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.
Please find attached the 15 September 2017 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert concerning concealment method for large quantities of ivory and pangolin.
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.
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".