AIS made mandatory in Indonesian waters

Foreign-flagged and Indonesian-flagged ships sailing in Indonesian territorial waters must install and activate an automatic identification system (AIS) following the entry into force of a new regulation on 20 August. The new rules, as mandated […]

Port cranes GPS signals blocked

In recent years, incidents of GPS tampering have disrupted the flow of commerce within ports around the world by blocking the signals needed for crane operators to locate and move goods. The Israeli ports of […]

Digital boost to life-saving devices

Life-saving devices utilising wireless technologies are starting to come on to the market thanks to disrupting start-ups seeking to improve crew safety and improve MOB rescues. While shipping has been utilising digital technology to streamline […]

Go slow at South African ports

Protracted illegal industrial action at South Africa’s container terminals is hampering port operations, and severely impacting the country’s automotive industry and citrus exports. The deep-water port of Ngqura, 20km north east of Port Elizabeth, is […]