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.
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."
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”
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.
Please find attached the 15 February 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning “Malaysian ports highly vulnerable to Illicit Ivory in transit."
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.
Joint-industry alert on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
BIMCO has received the following warning for ships operating in Southeast Asia.
Advisory notice of an attack on 24 January 2018.
In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb. Shipowners and operators should be aware of new threat patterns in the area.