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Keep informed with daily analysis and insight on safety and security issues affecting shipping. From piracy activities to the latest safety measures to casualties

CMA CGM confirms data leak after cyber attack

Hackers say they have exposed part of CMA CGM’s customer data via a link to Google Drive and threatened to ‘lay out the entire database’ in a week

Asia Pacific Containers

Culture of care needed to improve crew welfare

New study by Seafarers Hospital Society, Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Yale University identified several areas for improvement when it comes to crew health and wellbeing

Crewing Safety

Clubs warn of iron ore liquefaction risk from Sierra Leone

International Group of P&I clubs warns of the risks of shipments from the port of Pepel given that stockpiles are left out in the open for long periods of time and may contain hidden moisture

Dry Bulk Safety

Shipping must stop thinking of seafarers as a problem

Shipping should regard the human element — at sea and shore — as a resource to be used throughout the industry. That resource needs upskilling; the initiative for that must come from seafarers themselves

United Kingdom LISW

Chinese ports reopen as weakening typhoon moves toward Japan

Typhoon Chanthu had turned eastwards before making landfall in China’s Zhejiang province. It is now expected to head northeast and approach the coastal area of northern Japan

Asia Pacific China

Port operations in Shanghai and Ningbo halted by typhoon Chanthu

The closure comes as the two container hubs are already mired in heavy congestion as part of the global supply chain logjam, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data

Asia Pacific Containers

Let bulk carriers be bulk carriers

It may be a quick fix for boxship capacity crunch and a quick buck for owners of suitable ships, but loading boxes on bulk carriers should not become standard practice in the long term

International Containers

UK boat pushback plan risks playing roulette with migrants' lives

Any decision to force boats carrying migrants back across open water in the world's busiest channel has all the hallmarks of a headline-grabbing gimmick born of cynical gesture politics

France United Kingdom

Sovereignty concerns holding back West Africa piracy battle

‘There are important political considerations that must be taken into account when designing and assessing co-operation mechanisms,’ academic says

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security

Maritime group formed to advise UK policy makers

The MPC believes it has gathered an unparalleled body of expertise that should be drawn on to protect UK maritime professional standards throughout a period of necessary transition

United Kingdom Crewing

Suez blockade vessel’s owners expected to mount navigation error defence

‘Concentration of risk on huge containerships is a well-known problem… This type of issue can arise anywhere in the world,’ Jai Sharma argues

International Casualty

Port of New Orleans resumes container operations

Workers remain evacuated from 79 of the 560 manned production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico

North America United States