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September 2017

Introduction of a Maritime Security Transit Corridor in the Bab Al Mandeb

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) have introduced a Maritime Security Transit Corridor linking the Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden and the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the lower Red Sea.

Wildlife taskforce alert

Please find attached the 1 September 2017 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning “Repeat Offenders: Individual wildlife traffickers making multiple attempts to smuggle illegal wildlife products".

August 2017

Update on cyber security- webinar now online

BIMCO’s Aron Sørensen and Phil Tinsley delivered a webinar, hosted by the Nautical Institute discussing cyber security in the maritime industry.

Wildlife taskforce alert

Please find attached the 15 August 2017 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning falsified names on shipping documentation. 

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

July 2017

Prevention of wildlife smuggling by sea

As one of the Buckingham Palace Declaration Signatories, BIMCO is keen to share the United for Wildlife Taskforce Alerts. These are advisories for issues of high concern related to wildlife trafficking and the transport sector, and are a core output of the Taskforce Information Sharing System.  

Concern over security situation in the Red Sea

BIMCO has received two security advisories which are shared below. 

June 2017

Quarterly security reports for the Gulf of Guinea

MDAT GoG have published useful quarterly reports which capture the past 6 months of incidents in the Gulf of Guinea.

BIMCO appoints new Head of Maritime Security

BIMCO has appointed Philip Tinsley as its new Head of Maritime Security.

Preventing pest container contamination

Preventing pest container contamination was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98). Cyber risk management, autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

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