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The use of biofuels in shipping sparks debate at New York’s Climate Change Week

The availability and sustainability of using biofuels for shipping has been a key initiative for the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) throughout 2019. This all stems from the maritime industry’s transition to zero-emission shipping. A debate took place at New York’s Climate Change Week, led by The SSI, on the potential for use of biofuels in […]

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Why is the maritime sector so vulnerable?

As outlined in the first part of this series, the maritime sector is becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats on its operational technology due to the large-scale digital transformation recently undertaken. But we’re wondering, just how susceptible is this industry to cyber threats? Let’s take a closer look at some of the main cybersecurity flaws […]

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The maritime sector is prone to cyber-attacks…

Up until about 2010 cyber-attacks  were driven by the desire to obtain either financially sensitive or personal data. However, over the last 9 years the landscape of cyber terror has changed and companies across all business sectors have been subject to incredibly sophisticated cyber-attacks that are more complex than ever before and attempt to inflict […]

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The risk of malicious attacks and unauthorised access is increasing

The increase of digitalisation and automation, within the shipping industry is bringing a greater risk of unauthorised access or malicious attacks shipping systems and networks. Cybersecurity issues are becoming a day-to-day struggle for all businesses. Recent trends show an increase in hacked and breached data from sources that are increasingly common, like mobile and IoT […]

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Digital transformation: What are the solutions?

Last time we discussed how the requirement for digital transformation within shipping organisations is changing the future of the industry. So how are those who are leading this curve making changes? Improved booking platforms – implementing simple, one-click booking processes. Taking inspiration from how e-commerce sites allow speedy purchasing. High-margin services – e-commerce platforms and […]

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