Dangerous Waters

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Some 90 per cent of the world’s traded goods are transported by sea. Often unknown, or little talked about, is the fact that piracy is a growing problem for the shipping industry. The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) estimates that 35 to 40 per cent of these journeys carry armed guards.

The increasing need to employ security companies to protect vessels brings with it particular challenges relating to travel and logistics. And shipping companies face tight budgets, so what can travel management companies (TMCs) do to help?

About the expert

Pippa is a maritime and energy sector specialist. Before her current role as Head of Global Account Management, Marine & Energy for ATPI Griffinstone, she held senior posts serving the marine market for British Airways.

Dangerous Waters

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