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Freight volume at Port of Antwerp increases

The overall freight volume handled by Port of Antwerp increased from January through September 2019 by 1.1% in comparison with the same period last year. The container volume rose by as much as 6.4%. On the other hand, the slowdown in the world economy cut the growth rate of more volatile trade flows.

BWM Convention: D-2 standard enters into force

Amendments to an international treaty aiming to prevent the spread of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water entered into force on 13 October 2019. The amendments set out an implementation schedule to make sure that ships manage their ballast water to meet a specified standard (D-2 standard).

Infographic: Suicide prevention advice

On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day celebrated on 10th October, Mental Health Foundation issued an infographic providing simple suicide prevention advice for anyone concerned. This comes as the World Health Organization sheds a focus this year on suicide prevention.

Cargo theft: Trends and countermeasures of a billion-dollar problem

Cargo theft is a global challenge with a major negative impact on supply chains and the world’s economy. To put this into context, cargo crime has costed an estimated US$22.6 billion in 2015, while the top five natural disasters costed a collective $33 billion, research has indicated.

Building Resilience: Keep things in perspective

Why do people think and act the way they do? Why are some people miserable and others happy for no reason? How does the human mind work and how do we learn? Every day, we make instantaneous judgments predicated on what we see and hear and based on our past experiences. Depending on where we stand, the view of a situation may seem different.

The road to 2050 energy transition

In the most recent Energy Transition Outlook, DNV GL presents its timeline of the next 30 years of the energy transition, which shows many astonishing milestones. Namely, the one of the key takeaways of the timeline is the peak of energy supply and demand, but there are other significant milestones as well. According to the timeline oil will peak at 2022, while 4 years later transport energy demand will peak.

How to keep emissions gap well below 2°C

In light of DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook 2019 launch, this infographic describes 10 measures that aim to help close the emissions gap to well below 2°C. However, DNV GL added that policies must also be developed in order to mitigate at least three fronts at the same time: higher energy efficiency, more renewables, and industrial-scale CCS.

How to detect and avoid phishing emails

Phishing e-mails, constituting one of the most common ways of cyber fraud, have been at the forefront of the concerns of security professionals for several years, for instigating ransomware infections. Particularly in shipping, an increased shift in automation and new technologies has brought new risks associated with cyber threat in the last few years.

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