The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak started as a locally circulating infection associated with Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market but has since developed into the current pandemic.
To assist the shoreside of the maritime industry in taking appropriate protective measures at office workplaces, BIMCO has issued below guidelines intended to help shipping companies avoid spreading of the disease at offices and office buildings.
BIMCO has produced posters that can be easily printed and used at offices to help guide members of staff and visitors.
We all have a shared responsibility in containing this outbreak and promoting a sense of awareness amongst ourselves and others. We hope that these guidelines will spread the message that basic human acts can go a long way in protecting each other as well as containing the spread of this disease.
Please feel free to share these guidelines throughout the industry.
Rapid developments in the technological space has brought about several benefits globally to many industries..
The world of shipping is no different and in the last decade there has been several advancements in this area although some parts of the industry still remains fragmented and lacking standards in how the business is conducted..
Cyber technologies have become essential and critical not just to the operation and management of numerous systems and processes on board ships but also for the safety, security and protection of the ship, the crew, the cargo, and the marine environment..
These technologies have integrated IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) on board ships through networking and connectivity to the internet..
The access, connectivity and networking of these systems has however led to cyber security threats and risks..
The Baltic and White Sea Conference was originally founded in Copenhagen in 1905 and is the world’s largest international global shipping association with more than 2,100 members including shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents..
The aim of BIMCO, as it is commonly known today, is to produce flexible commercial agreements and standard maritime contracts with clarity, consistency and certainty.. These include modern contracts tailored to specific trades and activities.. These contracts allow members to manage contractual risk..
BIMCO also works closely with many other influential organisations across the different parts of the maritime industry – from owners to operators, ports to ship builders, brokers to equipment manufacturers, and insurers to classification societies.. Such capability is crucial in developing the right environmental solutions for the shipping industry..
It is run by a board of directors and for the first time in 114 years, the President of BIMCO of the board will be a female – Ms.Şadan Kaptanoğlu..