Maritime

Red Listing Philippines-Based Manning Agent ‘Able Maritime’ First Step to Stopping Seafarer Exploitation

Red Listing Philippines-Based Manning Agent ‘Able Maritime’ First Step to Stopping Seafarer Exploitation

Joy Finnegan

The Inspectorate of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has red listed Able Maritime Seafarers Inc after the crewing agent failed to respond to official enquiries from the ITF about the diabolical pay and terrible conditions of seafarers the company placed in work. A flood of new allegations against the Philippines-based manning agent have emerged…

Japan Customs and Smiths Detection to Boost Surveillance with State-of-the-Art Inspection System

Joy Finnegan

Smiths Detection has secured a contract with Japan Customs to provide two Hi Energy 9 MeV, interlaced, dual view HCVS high-performance cargo inspection systems for screening trucks and cargo containers to Tokyo Customs at Jyonanjima and Kobe Customs at Mizushima. Installations will start in April 2022. This improved HCVS X-ray stationary screening system utilizes a…

Navy Engineer and Wife Charged with Attempting to Share Sub Secrets

Joy Finnegan

An engineer in the U.S. Navy and his wife were charged with attempting to share secrets on submarine technology with another country. Court documents revealed this weekend show that Jonathan Toebbe, has been accused of trying to sell information on the nuclear propulsion system of Virginia-class attack submarines. Toebbe had clearances in nuclear engineering. He…

Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines to Partner on Smart Ship and Autonomous Ship Controls

Joy Finnegan

To provide customers with complete automation solutions from a single trusted source, Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Robotics announce a new collaboration that will deliver comprehensive remote command, autonomous control and intelligent crew support systems to the marine market and complement Rolls-Royce’s mtu NautIQ marine automation portfolio. As part of this agreement, Rolls-Royce business unit Power…

Ontic Launches New CoE Led by Threat Assessment and Protective Intelligence Investigations Expert

Joy Finnegan

Ontic announced the launch of the Ontic Center of Excellence, led by Dr. Marisa Randazzo, executive director. Recognized globally as an expert on targeted violence, threat assessment and protective intelligence investigations, Randazzo served a decade in the U.S. Secret Service and founded SIGMA Threat Management Associates, which was recently acquired by Ontic.  “We are proud…

Ocean Drone Captures Video from Inside a Hurricane

Joy Finnegan

Saildrone and the NOAA have released the first video footage gathered by an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) from inside a major hurricane barreling across the Atlantic Ocean.  The Saildrone Explorer SD 1045 was directed into the midst of Hurricane Sam, a category 4 hurricane, which is currently on a path that fortunately will miss the…

Retailo Signs Strategic Deal with Maersk for Warehousing in Pakistan

Retailo Signs Strategic Deal with Maersk for Warehousing in Pakistan

Joy Finnegan

B2B e-commerce platform in the MENAP region, Retailo, has partnered with Maersk, for warehousing services in Pakistan. Through this regional partnership, Retailo will be able to rely on Maersk for its expanding business needs by getting access to purpose-built warehouses and expand the scale of its business. Retailo says inefficiencies within the retail sector have…

California Ports Reach Record High Capacity

California Ports Reach Record High Capacity

Joy Finnegan

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif. have set an all-time record of 65 vehicles awaiting entry as of mid-September, 2021. One report said the containers onboard them could reach, end-to-end, halfway across the United States. Additional vehicles were expected in the coming days, increasing the backlog. Los Angeles port data showed the…

Global Giants Like Coca-Cola Turn to Bulk Shipping Vessels During Shipping Shortage

Joy Finnegan

Bulk shipping vessels, typically used for grain, coal or other raw materials, have been pulled into use by Atlanta-based drink maker, Coca-Cola. The company says the usual shipping containers and cargo space needed for transportation, have not been available. Procurement director of global logistics, Alan Smith, posted about the dilemma on LinkedIn. They are using…

Marotta Controls Announces Availability of Smart Thermal Management Solution for Navy Weapons Systems

Joy Finnegan

Marotta Controls, a rapidly growing aerospace and defense supplier, announced the availability of its advanced Automatic Source Transfer Valve (ASTV) system designed to cool shipboard combat systems computing cabinets. The ASTV is a smart thermal management solution fully integrated with an electronic controller capable of communicating directly with shipboard mission control systems for simplified, remote…