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Russia appears to have launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine and maritime security will likely be affected.
Russia has invaded Ukraine and maritime security is severely affected.
The Covid-19 crisis has painfully demonstrated the heterogeneous landscape that currently exists across ports worldwide. With the world’s attention now focused on exiting from lockdowns and preparing for a ‘new normal’, there is an urgent need to co-operate and accelerate the pace of digitalisation, according to a number of leading maritime associations, including BIMCO.
Standardising and harmonising electronic ship to shore communication by integrating administrative, nautical and operational data, will strengthen port calls in general and support maritime digitalisation. This was one of the conclusions from the most recent meeting in the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Facilitation Committee (FAL) held 9-13 May 2022 (FAL 46).