety issues and recommendations, on the El Faro sinking, the deadliest shipping disaster involving a US-flagged vessel in more than 30 years. Earlier investigations have attributed the disaster to the captain’s failure, as well as to inefficient procedures compliance onboard. 

Piracy on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

In its recently-published annual piracy report, OBP reported a total of 71 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Latin America and the Caribbean Sea throughout 2017, which represents a 163% increase over 2016. Most incidents occurred in territorial waters, with anchored yachts being the primary targets for attackers.

The human cost of piracy for 2017 in numbers

In its 2017 State of Maritime Piracy report, Oceans Beyond Piracy says a total of 1102 seafarers were affected by piracy and armed robbery in East Africa and 100 crew members were taken hostage in West Africa, while a total of 1908 seafarers were affected in Asia and 854 in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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