Industry Sectors - Health and Safety


COSCO Ship Crashes into Crane at Port

 23 May 2017     Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

COSCO’s general cargo ship Da Zhi has collided with a ship-to-shore crane while berthing at Abidjan Port on the West African Ivory Coast, according to reports

Five Sick Following Port Leak

 22 May 2017     Carriers, Container Handling, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping

A Tauranga Port contractor crane driver has tipped a newspaper that a chemical leak at a container terminal on May 12, 2017 hospitalized five men

Finger Pointed in Jebel Ali Crane Collapse

 22 May 2017     Health and Safety, Port Focus, Terminal Focus

A pilot with ‘extensive’ knowledge of berthing operations at DP World’s Jebel Ali Port has reportedly told Cruise Arabia & Africa that the collapse of a quay crane following a collision with a CMA CGM container ship was an 'accident waiting to happen'

WSS Wants Drones to Take Over Maritime Operations

 22 May 2017     Health and Safety, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Global maritime industry group Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has shared its view on shipping’s future, pointing towards drones as playing a key role in its services going forward

Unions Confirm Eight-Day Slowdown in Spain

 18 May 2017     Health and Safety, Port Focus, Shipping

Spain’s dockworkers union has confirmed a strike will go ahead next week over the government’s approval of a law that does not guarantee secure employment and reduces collective bargaining power


Infographic: IMO Explains Polar Code

 16 May 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

With more and more ships navigating in polar waters, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - the United Nations agency with responsibility for regulating the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of pollution from ships - has addressed international concern about the protection of the polar environment and the safety of seafarers and passengers

Watch: IMO Adventure Explains Polar Code

 16 May 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection

The IMO has released a new video focusing on the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) while on a voyage in the Antarctic

Port Protects Against Global Cyberattack

 15 May 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance

The Wanna Decryptor ransomware has caused a New Zealand port to take actions against the threat

IMO Urged to Adopt ‘Dramatic’ CO2 Targets

 15 May 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), a trade association for merchant shipowners and operators, has stated that it will “urge” the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt some dramatic CO2 reduction objectives in order to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change

One Dead After Ship Catches Fire at UAE Port

 15 May 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Port Focus

A fire that engulfed a ship carrying petroleum products has claimed the life of one person at Al Hamriya port and injured up to four others