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Shipping industry vulnerable to cyber attacks and GPS jamming

The shipping industry is increasingly at risk from cybersecurity attacks and a gap in insurance policies is leaving them vulnerable, industry experts have told CNBC. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Telemedicine: revolutionising healthcare for seafarers

Every year, medical emergencies force one in five ships to divert from their course, at an average cost of $180,000 per diversion. A 2013 study found that at least 20% of the cases aren’t critical and could easily be avoided by using modern on-board telemedical assistance. So what is the current state of telemedical equipment in shipping today, and could an upgrade turn in a healthy profit for the industry? Lee el resto de esta entrada

What could Brexit mean for the shipping industry? 11.03.2016

Following the victory of the Conservative Party in last May’s general election, British Prime Minister David Cameron promised a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU by the end of 2017. After negotiations between the UK and the other 27 EU Member States, a package of measures and reforms were recently agreed, and the Prime Minister has announced that a Referendum on EU membership will take place on Thursday, 23 June 2016.

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Shipping industry figures react to Brexit

Shipping industry figures have reacted to the news that the UK has voted in a 52% majority to leave the European Union (a so-called ‘Brexit’), which led to prime minister David Cameron’s resignation this morning. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Knowledge is key to MARPOL compliance for bulk shippers, warns WSS

By ,  February 25, 2016,  Curious

In the wake of new regulations, Wilhelmsen Ships Services (WSS) says bulk owners and operators must pay as much attention to the products used to clean their cargo holds as the holds themselves. The global provider of products and services to the shipping industry is urging firms to heed details included in the revised MARPOL Annex V Resolution MEPC.201(62), relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, which came into force on 1 January 2016. Lee el resto de esta entrada