New BIMCO President Elected – Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of the Greek shipping company Common Progress

Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of the Greek shipping company Common Progress, has been elected President of BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,100 members in more than 120 countries. Papagiannopoulos has set three clear themes for his two-year presidential term. The first is to promote digitization across the industry. BIMCO will be working on…

West Africa, Gulf of Guinea – Security Risk Caution and Guidance for Vessels and Owners

Τhere have recently been reports of a security breach in the Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre, Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG), resulting in information being leaked to individuals with the intent and capability to launch hijackings in West Africa. The Standard P&I Club informs that this breach has not yet been formally confirmed, however it is strongly advised that…

BIMCO issues Cyber Security Guidelines for Ships

BIMCO, together with other leading shipping organisations, has today launched a set of guidelines to help the global shipping industry prevent major safety, environmental and commercial issues that could result from a cyber incident onboard a ship. The cyber guidelines launched today are a first for the shipping industry, developed by international shipping associations, comprising…