Maersk battles to recover from a cyber attack

Maersk continues to battle the effects of the Petya ransom-ware cyber-attack overnight and claims to have "contained" the virus, though it is now unable to take new orders through its portal and a number of terminals have shut down.

Questions are being asked about the use of organotins in anti-fouling paints

After damaged coatings on vessels have been revealed, questions are being asked about the use of organotins in anti-fouling paints and the IMO’s role in monitoring the situation.

Paul Thomas, the US Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy.

The maritime sector may find it more difficult to keep cyber guidelines voluntary after the attack against Maersk.

Unmanned feeder ship

Best way to cut down accidents is to remove all crew from vessels, argues maritime consultant.

Qatar's Doha port.

International action against Qatar and the crippling Spanish dock strikes have highlighted to the maritime sector the need to plan and protect against disruption.

Express 3

New-generation wave-piercer Express 3 has entered the Aarhus/Odden service in Denmark.

Lloyd's Inga Beale

Reputational fallout from a cyber breach is what kills modern businesses, warns Lloyd's Inga Beale.

Harry Theochari, global head of transport at Norton Rose Fulbright

The business sentiment in shipping is at its highest level since 2014, but the sentiment in shipping remains much weaker than that in the aviation, logistics and rail transport sectors.

C.P. 41

Pirates stole 1.5 million litres of gas oil after boarding Thai-flagged CP 41 in the first case of hijacking for oil cargo theft this year. 

The 1997-built container ship, Sky Love.

South Korean liner operators will enter into an alliance in a bid to beef up their presence and focus on the intra-Asia routes.

Stellar Daisy

Chinese maritime authorities will conduct an inspection for bulk carriers that are over 15 years of age in wake of the recent sinking of Stellar Daisy and structural deficiencies from converted oil tankers.

The 1996-built 68,232 dwt oil tanker, Stavronisi.

Bangladesh’s shipbreaking industry picks up pace again as the government appears to backtrack on imposing higher import taxes on vessels.

Maersk has confirmed that its systems have been hit by a cyber-attack.

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