NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 30

IMO Moving Towards a Global Climate Agreement

art1October 27, 2017 —  The International Maritime Organization(IMO) has taken its second step towards a global climate agreement for shipping. After a week of negotiations, the member States return with much homework before the final negotiations in April 2018, when the initial strategy is to be adopted. Continue Reading…

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Shipping Industry ‘broadly satisfied’ with IMO progress on CO2 strategy – but much work still to be done

art2October 27, 2017 — The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO represented the global shipping industry throughout this week’s intensive discussions at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), which continued the development of a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy for the international shipping sector. Continue Reading…

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Repairs and Spares Impacting Ship Operating Costs

art3October 28, 2017 — Vessel operating costs are expected to rise in both 2017 and 2018, according to the latest survey by international account and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. Repairs and maintenance and spares are the cost categories which are likely to increase most significantly in each of the two years. Continue Reading…

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MOL on Next-generation Ship Management Support System

art4 (2)October 27, 2017 — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that MOL and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding have been jointly developing practical use applications and commercialization of the “next-generation ship management support system” and the current data collection and monitoring systems, providing the basis for an advanced new system, have upgraded the functionality. Continue Reading…

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Videotel launches cybersecurity training program for seafarers

art5October 24, 2017 — (MIDDLETOWN, R.I.) — KVH Videotel has launched a cybersecurity training program, produced in association with global shipping association BIMCO, to address the threat of ransomware and other computer system breaches that could severely affect the safety of ships’ crew, systems and operations. Continue Reading…

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Inmarsat responds to ‘exploit’ claim for retired AmosConnect version

art6October 27, 2017 — Cyber security firm IOActive has released a report outlining a potential vulnerability it says it discovered in Inmarsat’s AmosConnect platform that would provide a backdoor into the shipboard system – however, Inmarsat has responded to note that the software version in question was already retired prior to IOActive’s test, and that it has also previously issued a patch to close the vulnerability. Continue Reading…

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Carbon Dating

art7Q3 2017 — Digital transformation and sustainability can be a match made in heaven, which is why Anne Katrine Bjerregaard, head of the secretariat at Green Ship of the Future is playing Cupid. Continue Reading…

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