Archive for the ‘Corruption’ Category

A Cyberweapon Unleashed

A Cyberweapon Unleashed
          Last Friday the world witnessed one of the greatest cyber attacks ever recorded. Europol said that the attack was of an “unprecedented level and requires international investigation.” Attack started on Friday and it involved a zero-day hack leaked from the NSA,...
May 16th, 2017 | Corruption, IT and Communications, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 4 May 2017 – Pirates and armed robbers attacked 43 ships and captured 58 seafarers in the first quarter of 2017, slightly more than the same period last year, according to the latest ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy report. The global report...
May 4th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

What Are the Digital Threats to your Business

What Are the Digital Threats to your Business
Flavio Menghini (left) and Sandis Medins. What Are the Digital Threats to Your Business? By James Brewer Executives have been recommended to exercise a “healthy level of paranoia” over the safety of their computerised systems.  The advice came from Sandis Medins, a specialist at IDYNAMIC Group,...
April 8th, 2017 | Corruption, Events, Insight, Safety and Security | Read More

Cyber Security in Action

Cyber Security in Action
Andrew Fitzmaurice (left) and Alan McCarthy. Cyber Security in Action – IMIF hears of fight against attacks on businesses A stark warning of a new plague of technology-enabled criminal attacks on companies and individuals was delivered to an audience of maritime executives, financiers and lawyers in...
April 7th, 2017 | Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, IMIF, Insight, Safety and Security | Read More

Endeavour Maritime March 2017 Update

Endeavour Maritime March 2017 Update
      Good Afternoon, Welcome to our regular bulletin that showcases the expanding capabilities of Endeavour Maritime. Monaco Wealth Forum Endeavour Maritime is pleased to announce that our managing director, Alistair Galloway, will speak at the annual Monaco...
March 10th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Company Profiles, Consulting, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

ASPIDA Cyber Security – General Awareness Training

ASPIDA Cyber Security – General Awareness Training
DNV GL acknowledges that the maritime sector is in need of adequate cyber security to safeguard organizations, assets and information. To that end, Maritime Academy Hellas is offering on 16 March 2017, a 1-day general awareness Cyber Security course in order to provide awareness for all personnel and...
February 28th, 2017 | Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 50 (indeed you read correct, fifty) points plus and now stands at 856 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics and in general the masses all over Planet Ocean are in a very uneasy situation. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’...
February 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

16th of March: Cyber Security – General awareness training

16th of March: Cyber Security – General awareness training
ΝΕW! Cyber Security – General awareness training DNV GL acknowledges that the maritime sector is in need of adequate cyber security to safeguard organizations, assets and information. To that end, Maritime Academy Hellas is offering on 16 March 2017, a 1-day general awareness Cyber Security...
February 13th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Corruption, Defense, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Digital Ship Maritime CIO Forum Cyprus

Digital Ship Maritime CIO Forum Cyprus
Digital Ship’s Maritime CIO Forum Cyprus debates the future of iShipping in Limassol next Tuesday The maritime industry is on the cusp of radical and far-reaching advances in technology, and there are ever increasing factors for shipping companies to consider. With this in mind, Digital Ship is pleased...
February 7th, 2017 | Communication, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IT and Communications, Safety and Security | Read More

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!
John Faraclas With another fall, basically “credited” to the Capers, the BDI “must” blame the Roosters’ Chinese celebrations which by now come to an end and let’s hope there will be a reverse or else… The Geopolitical conundrum is more than enigmatic; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The...
February 6th, 2017 | Corruption, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Cyber Security Risk to Shipping Industry highlighted in Steamship Mutual’s latest Loss Prevention DVD

Cyber Security Risk to Shipping Industry highlighted in Steamship Mutual’s latest Loss Prevention DVD
As part of Steamship Mutual’s loss prevention initiatives, the Club has released their latest DVD ‘Cyber Security: Smart, Safe Shipping’ highlighting the implications of a potential cyber security breach for a shipping company. All businesses rely heavily upon computer systems to sustain their...
January 20th, 2017 | Corruption, IT and Communications, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs | Read More

Quantimetrica: Control any device with short voice commands

Quantimetrica: Control any device with short voice commands
Dr. Yianni Doumenis Quantimetrica:  Control any device with short voice commands by Dr. Yiannis Doumenis    Quantimetrica Ltd. is a company based in London, UK with a footprint also in San Francisco, California, Austin, Texas, USA and Athens, Greece. Quantimetrica specialises in voice recognition...
December 13th, 2016 | Corruption, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Technical, Technology | Read More

Falling Markets and Failing Geopolitics

Falling Markets and Failing Geopolitics
John Faraclas The Dry Market, “thanks” to the Capers’ fall creates shocks and Geopolitical mess brings in total failure; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points and now reads 1,162… The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 132 points – soon many will need …a triplex...
December 7th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping…

Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping…
Yohan Le Gonidec. Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping, says class society expert By James Brewer Maritime interests must step up their defences against the threat of serious cyber attacks, an expert associated with classification society Bureau Veritas has urged. Yohan Le Gonidec, head of the...
November 5th, 2016 | Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, Insight, IT and Communications, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

North P&I Club supports new international ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign

North P&I Club supports new international ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign
North P&I Club is continuing its drive to highlight the range of cyber threats facing shipowners through active support of the new international ‘Be Cyber Aware At Sea’ campaign. The campaign is a global maritime and offshore industry initiative to raise awareness of the increasing maritime...
November 4th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, IT and Communications, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs | Read More

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 31 October 2016 – Kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, despite a 20-year low in piracy on the world’s seas, according to new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime...
October 31st, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Fine art black market is booming…

Fine art black market is booming…
Massimo Spadoni of Siat Assicurazioni. Fine art black market is booming, IUMI is warned  By James Brewer Underworld traffic in stolen fine art and antiquities is growing at a frightening rate, an Italian insurance expert has warned. Massimo Spadoni, business development manager of Siat Assicurazioni,...
October 31st, 2016 | Art and auctions, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Hill Dickinson LLP and The UK Chamber of Shipping hold Crime at Sea Seminar

Hill Dickinson LLP and The UK Chamber of Shipping hold Crime at Sea Seminar
Maria Pittordis The UK Chamber of Shipping in partnership with international law firm Hill Dickinson held a half-day Crime at Sea Seminar at Hill Dickinson LLP’s office at Broadgate Tower, London on the afternoon of 19th October.  This event discussed, amongst other things, how shipowners should...
October 24th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

New Marsh report: Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading

New Marsh report: Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading
Gordon Street London, 14 October, 2016 — Attached is Marsh’s latest report, “Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading”, which looks at bills of lading (BOL) fraud in the maritime and marine industries. The report covers: ·         How, as paper-based BOLs are replaced by...
October 14th, 2016 | Chartering, Claims, Corruption, Fixtures, IT and Communications, Maritime Fraud, Markets, P and I Clubs, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

British Marine and Datatag’s official COMPASS Scheme goes live

British Marine and Datatag’s official COMPASS Scheme goes live
Kevin Howells, Managing Director of Datatag and Sarah Dhanda, Membership & Services Director of British Marine British Marine and Datatag’s official COMPASS Scheme goes live to tackle marine theft COMPASS (the Combined Official Marine Protection and Security System) which is powered by Datatag and...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

Organised-crime expert Elman Myers to be ALARYS 2016 keynote speaker

Organised-crime expert Elman Myers to be ALARYS 2016 keynote speaker
Elman Myers Hamilton, Bermuda, September 12, 2016—Elman Myers, a former US Air Force special agent who is now a managing director at Hiscox, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s 2016 ALARYS Congress conference (www.alarys.bm) in Bermuda. Based in Miami as Managing Director at Hiscox Special...
September 12th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Are vessels secure from cyber threats?

Are vessels secure from cyber threats?
Steven Jones From the Shipowners’ Club an interesting major issue written by an expert in the field:Cyber Guidance for Crews The Club thanks Steven Jones FRSA, specialist in maritime affairs, consultant and writer, for contributing this article. The threats posed by maritime cyber security incidents...
September 2nd, 2016 | Corruption, IT and Communications, Legal, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Uncertainty with the BDI@687; caution with Geopolitics

Uncertainty with the BDI@687; caution with Geopolitics
John N. Faraclas With four points plus since last Friday’s closing the BDI is between the dire straits given also the geopolitical and shipfinance chaos; John Faraclas’ Daily recap: The Capers’ BCI 2014 ended up another five points at 848; The Panamaxes and its respective BPI was surprisingly...
August 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Canals, Corruption, Energy, Environment, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipfinance, Sports | Read More

Update – The Longchamp

Update – The Longchamp
Insight / Update – 01 August 2016  Are expenses incurred during negotiation of a pirate ransom recoverable in general average? In The Longchamp [2016] EWCA Civ 708, the Court of Appeal has ruled on an issue that had not previously been considered by the English courts, namely, whether expenses...
August 1st, 2016 | Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

TT Club warns of fraud issues faced by Customs Brokers

TT Club warns of fraud issues faced by Customs Brokers
            Kate Hollis, Senior Claims Executive at TT Club in Sydney, discusses the risks faced by licenced customs brokers and mitigation steps to take: “As the international trade regulatory landscape continues to change and the commercial environment becomes increasingly...
July 29th, 2016 | Corruption, Legal, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals | Read More