BIMCO has divided its Marine Committee in two, to “facilitate a better handling of the many important topics on the environment, safety and security agendas”, according to Angus Frew, the association’s secretary general and ceo.


The Marine Environment Committee will work on topics such as reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, biofouling management and ballast water management.

The Safety and Security Committee, meanwhile, will cover piracy, drug smuggling, container fires and cyber risk management, among other areas.

Issues with both environmental and safety aspects, such as fuel oil, will be discussed by both of the new committees.