Focus on piracy and other maritime crime off Africa
Leading international experts will develop new ideas to combat maritime crime in East and West Africa at a seminar during the Danish Maritime Days on October 7.
Maritime crime, including piracy, robberies of cargoes, hijackings etc. continues to affect world trade, especially in Africa. Ship-owners spend substantial amounts on security, and more important, local communities, particularly in West Africa, is suffering from the affected trade.
During the Danish Maritime Days the full-day seminar "Maritime Crime and the Effects on Growth and Development in the African Region" will look for scenarios and solutions that can help to solve the problems and create a platform for growth in the regions.
"We have managed to assemble a wide and unusually competent group of international speakers, representing shipping, international organisations, governments and NGOs. So it will be very interesting to see what we can achieve of ideas, initiatives and possible solutions," says Jan Fritz Hansen, Deputy Director General and chairman of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations Piracy Committee.