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Cyber security awareness in the maritime industry

Cyber attacks and cyber spying are threatening the increasingly digitalized maritime industry.

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BIMCO launches Maritime Reporting model

BIMCO launches Maritime Reporting model

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ECB’s Whatever-It-Takes Toolbox Means Italy Must Blink First

The European Central Bank has a decade of crisis-fighting experience to draw on to confront market turmoil in Italy, the euro zone’s third-biggest economy. The institution that once failed to stem a blowout of bond yields with tentative purchases of sovereign debt from affected countries has morphed into a more self-confident actor with a toolbox that includes a meaningful, if untested, backstop to defend the single currency. The downside is that Italy might have to make unwelcome concessions to access that assistance. The surge in the nation’s bond yields appeared ...

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Inaugural transit of the LNG Sakura

The Neopanamax LNG Sakura measures 300 meters in length and 49 meters in beam and recently made it’s inaugural transit

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Little Big Things – Maritime Lawyer

Ever wonder what a #maritimelawyer does? Find out more in this humourous take on the profession!

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George Soros warns the European Union is on the brink of collapse — and Trump is partly to blame

Billionaire investor George Soros believes that Europe is in the midst of an “existential crisis” and is at genuine risk of ceasing to exist as we currently know it, unless drastic changes are made. “The European Union is mired in an existential crisis,” Soros wrote in a blog for Project Syndicate. “For the past decade, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.” Soros effectively argues that some in the bloc has moved so far away from its founding goals that the EU can no longer sustain itself in its ...

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How could cyber attacks affect you?

Cyber attacks present a clear challenge to our security, societies and economies. NATO has a defensive mandate and is taking a serious,

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An Integrated Approach to Marine Management

An Integrated Approach to Marine Management (DAPSI(W)R(M), SDG14 Targets, MSFD vs. MSPD, RA&RM and BT Analysis!)

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Euro zone is stable, Italians are pro-European – German Finance Minister

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said he is firmly convinced a majority of Italians have “a very pro-European stance”, and that the euro zone is stable and has become better prepared for difficult situations in recent years. Asked about developments in Italy, where a political crisis has spooked financial markets, Scholz told Reuters that euro zone countries had worked hard in recent years to make the bloc more stable. “The European Union is very stable, the euro zone too,” he said in an interview on Wednesday. “One can say that ...

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Italy’s first, fully-automated gantry cranes reach Vado Ligure

Italy’s first ARMG (Automated rail mounted gantry cranes) have reached APM Terminals Vado Ligure.

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Bulkers Shipbroking S&P Report – Week No 21 2018

Bulkers Shipbroking S&P Report – Week No 21 2018

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Newbuilding Market Bound to Pick Up During Posidonia Week

The recent lull in newbuilding contracting activity has been notable, but also easily explained, given that many deals are on the making and usually formally announced during the Posidonia International Fair, which is about to kick off in Athens next week. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Allied Shipbroking commented that it was “a very quiet newbuilding market this past week, with just a handful of new orders coming to light. Witnessing for a second consecutive week a considerable softening in overall activity, it looks as though interest may well ...

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Tanker Shipping: Added Uncertainty Is Not Helpful To The Struggling Tankers

Overview The impact of the sanctions against Iran and global stockpile levels are two factors to watch out for. Demand Just when you thought it could not get any worse for the tanker shipping industry, the US is re-imposing sanctions on Iran coming into force after a six months wind-down period ending on 4 November 2018. The immediate effects are less tangible but sure to add more uncertainty to the whole shipping industry that has plenty of uncertainty to deal with already. At the same time, freight rates for both ...

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A major milestone for Poseidon Med II work on regulatory framework: Presidential Decree for LNG Bunkering in Greece

Greek Minister of Shipping P. Kouroumplis presented the Presidential Decree containing safety provisions for LNG bunkering operations in Greece at a ceremony held yesterday at Greek Ministry of Shipping & Island Policy, bringing together key marine stakeholders, representatives from relevant authorities, Poseidon Med II partners and journalists. The Presidential Decree is the umbrella legislation, taking into account all national and international rules and practices, containing a set of provisions, such as safety & emergency procedures; Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS); fire-fighting measurements; manuals overview for LNG bunkering preparation and execution; training and ...

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Angelicoussis is the Highest Valued Greek Shipping Billionaire

VesselsValue has put together a Posidonia Fact Sheet containing interesting data stories for your use during Posidonia week. This includes: • Greece has the most valuable fleet in the world • The top 5 Greek Prinicipals by value • The highest valued Greek vessel today • Since the last Posidonia, Greece has ordered $8.96 BN of newbuildings • Since the last Posidonia, Greece has bought 582 second hand vessels Source: VesselsValue

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