Maritime

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

Migrant Ship Allowed to Dock in France

Joy Finnegan

France allowed the Ocean Viking rescue ship that was carrying more than 200 migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean to dock at their port of Toulon. This followed terse communications with Italy over the fate of the vessel. Gerald Darmanin, France’s interior minister, said that the Italian government’s ban on the boat was “incomprehensible”…

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Backs Eagle Plan to Combat Violence-Provoking Effects of Disinformation

Joy Finnegan

By Michaela Jarvis In an age when disinformation can promote violence, a group of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University faculty will help secondary school teachers to recognize the online manipulation tactics used by extremist organizations, using an approach known as Inoculation Theory. “Inoculation Theory is the idea that a little bit of exposure to something dangerous will…

Indonesian Ferry Catches Fire, 17 Dead

Joy Finnegan

Around 240 people were rescued and at least 17 died (an updated figure as initially it was reported that 14 had died) when a boat caught fire off the coast of  Indonesia. Three boats as well as local fishermen came to the scene to assist in the rescue efforts, authorities said. No word on the…

Toronto Airport Closed Due to Suspicious Package

Joy Finnegan

Two people were detained in connection with a possible explosive device found at Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport Ferry Terminal October 21. The discovery prompted an evacuation of the airport. Operations at the airport were suspended. Toronto police said the two persons of interest were in custody and cooperating with the investigation. Officials at the airport…

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…