Maritime Security News


Leveraging Unmanned Surface Vessels to Enhance the Effectiveness of Port and Harbor Security

Jul 05, 2022

USVs can be a powerful force multiplier in keeping up with security operations in ports and harbors.When most people think of globalization, they immediately think of the international trade that has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty over the past few decades. As a former active-duty U.S. naval officer, that is where my focus has been for most of my professional life—on the high seas. That changed in August 2020 when deadly explosions rocked the harbor in Beirut…

1,000 Ships Affected by Cyber Attack on DNV's ShipManager Software

Jan 16, 2023

Some 1,000 vessels have been impacted by a cyber attack on DNV's ship malmanagement and operations software, the classification society has confirmed.DNV said it shut down ShipManager’s IT servers in response to a ransomware attack that hit the software on January 7…

Ecuador Insecurity, Drug Crime Hitting Shipping

Jan 01, 2023

Insecurity in Ecuador is hurting the Andean country's exports of products like bananas and shrimp, an exporters association said, amid assaults on shipping containers and contamination of shipments with drugs.At least 63 people linked to exports of bananas…

Yemen's Houthis Increase Pressure with Oil Port Attacks

Nov 10, 2022

Yemen's Houthi group is piling on pressure to extract economic gains in U.N.-led talks for an extended truce deal with attacks on oil ports in government-held areas, which officials say have disrupted crude exports, choking state revenues.Yemen's…

MRS 2022: Supply Chain Challenges to the Maritime Transportation System

Oct 26, 2022

Inland maritime transportation systems (MTS) play major roles in domestic and international supply chains, with unique challenges related to upstream and downstream sources disruption, accessibility and shifts in commodities, as well as demand and supply imbalances…

Cyber Attacks On the Rise at US Ports and Terminals

Oct 05, 2022

Cyber attack attempts are becoming more common at U.S. ports and terminals, according to findings published this week by law firm Jones Walker LLP.The firm publicly released the findings of its 2022 Ports and Terminals Cybersecurity Survey, examining cybersecurity preparedness in U…

Port of Corpus Christi Obtains Texas Cybersecurity Certification

Sep 27, 2022

The Port of Corpus Christi has become the first port in the state to obtain the Texas Cyberstar Certification, issued by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).The Cyberstar Certificate Program was launched in May by the Texas DIR…

Maritime Risk Symposium 2022: The Importance of Inland Systems to the MTS

Sep 15, 2022

The 2022 Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS) is scheduled to be held Nov. 15-17, 2022, hosted by Argonne National Laboratory at the Argonne campus in Lemont, Illinois. MRS is an annual international event focused on risks involving the global maritime transportation system (MTS)…

Port of New Orleans Awarded $514,965 in Port Security Grant Funding

Sep 08, 2022

The Port of New Orleans was recently awarded $514,964 in Port Security Grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to upgrade technology at the Harbor Police Department (HPD)’s Maritime Security Operations Center (MSOC)…

Port Canaveral Gets $1.9 Million for Security Upgrades

Aug 25, 2022

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) has awarded $1,941,285 in federal grant funding for several projects at Port Canaveral to protect the Port’s critical…

Russian Missiles Hit Ukraine Port

Jul 25, 2022

Russian missiles hit Ukraine's southern port of Odesa on Saturday, the Ukrainian military said, threatening a deal signed just a day earlier to unblock grain exports from Black Sea ports and ease global food shortages caused by the war.Ukrainian…

First Cargo Ship Leaves Mariupol Since Russia Took the City

May 31, 2022

A ship has left the Ukrainian port of Mariupol for the first time since Russia took the city and is headed east to Russia with a load of metal, the Russian-backed separatist leader of the Ukrainian breakaway region of Donetsk said on Tuesday…

Marine Insurers Extend High-risk Area to All Russian Waters

Apr 04, 2022

London’s marine insurance market on Monday added all of Russia’s waters to its list of areas deemed high risk, an advisory showed.Guidance from the Joint War Committee, which comprises syndicate members from the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA)…

Cocaine Seized from Shipping Container in Tasmania

Mar 28, 2022

Authorities intercepted a shipment of cocaine from a shipping container at Bell Bay near Georgetown, Tasmania on March 16.Tasmania Police and Australian Border Force (ABF) are working to identify the source of the 15-kilogram cocaine seizure…

Russia Docks Landing Support Ship Near Ukraine's Mariupol

Mar 21, 2022

Russia's armed forces said on Monday they had docked a large, beachable landing support ship, the Orsk, in the occupied Ukrainian port of Berdyansk, 70 km (45 miles) southwest of the besieged Ukrainian port of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov.As…

Logistics News

New Operator Sought for International Ag Shipping Terminal on Lake Michigan

New Operator Sought for International Ag Shipping Terminal on Lake Michigan

Rosario Ports Operating Normally Despite Strike

Rosario Ports Operating Normally Despite Strike

Japan’s Dry Bulk Imports Fall 4%, says BIMCO

Japan’s Dry Bulk Imports Fall 4%, says BIMCO

Headwinds Hamper the Poseidon Principles

Headwinds Hamper the Poseidon Principles

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