• 2019 March 6 11:28

    Former NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers to tackle growing threat of cyber security at Nor-Shipping Ocean Leadership Conference

    Admiral Michael Rogers, the former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), will be taking centre stage at Nor-Shipping’s Ocean Leadership Conference on 4 June to address cyber security and the evolving threat landscape for commercial businesses. Rogers, also formerly the chief of the US Central Security Service and Commander of US Cyber Command, is arguably the world’s leading authority on security, strategy and risk in the data age.

    Rogers served under both Presidents Obama and Trump, leading the NSA between 2014 and 2018 – a tenure encompassing the ‘Snowden leaks’ and the alleged interference of Russia in the 2016 presidential election. He was responsible for the largest intelligence organisation in America, controlling a multi-billion dollar budget and a staff of tens of thousands of military and civilian personnel.

    His arrival at Nor-Shipping is, according to Director Per Martin Tanggaard, a coup for both the event and the industry as a whole. It comes at a time of growing threats to maritime, with 2018 peppered with high profile cyber attacks on the likes of COSCO (at its Long Beach centre in the US), The Port of Barcelona, The Port of San Diego, and Australian defence ship specialist Austal (with attackers demanding a ‘ransom’ payment for the return of stolen data in October).

    “There is no one that knows more about cyber security threats and how to approach, prepare for and mitigate them,” he notes. “Admiral Rogers has operated at the very highest political, military and civilian levels gaining insights into the latest global developments and how to optimise the defence of systems, networks, data and entire organisations.

    “He is a genuine leader within a field that is becoming ever more critical for all businesses operating within the maritime and ocean environments. Increasing digital reliance can unlock huge efficiencies and operational benefits, but it also opens up a new risk reality. Admiral Rogers will help our delegates understand and navigate it. It is exceptional to have him on board.”

    Rogers is the latest name to sign up to an event that has been rejuvenated for 2019, changing from its traditional opening conference format to a global gathering focused on analysing, defining and enabling ocean industry leadership. He joins already confirmed speakers of the calibre of Nobel Laureate (Economics) prize winner Paul M. Romer, IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim, and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, amongst others.

    “The new format really allows delegates to access a range of world leaders, across a broad horizon of domains,” Tanggaard comments. “It’s an event where disciplines, technologies and expertise can converge on a single stage, delivering ‘big picture’ insights that help our audience tackle future challenge and opportunity.”

    “It is, without doubt, ambitious in scale and objective, but then so is this industry. We need the best to achieve the best, and that’s what we’re trying to deliver at Nor-Shipping 2019, Your Arena for Ocean Solutions. The Ocean Leadership Conference embodies that drive and we can’t wait to welcome both our speakers and audience this June.”

    The Ocean Leadership Conference will be held in the Thon Hotel Arena Lillestrøm, sitting adjacent to Nor-Shipping’s main 21,000m2 exhibition space.

    Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place from 04 to 07 June 2019 across a series of venues in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway. In total over 30,000 key decision makers are expected to attend the international event week, with around 1000 exhibiting companies showcasing the very latest products, services and innovations.




2019 July 17

18:13 USCG responds to boat collision, assists 4 injured
17:55 LNG vessels to protect environment and increase container turnover at the Port of Riga
17:32 YAMAL LNG obtains certification for the new ISO 45001:2018 and confirms compliance with ISO 14001:2015
17:03 Qatargas delivers 3000th LNG cargo to Japan
16:48 Maslovoz-2 tanker left floating dock of Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard
16:21 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers the Aleksandr Zuyev, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, to STLC
16:03 Safe Bulkers, Inc. announces installation and commissioning of the first scrubber on MV Martine
15:44 Germany accedes to ship recycling convention
15:27 South Africa accedes to compensation regime for hazardous and noxious cargoes
15:02 BHP to introduce low emissions LNG freight
14:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
13:32 McDermott awarded FEED contract for Sohar LNG bunkering project in Oman
13:15 Pilbara Ports Authority delivers a total annual throughput of 697.2 million tonnes for the 2018/19 financial year
12:39 Exports of Russian oil products from Kambarka oil tank farm resumed by river route via RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II
12:01 Aker Solutions announces Second-Quarter and Half-Year results 2019
11:51 New edition of Rules for Classification and Construction of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk published by RS
11:44 Port of Oakland’s keystone project set to be delivered in 2020
11:26 NIBULON shipyard continues forming the hull of its 140-m NIBULON MAX floating crane
11:02 The President of the European Council visits the new Port of Baku
10:40 Gasum Group reports its financial results for Q2 2019
10:30 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 17
10:17 AS Tallinna Sadam reports its 2019 Q2 passenger and cargo flows
09:54 Bunker prices increase at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.25% to $64.51, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.03% to $57.64
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,011 points

2019 July 16

18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
17:49 Marine Recruiting Agency to recruit personnel for Petrolesport
17:36 Hapag-Lloyd adds vessel to its North America Westcoast / Oceania Service
17:24 Turnover of DeloPorts’ terminals in 1H’19 decreased by 25% YoY to 3.2 mln tonnes
17:06 Odfjell SE sells its ownership share of terminal in Jiangyin, China
16:30 Keppel secures contract from Yinson for the modification of FPSO
16:01 More than 100,000 containers shipped via Intercity Barge at the Port of Rotterdam
15:56 Van Oord orders third trailing suction hopper dredger from Keppel
15:35 Rostransnadzor launches pilot project on remote monitoring of water transport companies’ compliance with mandatory requirements
15:10 Hapag-Lloyd announces rate restoration from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
14:51 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:29 Baltic Transport Forum - development momentum for the region
14:10 Hapag-Lloyd launches new Africa service
13:46 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg puts into operation new ecological equipment
13:25 Leading Port Planning & Development World Summit comes to Brussels, Belgium this October
13:01 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
12:37 Naval Group launches first in Barracuda-class series of six nuclear submarines
12:10 Port of Oakland exports up 4.2 percent in June 2019
11:26 Nefteflot CJSC lays down third 4,800DWT barge of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
11:01 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
10:40 Scope of repair dredging performed by FSUE Rosmorport in 2019 to total about 10 million cbm
10:17 Investment dues collected in Russia’s seaports in 2019-20 to be used for four projects
10:14 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 16
10:14 Wärtsilä chosen for another environmentally sustainable hopper dredger from Damen Shipyards
09:54 Icebreaking and Support Fleet conference to be held in Saint-Petersburg on September 16 as part of NEVA-2019 exhibition’s zero day
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.06% to $66.52, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $59.55
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,928 points

2019 July 15

17:58 IAPH welcomes new Associate Member from Switzerland
17:33 NIBULON transported 3.5 million tonnes of cargoes by water transport
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd to introduce new Middle East-India-Africa Express Service
16:07 Desktop Just-In-Time trial yields positive results in cutting emissions
15:44 Prevention of marine pollution in South Asia discussed at regional workshop
15:15 Cargotec’s MacGregor receives clearance from the Chinese competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group
14:56 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 116,000 tonnes of cargo in 6M’2019, down 35.5% Y-o-Y
14:39 RS issues revised Rules for Classification and Construction of ships carrying liquefied gas