Richard Clayton

The recent 'piracy' incident off the coast of Puntland is a reminder that ships should not take maritime security for granted, yet the attack on Aris 13 differed from the last known hijacking in 2012.

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The maritime industry has still has some way to go in digital innovation.
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It's time to focus more on the ever-present scourge of corruption afflicting the shipping industry.
Shipping is safer than it used to be, and the facts bear this out, despite what some Twitter uses may say.
Tanker Burgos spilled 5,500 tonnes of oil last year.
Last year saw fewer oil tanker spillages at sea, with only 1 of the 20 largest spills occuring since 2002.
The maritime industry needs a better balance between fast and slow news of trade talks, vessel ordering, and pricing.