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Risk in Context Blog

Timely blogs from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business – and your bottom line.

The Threat Beneath the Surface: Subsea Cable Vulnerability

Posted by Stephen Harris 14 December 2017

As we become more reliant on the internet, we have, perhaps unwittingly, exposed ourselves to a new threat – internet disruption caused by sabotage of the global subsea fibre-optic cable network.

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Related to: Claims , Marine

Petya/GoldenEye Puts Spotlight on Marine Cyber Risks

Posted by Stephen Harris 24 July 2017

The cyber-attack disrupted the shipping industry for days. How can this persistent/pervasive global risk be managed?

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Related to: Cyber Risk , Marine , Transportation

Are Autonomous Ships the Answer to Reducing Human Error?

Posted by Stephen Harris 23 June 2017

Autonomous technology is coming to the shipping industry, but can it eliminate the industry’s top cause of losses?

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Related to: Marine , Transportation

Emerging Technologies Could Pave Way for New Forms of Piracy

Posted by Stephen Harris 23 January 2017

Shipowners and operators should be aware of how pirates could use the internet of things and drone technology to their advantage.

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Related to: Marine , Cyber Risk

Arctic Shipping Routes: Are They Safe Enough?

Posted by Stephen Harris 21 June 2016

Tuesday 21 June marks World Hydrography Day, which aims to celebrate the tremendous achievements of hydrographic services around the world.

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Related to: Marine

New Rules to Increase Responsibilities of Container Shippers

Posted by Stephen Harris 09 June 2016

Changes to SOLAS rules will bring mandatory requirements for shippers on the verification of the gross mass of containers.

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Related to: Marine