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News & Notes 11/9/20

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News & Notes January 9, 2020

Port News

Congress, President Trump Approve $138 Million for Harbor Deepening Project (Metro CAE)

Southeast Ports Big Winners in 2019 Due to Shift in Container Imports (Freightwaves)

Traffic Jam on the Illinois Waterway: Tugboats Are Busy Through the Holidays (WSJ)


Festive Boost for Container Lines as Tighter Supply Pushes Up Spot Rates (Loadstar)

Oil Firms Tighten Security After US Strike on Iranian Commander (WSJ)

Cosco Vessel Catches Fire (Port Tech)

Tankers Flock to US as Freight Rates Surge (Marine Link)


Fleetwood Transportation Closing Its Doors After 63 Years (Lufkindaily)

Banks Own Thousands of Rail Cars But Don’t Know What to Do With Them (WSJ)

NFI Trucking Expands To Southeast by Adding  G & P (Philadelphia Observer)

Drop Trailers: What’s Old is New Again (Supply Chain)

Class 1 Railroads Embrace PSR to Mixed Results (Supply Chain)

Logistics/Supply Chain

China to Lower Tariffs on Hundreds of Products January 1 (Supply Chain)

Global Shippers Forum Signal Pushback on IMO 2020 Surcharges (Maritime Exec)

How to obtain NOAA ENC-based paper nautical charts after NOAA ends production of traditional paper charts


Kristen Crossett, 301-325-2113

Recently, NOAA announced the start of a five-year process to end traditional paper nautical chart production. While NOAA is sunsetting its traditional nautical chart products, it is undertaking a major effort to improve the data consistency and provide larger scale coverage within its electronic navigational chart (NOAA ENC®) product suite. Over the next five years, NOAA will work to ease the transition to ENC-based products, such as providing access to paper chart products based on ENC data. The online NOAA Custom Chart prototype application enables users to create their own charts from the latest NOAA ENC data. Users may define the scale and paper size of custom-made nautical charts centered on a position of their choosing. Users may then download, view, and print the output. The application is an easy way to create a paper or digital backup for electronic chart systems.

This webcast will provide an overview of the sunsetting process and a live demonstration of the NOAA Custom Chart prototype, including a discussion of the improvements that are planned for the prototype.

Date and time: Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 2 p.m. (EST)
How to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7410207397804043779

NOAA Office of Coast Survey is the nation's nautical chartmaker. Originally formed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807, Coast Survey updates charts, surveys the coastal seafloor, responds to maritime emergencies, and searches for underwater obstructions that pose a danger to navigation. 

DHS CISA Report                                                         01.07.20

Currently no threat to the homeland!

Overview of threat:

Iran, China, Russia, North Korea (Big 4)

They are using cyber technics. They have invested in necessities for espionage in steeling property.

Recently showing capabilities in social influences to further their national interest.

Iran pushing pro-Iran and anti-US in social media.

This is the perfect opportunity to get in the middle of the fight for other Actors.

Islamic revolutionary Guard & Taron involved.

Historical examples:

Golf with wiper attacks and malware. Read June 22nd Alert.

2011-2013 Iranian Actors attacked US banks

Aug 2013- Damn in NY- IT, Corporate and Industrial Central System

2014- Las Vegas- data breach

2013-2017 Iranian launch cyber theft campaign (IRG ) against federal agencies

Nov 18-   Department of Justice - Sam/Sam Ransomware for financial-ware

Guidance: CISA.gov

CISA Insite – What they know about the Actors, and steps you can take right now. (Executive level quick doct)

CISA Cyber Activity Alert- Iranian Cyber Response- Includes the Iranian attack, their techniques, the detection and mitigations (Technical doct)

National Terrorism Advisory

Action guides (range of resources)

Comments & Questions ……..                       Cisaservicedesk@cisa.dhs.gov 



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