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APM Terminals Pipavav commences integrated container tracking system.
APM Terminals Pipavav on Tuesday said it has commenced the integrated container tracking (ICT) system, which will streamline container movement at the port across the logistics value chain.
The ICT system is a technology introduced by the National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC) under the logistics data bank (LDB) project, which helps in tracking the container from port to container freight stations (CFSs), inland container depots (ICDs) and end-users.
Navigating Cybersecurity Challenges in Maritime Operations.
The maritime industry - including container ships, bulk tankers, drillships, cruise ships, mobile offshore drilling units and the ports and terminals that support them - is critical to the global economy as well as national and international security. The global marine vessels market is projected to reach $220 billion USD by the end of 2026.
Hong Kong zero-contact crew change plan awaiting green light from CEO.
Under the proposed scheme, seafarers who have gone through quarantine and Covid-19 tests in their home country will fly on specially chartered flights to Hong Kong and travel directly from the plane to a cruise ship at anchor on a launch boat. Covid-19 tests and immigration clearance will be carried out on board the cruise ship. Seafarers can then wait and rest on the cruise until they are transferred by launch boat to the ship they are signing on.
Panama Canal Issues Amendment to Tender for New Water Management System
The Panama Canal amended the prequalification document for a tender for the engineering, design, and construction of an optimized water management system. The decision comes after receiving more than 250 potential bidder inquiries following the opening of the prequalification period on September 7.
Sea Shepherd Vessel Approached as Pirates Grow More Brazen.
Security experts recently warned that it was likely that there would be an increase in sea piracy activity in the Gulf of Guinea as the seasonal weather improved in the region. Since that warning, there have been five reports and while the ships have escaped incident crews are being warned to remain on high alert because of the high level of danger in the region.