• 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 May 19

16:51 Hamburg Süd strengthens its product portfolio on the Europe–Central America, Caribbean and South America West Coast trade
15:47 CMA CGM to implement FAK rates for Asia to the Middle East Gulf, Asia to Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka trades
14:12 NYK develops Japan’s first additive for fuel oil compliant with 2020 SOx regulation
13:32 Hapag-Lloyd to restructure its Service Portfolio to/from Caribbean, Central America and SAWC
12:14 CMA CGM announces new FAK rates on Asia - North Europe service
11:06 USCG rescues 3 from sinking sailboat off Hatteras Inlet
10:16 PSA’s BMCT and CITPL hold Hyderabad trade meet

2019 May 18

15:12 CMA CGM launches the Reefer Pharma division for the temperature-controlled transportation of pharmaceutical products
14:51 DNO completes USD 400M bond placement
13:02 AAL delivers from China four RTGs to Port of Felixstowe
12:31 USCG deploys containment, collection system at Mississippi Canyon 20 site
11:07 Kotug Smit performs naming ceremony for tug ‘Buffalo’

2019 May 17

18:22 Maersk launches new CLX service, optimized West Coast Latin America - NE network
17:49 Madrid, Spain to host the International Cruise Summit on 27-28 November 2019
17:14 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers Idel-1, sixth ship of Project RSD59 series ordered by STLC
16:40 MPC Capital AG announces key figures for the 1st quarter 2019
16:16 Vyborg Shipyard launches second serial trawler of Project KMT01 built for Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet
15:58 Leningrad Region presented layout of multimodal transport and logistics center at Bronka port
15:27 Nord Stream 2 AG submitted third permit application and EIA to DEA
15:04 Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA declares two options for the construction of the seventh and eight CLEANBU combination carrier with Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding
14:49 Marine Rescue Service takes delivery of Bakhtemir, lead ship in a series of four multifunctional salvage tugs of Project MPSV12
14:20 Net profit of Port Vanino for 1Q’19 calculated under RAS grew by 39.8% to RUB 562.34 million
14:03 Damen and De Beers Marine Namibia formalise new relationship, with Mangalia yard centre stage
13:58 IMO held national maritime transport policy training for Saint Kitts and Nevis
13:35 BC Ferries to implement fuel surcharge of 1.5 per cent on June 1 2019
13:21 Bunker prices started going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
13:09 Grimaldi Group's ro/ro vessel Grande Europa was hit by a fire
12:52 PGNiG Group posts over one billion in net profit for the first quarter of 2019
12:30 Maersk Product Tankers completes sale and leaseback agreement
12:09 DEME Offshore awarded major Hornsea Two contract for foundation and turbine installation
11:43 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port handled 323,000 tonnes 1Q’2019
11:30 LR to support the Italian Shipping Community through RO status
11:09 CMA CGM announces General Rate Restoration from Asia to West Africa
10:48 Northern Fleet ASW Severomorsk completed training in Norwegian sea
10:30 MODEC commissioned MAN Energy Solutions to supply a total of six compressor trains for a new FPSO vessel in the Gulf of Mexico
10:09 Secretary General of IMO to outline future of ocean regulations at Nor-Shipping 2019
09:51 Port of Tallinn Group’s revenue in 1Q’19 amounted to EUR 28.5 million, profit to 11.0 million
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.33% to $72.86, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.45% to $63.15
09:30 ECSA marks the European Maritime Day 2019
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 1,032 points
08:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 17

2019 May 16

18:05 RAS net profit of Russian Railways for 1Q’19 up 1.9 times YoY to RUB 17.7 billion
17:50 BPO shares Baltic experience and discusses market trends at Global Liner Shipping
17:27 BIMCO to publish industry’s first offshore decommissioning contract
16:38 LUKOIL drills record breaking wells at D41 in the Baltic Sea
16:16 USCG, FEMA, Cal OES meet to discuss emergency response in San Francisco
15:34 Throughput of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in 1Q’2019 grew by 8% YoY to 4.2 million tonnes
15:11 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg handled 202,300 TEUs in 1Q’2019, up 20% YoY
14:49 IAPH World Ports Conference concludes successfully in Guangzhou
14:17 The AEC welcomes new chair, signs MoU with Arctic Council
13:53 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port handled 93,800 tonnes of cargo in Jan-Apr’19, up 9.6% Y-o-Y
13:30 Rosmorrechflot: Ambal ferry to enter the Baltijsk-Ust-Luga line till the end of the week
13:05 Shipyard De Hoop delivers cruise vessel ‘Celebrity Flora’ to Celebrity Cruises
12:44 Finland to deposit its instrument of accession to HNS Convention after major countries receiving hazardous substances accept it
12:22 Maiden call of Celebrity Edge at the Port of Southampton marked with traditional plaque & key ceremony
12:00 Şadan Kaptanoğlu elected BIMCO President
11:36 Bunker prices show no considerable changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:13 Maunu Visuri appointed as President and CEO of Arctia Ltd
11:01 Long Beach Harbor Commission appoints Director of Finance
10:51 Kitack Lim to outline future of ocean regulations at Nor-Shipping 2019