Representatives from maritime technology companies and industry stakeholders met in London for the first meeting of the Smart Maritime Council. This is a new initiative created by the Smart Maritime Network to drive collaboration and standardisation for the development of IT systems in the shipping industry. Smart Maritime Network was created in January 2019 to boost the benefits of improved integration and data sharing within the maritime sector.
IACS issued a guidance report on Remote Update/Access aiming to establish recommendations for control over remote access to onboard IT and OT systems. Additionally, where remote maintenance is used, clear procedures and protective measures should be adopted.
The EU research project MITIGATE has been completed and the ambitious goal of designing, developing and implementing a risk assessment and management system for the maritime transport chain in 30 months has been accomplished, according to Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority started the construction of the infrastructure for the Container Exchange Route (CER). The CER will link the deepsea container terminals, empty depots, rail terminals and distribution companies at Maasvlakte.
Piraeus Port Authority and Huawei announced the contract conclusion for the modernization of the PPA network infrastructure. Utilizing the latest technology, Huawei Greece will replace the existing network infrastructure, offering speed data rates from 20Gbps up to 80Gbps.
Ground-breaking agreements bringing together new app-based vessel management from two of the biggest names in maritime technology and Inmarsat confirm that shipping’s much-hyped information superhighway is headed in the direction of Fleet Xpress.
British shipbroker Clarkson Plc said it was the victim of a cybersecurity incident which involved unauthorised access to the company’s computer systems. The company has been working with the police and data security specialists, and has put in place additional security measures to prevent a similar incident happening in the future.
Speedcast International Limited, provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced a strategic alliance with SRH Marine, to deliver a simplified solution for the operation, certification, management and maintenance of all bridge electronics onboard vessels.
In this week’s US National Cyber Security Awareness Month post, Mr. Jason Warren, a cybersecurity specialist in the Critical Infrastructure Protection Branch of the USCG Office of Port & Facility Compliance, discusses how building cyber resiliency within an organization can minimize downtime and loss following a cyber incident.
This year’s Europort Conference in November will provide, among others, a showcase for new generation IT and system integration tools, ultra-sensitive monitoring, condition-based maintenance, fleet performance management and other types of data analysis.
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