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European Ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window Environment

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the agreement reached on 7 February between the Parliament and the Council on the new regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe). With the new framework, which will repeal the current Reporting Formalities Directive, important steps are made towards reducing administrative burden and increasing the attractiveness… Read more »

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ROTTERDAM Trials water and weather Apps

A water and weather application being trialled as part of the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s new Internet of Things (IoT) platform is anticipated to improve operational safety and efficiency. The application uses an extensive network of sensors to provide accurate and up-to-date water (hydro) and weather (meteo) data particularly for the planning and management of… Read more »

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Trends 2019: The six challenges facing SmartPorts according to CIOs at large international ports

Technologies in the port environment offer great opportunities, but also pose complex challenges. [Image of Getty Images] What impact will technology have on port management processes? What role will data play in decision-making? And, how will these changes affect security? Chief Information Officers (CIOs) at large ports around the world give their opinion on the… Read more »

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EU Commission completes inspection at Trieste port

  November 2018 – The European Commission conducted an inspection at the port of Trieste in the period between November 19 and 23 to monitor the correct implementation of the rules on maritime security with regard to ships and port facilities. The Commission’s team, made up of seven inspectors of different nationalities, inspected the “port security” activity the entire port area and the “ship security”… Read more »

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IMO has taken first steps to address Autonomous Ships

  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the global regulatory body for international shipping – commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments. The Organization’s senior technical body, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), endorsed a framework for a regulatory scoping… Read more »

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Roundtable of Port Organisations to pool resources and prioritise efforts on meeting IMO regulations on safety, environment and operations

London, United Kingdom, October 2018 At a recent meeting in London at the Baltic Exchange, heads of the world’s leading associations for the world port community met to establish a roundtable with the view to establishing a stronger, unified voice of the port sector in the maritime industry as a whole. Each association drew up… Read more »

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Sea Traffic Management (STM): an effective tool for decarbonisation and safety of navigation

In recent years, the transport in line with communication, liberalization, and international standardization known as the four pillars of globalisation. Maritime transport known as the backbone of the global trade as more than 90 percent of world cargo, in volume, in carried by sea. Among all transport modes, shipping is the most cost-effective way of… Read more »

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EU steps up its strategy for connecting Europe and Asia

The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU’s vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia. The Joint Communication builds on the European Union’s own experience of enhancing connections between its Member States,… Read more »

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CYBER LEGISLATION MAKES DEMANDS OF PORTS

FW’s Matthew Gore examines the implications of new virtual security regulations The importance of cyber security to the maritime transport sector was brought into sharp focus in June 2017 when the ‘NotPetya’ malware attack struck organisations in more than 60 countries worldwide, including many prominent organisations within the maritime transport sector. Incidents such as this… Read more »