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.
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.
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.
BIMCO, Liberia, the Marshall Islands and Turkey have submitted a proposal requesting the IMO to push for greater harmonisation of data ahead of the April 2019 deadline when new mandatory requirements come into force for automated ship reporting.
BIMCO has relaunched the Shipping KPI vessel benchmarking system, originally developed by InterManager in 2009 before being passed on to BIMCO in 2015, after two years of redesign.
BIMCO has launched a new software module called SmartCon, which aims to simplify work processes for users when drafting contracts and clauses based on BIMCO standards.
BIMCO and the international association for the marine electronics industry, CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime), have sent a proposal for an industry-wide standard for software maintenance to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with the aim of making ships safer, preventing cyber security problems and saving on costs.
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