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May 2018

Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods

Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 99). Autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

IMO pave the way for future autonomous shipping

For the first time, IMO will discuss the maritime autonomous ships. The use of autonomous ships – or so-called unmanned ships - will create the need for a regulatory framework for such ships and their interaction and co-existence with manned ships.

BIMCO appoints new Head of Maritime Security

BIMCO has appointed Jakob P. Larsen as Head of Maritime Security. He has a broad maritime experience from both the private and public sector – and always with a large security component.

April 2018

Wildlife taskforce alert

Please find attached the 1 April 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning “Unclaimed, lost, or abandoned baggage and cargo a common indicator of wildlife trafficking activity."

March 2018

Wildlife taskforce alert

Please find attached the 15 March 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning “Port of Mombasa, Kenya remains a key wildlife trafficking export location”

February 2018

Additional Gulf of Guinea security advice

As an additional aide to the advice promulgated on 9 February 2018, BIMCO urges all members to note the guidance and advice contained in the following security notice for ships operating in the Gulf of Guinea region.

Wildlife taskforce alert

Please find attached the 15 February 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning “Malaysian ports highly vulnerable to Illicit Ivory in transit."

US regulations affecting your ships - get the January 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 January report is also provided.

Security alert for ships operating in the Gulf Of Guinea

Joint-industry alert on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

January 2018

Southeast Asia warning

BIMCO has received the following warning for ships operating in Southeast Asia. 

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