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U.S. Maritime Stakeholders Launch Cyber Threat Clearinghouse

A group of American seaports and maritime stakeholders have decided to address cybersecurity threats by launching a new non-profit, the Maritime Transportation System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MTS-ISAC). The new organization’s objective is to promote cybersecurity information sharing throughout the maritime community. A group of leaders from seaports, shipowners and terminal operators recognized the need […]

Damen Delivers Multi Cat 1908 to Inverlussa Marine Services

On March 30 in Hardinxveld, the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards Group handed over a Multi Cat 1908 named Patricia Matheson to Inverlussa Marine Services. The company, based on the Isle of Mull, Scotland, will operate the vessel in the aquaculture industry. Inverlussa Marine Service is one of Scotland’s leading workboat companies, supplying vessels to service contracts […]

Abu Dhabi Airports supporting efforts to combat global COVID-19 pandemic

Abu Dhabi Airports is supporting global efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring the safe, secure and efficient transport of essential supplies and equipment through Abu Dhabi International Airport, in addition to facilitating a number of repatriation and humanitarian flights, says the airport. Abu Dhabi International Airport is the primary gateway to Abu Dhabi […]

Agility JV to procure vital COVID supplies, deploy testing units

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has launched Global Response Aid (GRA), a Dubai-based company established to procure certified diagnostic, testing and protective products and offer services such as a contact-tracing app and mobile testing used in the detection, treatment and prevention of COVID-19. GRA works directly with trusted manufacturers around the world to source […]

Emirates Group announces 2019-20 results – 32 years of profit

The Emirates Group announced its 32nd consecutive year of profit, against a drop in revenue mainly attributed to reduced operations during the planned DXB runway closure in the first quarter, and the impact of flight and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fourth quarter. The Emirates Group posted a profit of AED […]

Qatar Airways Cargo introduces additional belly-hold capacity to and from Scandinavia

Qatar Airways Cargo has introduced additional flights to and from Scandinavian cities Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, offering freight capacity for local exports amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Five additional Airbus A350 freight-only passenger aircraft have been introduced each week to the carrier’s existing thrice-weekly belly-hold passenger flights in Copenhagen, Denmark, bringing the total weekly cargo capacity […]

Cargo jet charters on the rise

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed aviation. From passenger to cargo transportation, demand is being met by new reliable players in the market. Kyle Patel from Palm Beach, Florida-based BitLux explains this new normality. He says: “The pandemic has changed the travel industry forever. That is not an overstatement. Social distancing, quarantines and the inability to […]

When a Swedish Program to Investigate Engine Room Fires was Launched

The year was 1985. At this time I was running my own consulting company and with my previous work experience on the development of fire detection systems, together with one of the Salen subsidiary companies, and with participation of Lloyd Register, I had good relations with them, the Swedish Shipowners Association and the maritime association […]

Projections for Sea Level Rise Exceed IPCC Estimates

An international study led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has found that the global mean sea-level rise could exceed one meter by 2100 and five meters by 2300 if global targets on emissions are not achieved. The study used projections by more than 100 international experts for the global mean sea-level changes under […]

Seafarers Must Adapt to the Rapid Evolution of Piracy

In two recent articles, Sea Piracy in 2025: Piracy 2.0? and Countering Gulf of Guinea Piracy Towards 2025 I tried to map out the possible evolution of piracy within Gulf of Guinea until 2025. Then I analyzed the different possible actions to reduce this threat. This analysis cannot be complete without integrating the main actor, […]

UK Government Urged to Exempt Seafarers from Quarantine

As the UK government announces plans for coming out of COVID-19 lockdwon, the UK Chamber of Shipping has urged it to exempt seafarers and maritime workers from any quarantine restrictions and to provide industry with urgent clarification on the rules around the 14-day quarantine. Speaking on May 10, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans for […]

SpaceX Ship Rescues Boater

The crew of the SpaceX Fleet ship Go Searcher performed a good Samaritan rescue on Friday while practicing recovery of the Crew Dragon astronaut capsule. The 54-year-old man was rescued by the Good Samaritan vessel near Port Canaveral. He had been pulled away by the current from a 27-foot center console boat while trying to […]

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