An empty shipping dock is seen at the Port of Los Angeles, California, on April 16, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect trade. Photo: Reuters An empty shipping dock is seen at the Port of Los Angeles, California, on April 16, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect trade. Photo: Reuters
An empty shipping dock is seen at the Port of Los Angeles, California, on April 16, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect trade. Photo: Reuters
Parag Khanna
Opinion

Opinion

Parag Khanna and Mikhail Zeldovich

How the coronavirus is forcing the shipping industry to make cybersecurity a priority

  • Ships plying the world’s oceans play a crucial role in overcoming supply chain bottlenecks stopping the flow of food and medical equipment
  • The pandemic is pushing firms to innovate and find ways to remotely perform audits, inspections and other tasks typically done in person

An empty shipping dock is seen at the Port of Los Angeles, California, on April 16, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect trade. Photo: Reuters An empty shipping dock is seen at the Port of Los Angeles, California, on April 16, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect trade. Photo: Reuters
An empty shipping dock is seen at the Port of Los Angeles, California, on April 16, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect trade. Photo: Reuters
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Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna is founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario-based strategic advisory firm, and the author of several books, including The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century.

Mikhail Zeldovich

Mikhail Zeldovich

Mikhail Zeldovich is chairman of Cocoon Capital and an investor in the cybersecurity solutions company Oceanshield.