Maersk warns about phishing scam danger

Maersk confirmed that on 3 January it identified that it had been the recipient of a phishing scam in Malaysia. Namely, a third party contacted the company’s customers pretending to be Maersk. The scammers requested the customers to change bank account for payment. 

Fire-hit Maersk Honam to be shipped to Hyundai Heavy for rebuilding

The ultra large container ship ‘Maersk Honam’ is to be shipped to South Korea for rebuilding, nine months after she sustained a major fire resulting in five fatalities. The heavy-lift vessel Xin Guan Hua wil transport the 228.5-meter-long sound section, from midship to stern, to Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Norway audits Maersk Drilling’s procedures

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority have audited Maersk Drilling’s routines for handling notifications of censurable conditions (whistleblowing) at work. The audit detected one non-conformity regarding deficient employee participation in the preparation of the routine. 

Cyber security to be treated to a new sight in 2019?

There have been flare-ups in the maritime cyber security era over the last two years, when major cyber incidents begun striking industry’s operations. Theft of credentials is said to have increased significantly, with phishing and malware being the most popular cyber threats.

Maersk conducts physical container inspection pilot

Container ship giant Maersk announced it has recently implemented a Physical Container Inspection Pilot within North America, as part of its efforts to improve safety and reliability in the containerized maritime supply chain.

Maersk Oil Trading installs world’s largest mass flow meter

The company has completed the installation of an Endress + Hauser Promass X mass flow meter on the MT Eager high sulphur fuel oil bunker barge. As stated by Maersk Oil Trading, a second vessel is also being planned. Maersk Oil Trading, part of A.P. Moller – Maersk, supplies fuel for Maersk’s global vessel fleet and third-party customers.

Maersk to start calling in key Somali port

Shipping giant, Maersk Line, will begin serving to Somalia’s Mogadishu Port. Mogadishu Port is a key for Somalia’s international trade. However, the port did not provide a specific date as to when the operations will begin. The port hopes that this will lead other companies as well to work with Somalia.

Oil spill from Maersk container ship during bunkering

An oil spill has occurred from the container ship Maersk Gateshead on January 6, in Hong Kong, at Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, where the ship was docked. Clean up operations have started but the exact amount of the oil spill is not known. Because of the leakage, bunkering operations were stopped to prevent further spill.

Maersk to focus on cold chain business

Maersk Container Industry is entering the IoT space, transforming reefer operations through the use of operational data and focuses on growing its cold chain business. For the time being, one out of the three refrigerated containers used in global perishable transportation uses Star Cool container technology manufactured by MCI.

Suez Canal reports second highest traffic

Traffic on the Suez Canal reached the second highest daily traffic ever recorded on January 2, Suez Canal Authority Chairman Mohab Mamish informed. Specifically, 72 vessels with an overall tonnage of 5.1 million tons sailed through the canal. 33 vessels passed through the canal coming from the north and 39 from the south.


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