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July 2018

US regulations affecting your ships - get the June 2018 update!

This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA June report is also provided. 

Wildlife taskforce alert

Please find attached the 1 July 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning “seashells a common misdeclaration tactic related to illicit ivory and pangolin shipments". 

June 2018

BIMCO partner in new maritime security website

BIMCO has launched a new website with maritime security guidance to companies and mariners together with other international shipping industry organisations.

Shipping Industry Launches New Security Resources for World Fleet

International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners.

BIMCO and Fairplay launch survey to highlight Cyber Security

BIMCO and Fairplay are encouraging members to participate in a survey that will result in greater awareness on how the industry prepares for and handles cyber attacks.

Threat Assessment Releasable to Industry (TARI) for the Mediterranean

NATO's Maritime Command has released this threat assessment for the Mediterranean. It assesses the security risks to shipping in the Mediterranean as low, elaborating on topics such as migrants, drug smuggling, maritime terrorism and spillovers from the conflicts in Libya and Syria.

Yemen port advisory

To all BIMCO members operating ships in the vicinity of Hudaydah port please note the latest US Maritime Advisory

BIMCO urges IMO to harmonise digital data reporting

In 2019 the new mandatory requirements on Electronic Data Interchange require public authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes.

Wildlife taskforce alert

Please find attached the 1 June 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning “Dried fish maws a concealment method for illicit ivory and pangolin scales." 

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