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Environmental issues the top risks for the future, report says

The World Economic Forum published the “Global Risks Report 2019”, highlighting the top risks that we can expect in the future. In terms of likelihood, environmental and cyber issues complete the top five. As for technology, it will continue to play a key role in the global risks landscape.

Port of Rotterdam cites major developments in 2017

Over the past year, 29,646 sea-going vessels entered the port of Rotterdam, over 600 more than the preceding year, but the number of incidents in the port fell from 159 to 129. The decrease in the number of minor incidents can be explained by the Port Authority’s investments in infrastructure in recent years.

Countdown: The top shipping stories of 2017

Major challenges mixed with significant developments made 2017 an interesting year for the maritime industry. The agenda of events included from rise of technology trends and vessel automation, to cyber security issues and piracy revival.

WISTA Hellas Annual Forum discusses shipping’s challenges

The WISTA Hellas 2017 Annual Forum, which took place on 27 November, at Intercontinental Hotel in Athens, included discussions focusing on the current and future challenges that may affect the shipping industry and on how ship owners can cope with these challenges to move forward.

Denmark's Blue INNOship focuses on smart ships

Danish Shipping announced the launch of the second phase of the maritime innovation project Blue INNOship, that will focus on the smart ship of the future, including digital solutions, Internet of Things, autonomous systems, cyber security, energy efficiency, regulatory needs and future business models.

EU to further focus on key shipping priorities

During the annual State of the Union, held on Wednesday, the President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker addressed a range of shipping issues and outlined his top priorities towards 2019, emphasizing on trade agreements.

Allianz: Safety & Shipping Review 2017

According to the report, cyber, autonomous shipping and piracy risks are the current major concerns for the industry as economic pressures challenge budgets. 85 large ships lost worldwide in 2016, down 50% over a decade. Top losses were reported in South China and Southeast Asia and now East Mediterranean region is considered as the top incident hotspot.

Guidelines for cyber risk management on IMO agenda

IMO will hold its Maritime Safety Committee, 98th Session, next week from June 7 to 16, 2017 in London, IMO Headquarters to discuss latest developments with respect to maritime safety-related issues. Among many issues under review, MSC 98, will put forward the proposal for Guidelines on maritime cyber risk management.

BIMCO launches latest guidance for charter negotiations

Bimco informed that launched a new edition of Check Before Fixing, the tool that is used across the industry for daily chartering and shipping transactions. The 2017 edition includes the most recent legal developments and the guidance reflects increasing regulatory requirements, including current commercial practice and for the first time, including an important section on cyber security.

IMO FAL41 Outcome

The IMO Facilitation Committee held its 42st Session (FAL 41), from Tuesday 4 through Friday 7 April 2017. Mr Y Melanas (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) chaired the meeting together with his Vice Chair, Mrs M Angsell (SWEDEN), both of whom were subsequently re-elected for 2018.

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