Maritime

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

CLD Fencing Systems Puts Security-Rated Offer Under the Spotlight at ISE

Joy Finnegan

CLD Fencing Systems will be showcasing its latest generation of security-rated physical security systems at the International Security Expo 2022. The company has a suite of physical security systems, independently third party tested by the Loss Prevention Certification Board, (LPCB), offering the ultimate in protection against attack. It will be introducing Securus S4, the latest…

Dutch Farmers Blocked Roads, Ports in July Protest

Dutch Farmers Blocked Roads, Ports in July Protest

Joy Finnegan

Dutch farmers, angry about new government regulations, used their tractors and trucks to block roads and distribution centers Monday, July 4. The protests were spurred by anger towards the government for plans that would require them to use less fertilizer and reduce livestock, as well as plans to slash emissions. They also targeted Schipol Airport,…

Cuba’s Matanzas Oil Terminal Inferno Out, Disruptions Ongoing

Cuba’s Matanzas Oil Terminal Inferno Out, Disruptions Ongoing

Joy Finnegan

The huge blaze that destroyed four of eight large storage tanks at the Matanzas Oil Terminal in Cuba was brought under control after days ablaze. The fire, which was started by a lightening strike, hindered marine terminal operations and forced tankers to divert to other ports. Columns of fire were reported rising from the site…

First Foreign Ship in Port in Ukraine Since Invasion

First Foreign Ship in Port in Ukraine Since Invasion

Joy Finnegan

The first foreign-flagged ship to arrive in Ukraine since the war started in February came into port on Saturday, August 6. The ship was loaded with grain according to a statement by Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov. Ukraine began grain exports in August and they are being monitored by a Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul…

Oil Tanker Ice Energy Crew Released

Oil Tanker Ice Energy Crew Released

Joy Finnegan

The crews of two oil tankers seized earlier this year are being released. Iran seized the two tankers in May and now says the crew members will be returning to their countries of origin beginning the week of 12 Sept., a Greek merchant marine group said on Sunday. A Greek delegation visited and the agreement…

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

James Careless

Whether in small parcels in air cargo, or large containers on ships, trains, and trucks, smugglers are always trying to find new ways to evade detection. “It’s a chicken and egg situation,” said aviation security consultant Steve Wolff, president of Wolff Consulting Services. “Smugglers will try something and then, when they get found out, they’ll…

THE FORCES DRIVING CCTV TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

THE FORCES DRIVING CCTV TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

James Careless

CCTV security systems are becoming sharper (in image resolution), smaller (in form factor), and smarter—thanks to artificial intelligence/AI that can detect intruders automatically. For the transportation sector, these advances offer the opportunity to enhance security, personnel, and property protection at any locations where their aircraft, ships, trains, and trucks are vulnerable. Virtual/remote tower solutions like…

BIOMETRICS TO THE RESCUE

BIOMETRICS TO THE RESCUE

Miquel Ros

Lorries queueing for miles on end at Dover awaiting their turn to board the ferry to France, Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport forced to shelter thousands of passengers in tents as passport control lines stretch all the way to the parking lot, major airports taking the unprecedented step of capping the number of passengers in a desperate…

Crowdsourcing Transportation Security

Crowdsourcing Transportation Security

David Bruce

Crowdsourced threat detection is revolutionizing incident reporting in the transportation and public safety space. By empowering travelers and employees to quickly and discreetly report issues, transportation officials move from reactive to proactive. Across the United States a steady stream of reports of hostile passengers, insider threats, potential human trafficking, and equipment malfunctions funnel in to…

SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES: EMBRACING PROGRESS

SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES: EMBRACING PROGRESS

Gal Kuchuk

The technology commonly used today for security is, in general, basic and exhaustive of what is already known and familiar to us and clear. There is no real desire to put into use new things that have not been tried to the end and found to be 100 percent suitable — really why take a…

Prevention Measures Crucial to Tackling Risk of Battery Fires in Shipping

Joy Finnegan

As a key component of electric vehicles (EVs) or electronic devices, the transport of highly inflammable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries is increasingly impacting shipping safety as demonstrated by a number of fires on vessels such as roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) car carriers and container ships. Given the many difficulties involved with suppressing battery fires, particularly at sea,…

Tanker Fire in Cuba Continues to Burn

Joy Finnegan

A huge fire has been burning for days near the port city of Matanzas in Cuba, a supertanker storage facility. Unable to get the fire under control the first day, Cuba asked for assistance and Mexico and Venezuela sent teams to help fight the fire. The U.S. offered technical advice, according to reports. The fire…