Maritime

Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Shipping Losses Hit All-Time Low Despite Increasing Risks for the Whole Sector

Joy Finnegan

Given as much as 90% of international trade is transported across oceans, maritime safety is critical. Thirty years ago, the global shipping fleet lost around 200 large vessels a year. This total fell to a record low of 26 in 2023, a decline of more than one third year-on-year and by 70% over the past…

Worldwide Travel Advisory Issued by U.S. State Department

Joy Finnegan

Just as the summer travel season begins in earnest, the U. S. State Department issue a worldwide travel alert for travelers, especially anyone identifying as LGBTQI+. The alert advises caution and alertness in tourist areas, due to potential threats of violence against them. Here is the statement in its entirety: Due to the potential for…

Barge Hits Texas Bridge

Joy Finnegan

A barge rammed into the structure of a bridge near Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday, May 15. The crash caused oil to flow into waters in the busy shipping channel. The accident also closed the sole road to a neighboring island. No injuries were reported. Pieces of the bridge connecting Galveston to Pelican Island, fell into…

Controlled Demolition of Francis Scott Key Bridge Completed

Joy Finnegan

On 26 March, a ship slammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge causing it to collapse and killing six construction workers. Monday, May 13 a demolition crew broke apart chunks of the collapsed bridge. The scheduled demolition was delayed by several days due to bad weather. The cargo ship Dali, which lost power and veered…

DHS, CISA Announce Membership Changes to the Cyber Safety Review Board

Joy Finnegan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced changes to the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) membership. Four current members of the CSRB will depart and four new members will join the board. Departing members include: Katie Moussouris, Founder and CEO, Luta Security Chris Novak, Co-Founder and Managing Director,…

U.S. Maritime Administration Releases Strategic Plan

U.S. Maritime Administration Releases Strategic Plan

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. The administration says the plan reflects the goals and strategies necessary to foster, develop and promote the United States maritime industry and merchant marine. MARAD’s report says it recognizes that a strong U.S. maritime industry is critical to America’s national security…

Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Mark Robins

Cargo security keeps goods safe. On freighters, docks, trucks, railcars, warehouses, and ports, cargo shipments are vulnerable to theft during several stages of the transit process. If a container isn’t properly and securely sealed, it can be opened many times during transit with its contents stolen and easily sold on the black market. Stolen cargo…

Building Resilience Against Critical Events

Building Resilience Against Critical Events

Tracy Reinhold

Critical events can affect any transport operator. Accidents, problems with infrastructure including vandalism, fires — such as those seen recently on electric buses in London — extreme weather events and cyberattacks have an immediate and often highly disruptive impact. While many incidents are resolved quickly, the knock-on effect on the reputation of the operator can…

These Four Trends Are Putting Digital Identities in the Spotlight

Joy Finnegan

Digital identity solutions are not only the basis for secure and convenient travel, they are also the key to important services and greater control over personal data. Four key trends are currently crystallizing in identity technologies.  Digital identification and identity solutions are an important part of global technological progress. In addition to simplifying and streamlining…

Dexory Aims to Re-define North American Logistics and Warehousing Technology Market

Joy Finnegan

er of cutting-edge AI and robotics solutions, has announced its expansion into the North American market. Dexory is set to disrupt the market through its autonomous robotics and AI-powered analysis solution, DexoryView. The company is already working with global partners with a significant U. S. presence such as DB Schenker, Menzies Aviation, Maersk and ID…

Floating Sauna Saves the Day

Joy Finnegan

Two people were stuck in middle of icy fjord after escaping a sinking car. Then a floating sauna showed up and rescued the people. According to Reurters, a Tesla crashed into frigid waters in Norway on February 1. The floating sauna then came to the rescue. See image.

Vice Admiral Sean S. Buck Joins Academy Securities’ Advisory Board and Geopolitical Intelligence Group

Joy Finnegan

Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), announced the addition of Vice Admiral Sean S. Buck to its Advisory Board and Geopolitical Intelligence Group. Vice Admiral Sean S. Buck retired from the United States Navy after more than 40 years of commissioned service. His active-duty career…