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US announces port cyber security initiative

The White House has unveiled an initiative to bolster cyber security in US ports that will expand the US Coast Guard’s authority to respond to malicious online activity, amid growing concerns that nefarious actors could jeopardise critical port infrastructure and supply chains

Cyber United States

Equipment demand rises as chokepoints slow movement

Longer passage times are soaking up container equipment. Manufacturers are benefiting after a year of reduced demand

Containers Ports and Logistics

SeaLead’s new Gulf India Express service boosts India-Middle East Gulf trade links

Saudi Arabia is India’s second-largest trading partner and there are plans to double bilateral trade to $100bn in the next few years. Negotiations for a free trade agreement between India and the Gulf Cooperation Council states are ongoing

Containers Ports and Logistics

Rail reappraised after Red Sea rerouting

Rail services lost ground following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But for some cargoes, the increased speed is making it more attractive than the Cape of Good Hope rerouting

Red Sea Risk Containers
Environment

Wood Mackenzie report highlights key role for Asia-Pacific in global emission reduction efforts

Renewables and electric vehicles will be key to the regional transition, report’s authors say. A significant change to low-carbon energy supply for power generation is also predicted

Sustainability Asia Pacific

Scrubber savings surge as spreads swell

IMO2020 gave shipowners a choice to use cleaner fuel or to clean their exhausts. Rising spreads between fuels have made using scrubbers a clear winner

Containers Ship repair

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why the flagging standards of flag states are a problem for everyone

Between dark fleet ships evading sanctions and fraudulently flagged ships disappearing off the radar completely, there is a growing number of old, unsafe ships trading outside of the established rules based order of global trading standards. At the heart of the problem are flag states that fail to offer basic oversight of the ships they purport to regulate and that gap threatens a environmental catastrophe

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Regulation

Europe agrees on updated maritime pollution policy

The EU has agreed to update its directive on ship-source pollution. Move will see better data sharing and transparency on penalties

Sustainability EU
Shipbuilding

Hanwha Ocean expects order growth after operating loss shrinks in 2023

Consecutive annual losses turn around, with net profit of $120m. However, operating profit remains in the red

Tankers and Gas Shipbuilding

Norwegian Car Carriers firms shipbuilding contracts for PCTC pair

Firming of newbuilding contracts by Oslo-headquartered vehicle carrier tonnage provider follows letter of intent signed in November 2023. Including NOCC’s newbuildings, the global orderbook for pure car and truck carriers numbers 179 vessels

Roro Norway

WinGD and Mitsubishi achieve milestone initial design of ammonia fuel supply system

Collaboration will ensure that auxiliary systems and integration capability are in place to apply WinGD’s engine designs

Sustainability Shipbuilding

StealthGas makes ‘promising start’ to year after record 2023

Greece-based company cuts debt by more than half in 12 months

Tankers and Gas LPG

Lloyd’s List Intelligence agrees data tie-up with UK’s Sedna

Partnership will see Lloyd’s List Intelligence’s vessel-tracking data integrated into communication software developer’s new AI-driven solution for charterers, Pulse

Digitalisation Technology and Innovation

Metis links with Danish firm in offshore data analytics tie-up

Co-operation with Danish offshore shipping company Esvagt takes Greece-based data analytics firm Metis’ range of solutions ‘in a new direction’

Offshore Technology and Innovation

Lloyd’s Register appoints new head for OneOcean platform

LR acquired the software platform OneOcean in 2022. Former maritime and logistics software chief executive assumes control from founder

People Lloyds Register

US announces port cyber security initiative

The White House has unveiled an initiative to bolster cyber security in US ports that will expand the US Coast Guard’s authority to respond to malicious online activity, amid growing concerns that nefarious actors could jeopardise critical port infrastructure and supply chains

Cyber United States
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