Riga. The Latvian airline airBaltic has received CAPA Regional Airline of the Year award. CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence is held annually since 2002 with professionals participating from airlines around the world.

Quote of the week:
"事开头难 (wàn shì kāi tóu nán) - Everything is difficult before it becomes easy.''

Chinese proverb

Premium Quality of Service and global, high-bandwidth coverage for five-strong existing fleet and four new luxury vessels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has been fully integrated into WCO’s Cargo Targeting System (WCO CTS), a risk assessment tool available to WCO member countries worldwide.

Montreal – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced industry performance statistics for 2016 showing that system-wide, airlines carried 3.8 billion passengers on scheduled services last year, an increase of 7% over 2015, representing an additional 242 million air trips. This information is included in the 2017 edition of the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS), the yearbook of the airline industry’s performance.

The countdown is on for the TOC Americas conference and exhibition in Lima, Peru which takes place on 17 – 19 October. The highly regarded three track conference and port technology exhibition is in Peru for the first time in its 17-year history, with the full support of leading Peruvian trade associations and APN - the National Port Authority.

The demand for freight capacity in the Baltic Sea has been growing steadily over the last number of years and Stena Line is supporting this growth through investing in a new route from Poland to Sweden, Gdynia-Nynäshamn, which will commence operations from October 16th 2017 with six trips a week.

Quote of the week:
" Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I'm concerned, that's success."

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) - American rock musician, singer, songwriter, multiinstrumentalist, nd record producer.

Amman - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed in order for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

“The maritime industry is still not taking cyber risk seriously enough, because there haven’t yet been any disasters or financial collapses that can be pinned down to a cyberattack. Maersk may have lost hundreds of millions, but it was an accidental victim. However, criminals and terrorists also read and learn from the news, and they understand how huge and vulnerable this industry is. They will be attacking your ships or your data systems any time now, with very serious economic consequences and possibly loss of life; and we need to be prepared before this happens.” David Nordell, Senior Vice President for Strategy, Policy and Law, Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science

Hear from David Nordell and our esteemed line-up of Speakers and Panellists on Tuesday, 10th October at the Le Meridien Hotel, Hamburg. Still time to register to attend. In this information era of the connected ship, the cyber threat is growing across all sectors. With the shipping industry's increasing reliance on technology and remote monitoring, maritime cyber security is no longer optional, but is business-critical.

Building on the resounding success of the Maritime Cyber Resilience Forums held in Rotterdam and Athens earlier this year, Digital Ship’s Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Hamburg will contain plenary presentations and panel discussions in four focused sessions:
1. An Overview of Maritime Cyber Challenges and Focus on Building Resilience
2. Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness
3. New Developments in Maritime Cyber Regulations and Guidelines
4. Are We Cyber Ready? The Shipping Operators’ Outlook

This Forum will bring advisors, end-users, technology providers and policy makers together, aiming to
• Understand, define and assess the threats and risk of maritime cyber-attack
• Raise awareness of cyber security and risk issues and identify information sharing mechanisms
• Discuss appropriate regulation and guidelines for clearer standards throughout the industry

The event will include networking opportunities and a Post-Conference Reception on 10 October

Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Website: https://www.hamburg.thedigitalship.com/
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The Board of Copenhagen Malmö Port, CMP, has given the go-ahead to build a new cruise terminal in Copenhagen. The terminal will be located beyond the current Oceankaj in Ydre Nordhavn and will be able to handle more than 5,000 passengers per call.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased by 12.1% in August 2017, compared to the same period a year ago. This was the fifth time in six months of double-digit gains on the previous year’s performance. Demand is growing at exceptional speed when compared to the five-year average growth rate of 4.4%.

St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) has experienced a boom in cargo charter activity in 2017.

Quote of the week:
"Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream."

Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) - American businessman, magazine publisher and playboy

PANSA (the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to work together with other aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspace Strategy (NAS) for Poland.


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