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June 2018

Threat Assessment Releasable to Industry (TARI) for the Mediterranean

NATO's Maritime Command has released this threat assessment for the Mediterranean. It assesses the security risks to shipping in the Mediterranean as low, elaborating on topics such as migrants, drug smuggling, maritime terrorism and spillovers from the conflicts in Libya and Syria.

Yemen port advisory

To all BIMCO members operating ships in the vicinity of Hudaydah port please note the latest US Maritime Advisory

BIMCO urges IMO to harmonise digital data reporting

In 2019 the new mandatory requirements on Electronic Data Interchange require public authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes.

Wildlife taskforce alert

Please find attached the 1 June 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning “Dried fish maws a concealment method for illicit ivory and pangolin scales." 

May 2018

Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods

Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 99). Autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

IMO pave the way for future autonomous shipping

For the first time, IMO will discuss the maritime autonomous ships. The use of autonomous ships – or so-called unmanned ships - will create the need for a regulatory framework for such ships and their interaction and co-existence with manned ships.

BIMCO appoints new Head of Maritime Security

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.

April 2018

Wildlife taskforce alert

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."

March 2018

Wildlife taskforce alert

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”

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