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Cyber risk and autonomous ships

30 April 2019

BIMCO has submitted four papers to the Maritime Safety Committee. The papers discuss how autonomous ships should be tried before they are allowed to operate, and that cyber risk management should be part of the ship’s Safety Management System.

Autonomous ships

05 May 2020

In recent years, the prospect of autonomous ships has become a hot topic for commercial shipping. The same fast-paced advances in technology that have led to projects to automate vehicles in every other sector of the transportation industry have also found their way to the shipping industry. Advances in camera technology, sensors, electromechanical actuators, and satellite technology appear to promise a world in which ships will traverse the oceans without a human on board.

BIMCO Shipping KPI statement concerning ships’ emission monitoring

05 October 2020

The mandatory Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships are effective regulations for CO2 emissions and provide, in BIMCO’s view, tangible contributions to the global efforts to combat climate change.

USCG Ballast Water Management information

07 March 2018

The USCG Ballast Water Management regulations entered into force in June 2012 and is now close to being fully implemented so any ship calling US ports have to be in compliance with the relevant regulations and requirements. It should also be noted that a number of US individual States have implemented their own requirements beyond the USCG regulations so liaison with a local agent is recommended.