SpillTech, a new Norwegian company focused on oil spill recovery equipment, is looking to tackle waste pollution issues at ports. The company recently developed PortBin, a contraption to collect waste in ports. Trond Lindheim, owner of SpillTech, outlines how waste pollution across the world’s ocean is a huge and growing problem. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, 8m tonnes of plastic is dumped in the sea every year. If we continue doing so, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean,” Lindheim warns, adding that the waste could enter and disrupt the food chain globally.
Ince claims that shipping has been slow to acknowledge the risks posed by cyber security threats – particularly from a business standpoint. Cyber attacks against large organisations and businesses have made headlines in recent months after millions were lost in attacks from viruses such as WannaCry and NotPetya. Among its other victims, the NotPetya virus took down the operations of container shipping giant Maersk in late June, reportedly costing the company up to US$300M. However, shipping has escaped relatively lightly thus far according to Ince & Co’s Hong Kong partner and cyber security representative Rory Macfarlane.
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