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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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Simulation exercises to improve port security

Simulation exercises are proving to be a valuable tool to assist countries and port authorities to prepare for a wide range of potential threats and security situations. An interactive port facility/port security officer workshop in Panama City, Panama (13-14 December) presented a series of possible scenarios which were deliberately varied, from the easiest problems to… Read more »

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New Paper: Safety in Automation

  Port Technology has published an exclusive paper from Eduard Musalf, After Sales Manager at EMG Automation GmBH, who has discussed the development of the brake thruster.   This vital piece of equipment is the last link in a chain of measures, ensuring the safety of man and machine in the event of power failure… 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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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 »

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‘UNDERSTANDING FATIGUE’ CAMPAIGN

The UK’s National Workboat Association is launching an ‘Understanding Fatigue’ campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels. A poster has been designed for display on all OESVs to help crews spot the signs   This comes in direct response to widespread concerns about the occurrence of fatigue among workboat crewmembers. The challenge… Read more »

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Shipping Industry Launches New Security Resources for World Fleet

  International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners. Launched today, the new website www.maritimeglobalsecurity.orgprovides security-related guidance produced by the industry as well as links to other useful maritime and military security resources. “In a world of increasingly complex security risks,… Read more »

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Shipping Industry Launches New Security Resources for World Fleet

International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners. Launched today, the new website www.maritimeglobalsecurity.orgprovides security-related guidance produced by the industry as well as links to other useful maritime and military security resources. “In a world of increasingly complex security risks, it… Read more »

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ISPS CODE FAILS TO CONTEMPLATE AERIAL THREATS FROM DRONES

According to Martek Marine, terrorist use of drones deploying explosives is already well documented and the potential for a drone to deliver an explosive charge through the deck of an oil/gas tanker with potentially catastrophic results is a stark reality.   Recent years have seen a massive advance in drone endurance, range and payload capacity… Read more »