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2017
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2017
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Tag: shipping industry

Shipping industry is unprepared for cyber threats

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IContainers has warned that the ocean freight industries are insufficiently prepared for cyber attacks. According to the company, last week's ransomware attack on Maersk should serve as a warning of the increasing vulnerabilities of the industry, as it moves towards automation and digitalization.

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Maritime industry is ready to embrace automation

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On the occasion of the Day of the Seafarer, Frank Coles, CEO of Transas, talks about the impact of the digital technologies on seafarers' role and welfare. Mr. Coles suggests that digitalization and automation will transform the industry by enhancing safety, but these are not enough to solve all safety-related problems, as crews with right skills and training is what the sector really needs.

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UK Chamber urges for step change in shipping safety

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At UK Chamber of Shipping's annual summer lunch, in Edinburgh, the president Dr Grahaeme Henderson presented ideas on how to lead the way in creating a safer and more prosperous maritime sector. In order to create a shipping industry that works for all, he said, shipping needs to undergo a step change to radically improve its safety culture.

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MHI, Oshima reach agreement to form shipbuilding alliance

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced that it has reached a basic agreement with Oshima Shipbuilding, towards the formation of an alliance in the commercial ship business. The companies will seek business synergy and target sustainable growth, in order to strengthen business competitiveness in the global market, while also respecting mutual independence.

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New report notes the economic impact of shipping in Canada

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Clear Seas published its second report, produced by the Council of Canadian Academies, studying the value that Canadians receive from marine shipping. The study examines a scope that extends beyond economic impacts and draws conclusions about how marine shipping contributes much to Canadians’ daily lives, whether or not they live in coastal communities.

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Dubai is looking to develop maritime sector

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The Dubai Maritime City Authority has announced plans to enhance the competitiveness of the UAE's maritime industry. In this context, the DMCA hosted on May 24, a delegation from the Ajman Tourism Development Department, to share its pioneering experience at the national level. In addition, the city is looking into investing a $1 billion fund focused on shipping.

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Cyprus makes plans for shipping upgrade

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At the 28th Annual General Meeting of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, in Lemesos, the President of the Republic talked about the important role that Shipping Chamber plays for the development of the country, since the beginning of its establishment in 1989. He also highlighted the government's plans to preserve the country's role in international shipping.

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Ambitions for Denmark to be global maritime powerhub

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The maritime task force of the Danish Government presented its policy recommendations to the Danish Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. The task force presented a series of concrete proposals, that touch upon all areas of the competitive framework for the maritime industry in Denmark.

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Maersk to lift lid on digital disruption

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Maersk, container shipping company, is set to unveil the thinking behind its recent agreements with IBM and China’s Alibaba, as the company's Chief Digital Officer, Ibrahim Gokcen, takes the stage at this year’s "Nor-Shipping" maritime week. Gokcen is going to analyse the future course of the maritime industry.

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