Maritime Piracy

Maritime Piracy

Commentary

Maritime transportation has steadily evolved in sophistication, with state-of-the-art equipment, global weather information gathering, GPS tracking and once-inconceivable capacity for container transp

News & Analysis

31 Jul 2015
With piracy on the rise again, particularly in Southeast Asia, security professionals are recommending conducting more intensive screening of ship crews to create one less possible avenue for criminal elements to gain access to ships.
21 Jul 2015
Japan will extend its Self-Defense Forces six-year-old anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden for another year despite a sharp decline in the number of pirate attacks there.
22 Jun 2015
Most attacks on ships in Southeast Asian waters are armed robbery, not piracy, the Singapore Shipping Association says.
19 Jun 2015
When it comes to piracy, carriers must balance the speeds and routes their vessels take with crew safety and delivering maximum efficiency to clients.
12 Jun 2015
Shippers have plenty to worry about — including volatile pricing and cargo delays — but piracy should be less of a concern, as the number of incidents has been falling since 2010.
23 Mar 2015
A Mediterranean Shipping Co. container ship and a bulk carrier were attacked in separate but possibly related incidents off the coast of Indonesia, according to the intergovernmental anti-piracy office ReCAAP.
26 Feb 2015
Militants loyal to ISIS could bring Somali-style piracy to the Mediterranean, threatening the world’s largest trade lane, European officials warn.
14 Jan 2015
Maritime piracy fell to an eight-year low in 2014 as a continuing decline in attacks off Somalia offset a surge in ship h
Weekly wrap-up: ILWU-PMA talks, 2M’s FMC approval and intermodal troubles
11 Oct 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated on JOC.com this past week, as labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association could finally be heating up. Five of the Top 10 stories on JOC.com in the past week focused on the issue.
05 Oct 2014
With piracy in West Africa on the rise, a newly released report highlights how pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea are far more violent than in Somalia and less-focused on ransom, requiring the industry to take a different approach to curb attacks.