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.
Please find attached the 15 January 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning painting wildlife products as a concealment method for Illegal ivory and rhino horn.
Please find attached the 15 December 2017 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert concerning “Port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Highly Vulnerable to Wildlife Trafficking in Transit".
Members are asked to take notice of the attached alert from the US.
Please find attached the 1 November 2017 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert concerning the port of Pemba, Mozambique being vulnerable to illicit wildlife trafficking.
BIMCO has received the following warning for ships operating in Southeast Asia.
BIMCO and INTERTANKO met with Rear Admiral Osondo, Nigerian Navy’s Head of Standards and Transformation who was directed to brief the Nigerian Chief of Naval Staff on issues related to security in Nigerian waters.
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 September report is also provided.
Please find attached the 1 October 2017 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning switching Bills of Lading mid-shipment.
The BIMCO President Mr Papagiannopoulos highlighted the main opportunities and threats for shipping coming from digitalisation at the 3rd ShipIT conference in Athens on 27 September 2017. The opportunities and threats include the admin burden on board ships, autonomous ships, blockchain, cyber risk management and not least the human elements of all these issues.