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Maersk Hopes For Full Cyber Recovery Early Next Week

Empty Maersk shipping containers are seen stacked at Peel Ports container terminal in LiverpoolJacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters) Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk expects container shipments to be back to normal early next week, it said on Thursday, as the impact of last week’s cyber attack extends into its third week. Maersk, which handles one in seven containers shipped globally, said this week it had restored its major IT systems, […]

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Maritime Wakes Up To Security Risks

Security is the Achilles’ heel of connected technology. In the maritime space, cyber risks conflate with vessel safety making a multifaceted response essential, says Inmarsat Maritime security head Peter Broadhurst Today an estimated 30,000 vessels globally have some sort of access to always-on Internet via satellite. At the same time, a mix of increasingly sophisticated […]

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Cruiseship Air Pollution Is Worse Than Most Cities

Cruise ship- Sun Princess air-pollutionby Will Coldwell (TheGuardian) Passengers lounging on cruise ship pool decks could be exposing themselves to dangerous levels of pollution, according to an investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches team that found some public areas on the ships’ decks were more polluted than the world’s worst-affected cities. The undercover investigation, which will be broadcast tonight at […]

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Australia Wants Exports With $68 Billion Naval Investment

HMAS Bundaberg Underway passing the Sydney Opera HouseBy Jason Scott (Bloomberg) Australia wants more from its $68 billion investment in new ships and submarines than just a more capable navy.   With final bids due this month on a A$35 billion ($27 billion) contract for nine Royal Australian Navy anti-submarine frigates, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said Australia is seeking a bigger […]

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COSCO Shipping Flags First-Half Profit on Improving Market

cosco developmentSHANGHAI, July 6 (Reuters) – China’s COSCO Shipping Holdings expects to post a profit of around 1.85 billion yuan ($272 million) in the first half, helped by an improving shipping market. The world’s fourth-largest container shipping line made the forecast in a stock market statement on Thursday. It recorded a loss of 7.2 billion yuan […]

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Colombia Moves Toward Salvaging Treasure from Sunken Spanish Galleon

BOGOTA, July 5 (Reuters) – Colombia is making progress towards salvaging a Spanish galleon carrying jewels and coins that sank more than 300 years ago, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday after receiving a proposal from an investor to bring it to the surface. The ship named San Jose, thought by historians to be […]

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International Piracy at Lowest Level in Five Years -IMB

The second quarter of 2017 saw a continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships, according to a report by the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) published this week. According to the report, the first half of 2017 saw a total of 87 incidents reported to the IMB Piracy […]

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Qatar Seeks to Retain Its LNG Crown Despite Saudi-Led Boycott

  By Mohammed Aly Sergie, Anna Shiryaevskaya and Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) — Qatar just undermined Australia’s efforts to overtake it as the world’s biggest producer of liquefied natural gas.While the Gulf sheikhdom may soon slip to second place behind Australia as top supplier of the fuel, it’s poised to retain the number one spot within the next […]

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The Fourth of July And American Ships

American ship-flying-US-flagBy Captain John Loftus – Around this time of year, I often ask Americans if they can name the three things the signer’s of the Declaration Of Independence pledged. Invariably, people can name first (our lives), or second (our fortunes), or both the first and second, but rarely the third, and the one I consider the most […]

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Merkel Wants $10 Billion To Expand Russian Subsea Gas Pipeline

allseas-solitaire-baltic-gas-pipelineBy Weixin Zha and Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) Hidden by pine forests near the deserted site of what was once East Germany’s biggest nuclear reactor, two shiny pipelines emerge from the Baltic Sea to mark the spot where Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to secure the country’s energy future. Not far from the Hanseatic town of […]

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