Maritime Security News


Insurers Raise Premiums for Black Sea Tankers as Tensions Mount

Aug 23, 2023

Insurance companies have notified charterers of ships operating in Russia's Black Sea ports of an increase in additional payments known as 'war risk premiums', four traders said.A war risk premium was added to the common insurance costs for tankers last year after the start of Russia's military action in Ukraine, which Moscow calls a special military operation.Military actions in the Black Sea area…

Ukraine May Use New Black Sea Route for Grain Shipments

Aug 21, 2023

Ukraine is considering using its newly-tested wartime Black Sea export corridor for grain shipments after other cargo ships follow the first successful evacuation of a vessel on the route last week, a senior agricultural official said on Monday…

Operation TIN CAN Targets Rip-On/Rip-Off Concealment

Apr 04, 2023

A major joint operation organised by the Australian Border Force (ABF), World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Shipping Council and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has led to 43 arrests and more than 100 drug seizures, including 98…

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…

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…

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…

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