Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin – 20 Dec. 2015

Environment, Reports — By on December 20, 2015 at 8:54 PM

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Somebody’s Watching You! 15 Things The Maritime Industry Needs To Know About Cyber Security

Advancement in broadband technologies and the move towards ‘Big Data’ and ‘Ship Intelligence’ could leave the maritime industry vulnerable to cyber-crime unless it develops a better awareness of ICT (information, communication technology) security and adopts security best practice.

In this week’s spotlight we present fifteen things that the industry needs to know about safeguarding data and cyber security following our review of a White Paper, published by ESG Global Security entitled “Somebody’s Watching You”.

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The COP21 Outcome: What Does It Mean For The Shipping Industry?

The final text draft for COP21 to agree a global climate deal has been reached.  In what has become known as the Paris Agreement, was reached by nearly 200 nations and is a partially legally-binding commitment to keep global warming well below the threshold of 2°C in light of an expected increase by 2.7°C.

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UK Chamber Of Shipping And Fathom Maritime Intelligence Partner To Launch UK Maritime Forums

The UK Chamber of Shipping and Fathom Maritime Intelligence have entered into partnership to deliver practical, focussed industry forums to support ship owners and operators in managing key aspects of maritime operations.

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New Hull Coating Tricks Clingy Organisms

Danish paint company Hempel has released a new hull coating that uses highly absorbent polymer to trick organisms into minimising protein and bacterial adhesion.

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ICS Welcomes Paris Agreement

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the Paris Agreement and have stated that they remain committed to ambitious CO2 emissions reductions for the entire world merchant fleet.

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ExxonMobil Introduces Its Mass Flow Meters To Hong Kong

Exxonmobil has introduced the first independently accredited mass flow metering system (MFMS) in Hong Kong in order to save time, money, and increase efficiency during bunkering.

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IMO To Sail Full Steam Ahead Following COP21

Following COP21, the IMO has pledged to continue its mission to reduce the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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