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A new Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment levels if it is to avoid a serious shortage in the total supply of officers by 2026.

The fourth edition of the industry cyber risk management guidelines, Guidelines on Cybersecurity Onboard Ships is now available and lays the foundation for further improvements and refinement of companies’ cyber security risk assessments.

BIMCO has announced that its currently used SHIPMAN 2009 agreement for use with autonomous ships is being adapted and adjusted, with the first version expected for publication in 2021.

Wednesday, 04 November 2020 17:02

ICS launches second cybersecurity workbook

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is set to launch the second edition of its Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use in collaboration with BIMCO and Witherbys. The workbook provides ships’ crews with the practical means to identify cyber risks and to protect vulnerable onboard systems.

Standardising and harmonising electronic ship/shore communication for reporting purposes is high on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) virtual Facilitation Committee (FAL) meeting next week (FAL 44).

BIMCO, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Ocean Technologies Group subsidiary Videotel have partnered to create a high-quality, accessible educational resource to help maritime students across the globe to continue their studies remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

BIMCO has unveiled a new guide to help shipowners and operators manage increasing cyber threats they are faced with every day.

Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:02

BIMCO launches new cybersecurity clause

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has agreed a new standard Cyber Security Clause that requires the parties to implement cybersecurity procedures and systems, to help reduce the risk of an incident and mitigate the consequences should a security breach occur.

BIMCO has announced that it is developing a new clause for its standard contracts to deal with cyber security risks and related incidents that might affect the ability of contracted parties to perform their obligations.

Monday, 30 July 2018 14:30

Blockchain consortium for marine fuels

Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a subsidiary of Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC), has established a consortium including Lloyd’s Register, Precious Shipping, Bostomar, BIMCO, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and GoodFuels, which aims to address traceability and transparency in the marine fuel supply chain using blockchain technologies.

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