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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Women in shipping
IMO workshop supports women in port management22/06/2018
First LNG carrier with full re-liquefaction system delivered22/06/2018
BSM, Columbia combine their global buying power22/06/2018
Spain received its first ever offshore wind turbine22/06/2018
Managing cyber risk requires a ‘top-down’ approach22/06/2018
Workshop boosts preparedness on HNS spills in Mediterranean22/06/2018
- Green Shipping
Port of Rotterdam, partners call for smarter use of biomass22/06/2018
- Maritime Knowledge
Learn from the past: The Princess of the Seas deadly sinking22/06/2018
Ship refused access to the Paris MoU region22/06/2018
Watch: IMO safety tips for ferries passengers22/06/2018