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Cyber attacks threaten shipping & dominate maritime news

By FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle in the Maritime Professional:

The maritime industry must redouble its efforts to secure IT systems and data.

In June, Maersk Line A/S’s information systems were severely disrupted by the so-called Petya virus. FMC provided Maersk with relief to help them get through the difficult situation. In Mid-July, a researcher […]

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Global shipping fleet exposed to hacking threat

Researchers say they have discovered significant holes in the three key technologies sailors use to navigate: GPS, marine Automatic Identification System (AIS) as seen above, and a system for viewing digital nautical charts called Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS).

The next hacker playground: the open seas – and the oil tankers and […]

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APM Terminals introduces $10m satellite-based container positioning system

APM Terminals Apapa Limited is planning to introduce a satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) for containers at its terminal.

Dallas Hampton, managing director, APM Terminals Apapa, said the new GPS, the first of its kind in the world, would aid multi-level container inspection facility for physical examination of containers by Customs operatives.

“These systems […]

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APM Terminals introduces $10m satellite-based container positioning system

An APM Terminals executive said that GPS would allow its Apapa terminal to be ‘pedestrian free’ and should become operational early next year.

APM Terminals Apapa Limited is [finalizing plans to introduce] a satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) for containers at its terminal.

Dallas Hampton, managing director, APM Terminals Apapa, said the new GPS, […]

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Controversial PierPass Study Measures Truck Turn Times

A study by PierPass and Ability/Tri-Modal of gate turn times in Los Angeles-Long Beach indicates the median visit time of a truck calling at marine terminals is 51 minutes, and the vast majority of truck visits take less than two hours.

However, the Harbor Trucking Association, which represents drayage companies in Southern California, said that […]

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PierPass publishes GPS tracking study of trucks at LA/LB

GPS devices were installed in about 250 trucks under a research project funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration. Long Beach photo courtesy of AirPhoto-Jim Ward.

PierPass has issued the following News Release:

PierPass Inc. and Ability/Tri-Modal Transportation Services Inc. today released the results of a study that uses […]

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