Monthly Archives: April 2022

DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT? YOU MIGHT BE USING IT WRONG

04 MAY 2022 The Dunning-Kruger effect is a purported bias in human thinking that leads us to misjudge our abilities in contrast to our actual skill level. It is named after American social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, who since the late 1990s have conducted a series of investigations into our ability to self-assess our own performance at …

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HAPAG-LLOYD LAUNCHING REAL-TIME MONITORING FOR ITS ENTIRE FLEET OF 3 MILLION TEU CONTAINERS

03 MAY 2022 Germany container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has announced plans to equip its entire container fleet with real-time tracking devices as it looks to become a “first-mover” in the use of the technology. Hapag-Lloyd first introduced real-time monitoring of its approximately 100,000-unit reefer container fleet in 2019. With the …

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SIMPLE STEPS TO TAKE IN A COMPLEX CYBER THREAT ENVIRONMENT LIKE MARITIME

02 MAY 2022 As the war in Ukraine drags on, the maritime industry will continue to feel mounting pressures, not least of which is the exploitation of the environment by cyber threat actors. Russia knows how critical the maritime sector is to both its own survival and the effectiveness of …

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SINGAPORE OFFERS FLAG STATE INCENTIVES FOR SHIPS ADOPTING GREEN TECH

01 MAY 2022  Singapore has become the first of the major ship registries to announce significant financial incentives to encourage shipowners to accelerate decarbonization efforts that meet or exceed the emerging IMO standards. The program, which offers reductions on initial and annual fees ranging between 20 and 100 percent, is …

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RUSSIA CUTS OFF GAS TO POLAND AND BULGARIA, HIGHLIGHTING VALUE OF LNG

28 APR 2022  Russian state gas company Gazprom has informed its utility customers in Poland and Bulgaria that it will be shutting off their supply, penalizing them for refusing to pay in rubles. The political decision sends a signal to Gazprom’s larger customers in Germany, France, Italy and the rest …

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CAN “GREEN CORRIDORS” HELP CUT SHIPPING’S CARBON FOOTPRINT?

30 APR 2022 At last year’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, 22 countries, including the UK, US, Germany and Japan, signed up to the Clydebank Declaration, announcing their intention to establish various zero-emissions shipping routes known as “green corridors”. By 2025, the aim is to have set up at least six …

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HOW DEADLY FUNGAL MENINGITIS SPREADS IN THE BRAIN, AND IT’S BRUTAL

29 APR 2022 Disease-causing pathogens are notoriously dangerous foes that have evolved many tricks to thwart the body’s immune system. Among the most terrifying are ones that can sneak into the nervous system, even infecting the brain. Now, a new study from researchers in the UK, Australia, and Singapore has …

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ON EARTH DAY, ACTIVISTS CALL FOR FASTER ACTION ON SHIPPING EMISSIONS

28 APR 2022  Activists in three West Coast cities took to the streets on Earth Day to ask shipping to accelerate its plans for climate action – not by pressuring ship owners, but by appealing to their customers.  Working on the understanding that shipping responds to shippers, climate activists from …

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SOUTH ASIAN SHIPBREAKING SOARS, BUT ACCIDENTS CONTINUE

27 APR 2022  Fatal accidents and injuries continue to characterize shipbreaking in South Asia, where 73 percent of all end-of-life ships were beached for dismantling in the first quarter of this year. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform reports that a total of 13 workers suffered accidents on South Asia’s shipbreaking beaches last …

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