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Upcoming webinars 2020

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27 Oct 2020 10:00 CEST Libya Ports and Terminals update Kais Makhlouf & Jim Pascoe
03 Nov 2020 10:00 CEST Gulf of Guinea situation update Dirk Siebels & Jim Pascoe


Upcoming webinars 2020




Dates Time





15 April 2020

10:00 CET System Features and Use Ian & Jim



17 April 2020 10:00 CET Crisis Planning and Business Continuity Henrik & Jim



21 April 2020 10:00 CET Persian Gulf GoA Dirk & Jim



23 April 10:00 CET Libya Alexander & Jim



28 April 10:00 CET Threats to critical maritime infrastructure Hans & Jim



30 April 10:00 CET Gulf of Guinea Dirk & Jim



5 May 10:00 CET System Features and Use Ian & Jim



7 May 10:00 CET Abu Sayef and the Zulu Sea Thomas & Jim



12 May 10:00 CET Threat to shipping in the Red Sea Dirk & Jim



14 May 10:00 CET Libya Alexander & Jim



West Africa Voyage Risk Assessments

6 October 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Lead Analyst David Friesem will be delivering a webinar on how Risk Intelligence compiles a VRA for West Africa. This session looks at the methodology as well as factors which impact mitigation measures and the implementation of BMP WAF.

Speaker: David Friesem
Host: Jim Pascoe

Vessel off West Africa coast

West Africa Port Calls with a focus on Nigeria

Product tanker in Lagos

13 October 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Further analysis of case studies of incidents which were reported as piracy but have underlying criminality at their core. How to mitigate against getting caught up in such incidents.

Speaker: Dirk Siebels
Host: Jim Pascoe

Southeast Asia Area Update

Vessel in front of Singapore harbour

29 September 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Analyst Thomas Timlen provides a wider context to some of the activity taking place in Southeast Asia. Much recent attention has been focused on the Singapore Strait, but this webinar looks at the wider area and provides insights into the impacts of threats on commercial shipping.



Speaker: Thomas Timlen
Host: Jim Pascoe

Nigerian PMSC Due Diligence

20 October 2020, 10:00 CEST       
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How can a desk top assessment help keep you and your company legal, compliant and give you confidence that you are offering your crew and vessel the best security options for operating in Nigeria?

Speaker: Dr. Dirk Siebels and David Friesem
Host: Jim Pascoe

PMSC security vessels in Nigeria

Libya Ports and Terminals Update

Libya Ports and Terminals Update

27 October 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Update on maritime trading conditions in Libya, with a focus on the conflict shifting back into the oil crescent.

Speaker: Kais Makhlouf
Host: Jim Pascoe

Gulf of Guinea Situation Update

3 November 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Dr Dirk Siebels will be updating us on the wider Gulf of Guinea situation and how things are developing with regards to the security situation. Has the end of the rainy season meant a rise in piracy attacks or are we simply seeing a change to the nature of activity? 

Speaker: Dr. Dirk Siebels
Host: Jim Pascoe

Tanker off the coast of West Africa

PortRisk Assessment of Port of Mogadishu


21 July 2020, 10:00 CEST
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PortRisk Manager Ian Wilkinson will take us through a Port Threat Assessment, TA, and Vulnerability Assessment, VA, using the example of a recent PortRisk survey of Mogadishu. The webinar will cover:

o Summary of threats and risk classifications within and around the selected port or terminal;

o Description of the port/terminal/area/city;

o Map indicating recent incidents (if and when applicable);

o Brief threat assessment covering the main or relevant threats;

o Current political and conflict developments

o Shipping outlook

Speaker: Ian Wilkinson
Host: Jim Pascoe

Eastern Mediterranean Area Update

Collage of mediterranean risk issues

15 September 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Analyst Kais Makhlouf provides a wider context to some of the activity taking place in the Eastern Mediterranean. Up to now we have been focused on Libya, but this webinar is looks at the wider area and provides insights into who is positioning for influence.

Speaker: Kais Makhlouf
Host: Jim Pascoe

Illegal migration - the impact to logistics operations in Northwest Europe

11 August 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Illegal migration to the UK from the Channel coast persists and remains a threat to logistics operations in the area. With improved security in and around Calais and Dunkirk Ports the problem is simply spreading to other areas of the coast. Our analysts and CEO of TAPA EMEA Thorsten Neumann will discuss the type of incidents taking place, how the threat is evolving and how to avoid falling victim to a potential stowaway incident.


Risk Intelligence: Kristian Bischoff & Lars Albæk
TAPA EMEA: CEO Thorsten Neumann
Host: Jim Pascoe

Illegal migration - the impact to logistics operations in north/west Europe

Hybrid Threats to Maritime Operations in the Middle East


18 August 2020, 10:00 CEST
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We continue the look at hybrid threats with a close up on the Middle East, a region beset with tension and a growing number of actors looking to assert themselves – both state and non-state. What impact does this have on maritime trade and critical infrastructure? CEO Hans Tino Hansen offers insights and perspectives with time for a short Q&A at the end.

Speaker: Hans Tino Hansen
Host: Jim Pascoe

Barcelona Cargo Theft Threat Assessment

Map of Barcelona high risk cargo theft area

1 September 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Barcelona is a cargo theft hotspot. Risk Intelligence and TAPA will take a look at cargo theft incidents and last mile delivery thefts to see what can be learned from them. With numerous incidents occurring at truck parking areas on the outskirts of the city and the continuing targeting of last mile deliveries in central Barcelona the problem looks likely to continue.


Risk Intelligence: Kristian Bischoff, Steve Bacot, Lars Albæk
TAPA EMEA: Executive Director Lawrence Brown
Host: Jim Pascoe

Dirk Siebels - Senior Analyst

Dirk Siebels is a senior analyst and responsible for analysis on countries in sub-Saharan Africa. He holds a PhD from the University of Greenwich in London. His research largely concentrates on maritime security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, including the role of ports and maritime trade, IUU fishing, offshore energy production and the evolution of private maritime security providers.

Dirk has contributed to a number of research projects, including the annual State of Piracy report published by Oceans Beyond Piracy (now renamed as Stable Seas). He is an academic advisor for the Turkish Navy’s Maritime Security Centre of Excellence in Istanbul and part of the expert network for CEMLAWS Africa, a thinktank based in Accra, Ghana.

Kais Makhlouf - Analyst

Kais Makhlouf works as an analyst with Risk Intelligence, where he focuses on the MENA region, as well as on the Eastern Mediterranean. Kais Makhlouf has previous work experience as an analyst in the private intelligence sector and as a military linguist in the Danish Armed Forces, and holds a BSc in International Business and Politics, and a master's degree in Middle East studies.

Ian Wilkinson - PortRisk Manager

Ian served 27 years in the Royal Navy as an electronic warfare specialist, working in a wide variety of ships and shore establishments. Ian was the UK’s in-theatre counter-piracy analyst at the UKMCC in Bahrain and attended regular industry forums, as well as representing the UK at the ONI Illicit Activities and Counter-Terrorism Conference in Washington DC. Since leaving the military Ian has worked in Nairobi for a private security company arranging armed and unarmed security and advice to shipping clients transiting the High Risk Area, before starting with Risk Intelligence in 2015.

Jim Pascoe - Chief Commercial Officer

Jim served as an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos, during which time he was heavily focused on counter terrorism both on land and at sea. As well as kinetic operations, he held several roles within the Information Exploitation group, fusing intelligence feeds to provide actionable situational awareness. Since leaving the military, Jim has worked in management consultancy, enabling large organisations to navigate change successfully, developing contingency plans and stress testing ideas.

Kristian Bischoff – Analyst

Kristian works as an analyst at Risk Intelligence, where he has a geographical focus on Northern- and Eastern Europe. 
Kristian has previously worked as an assistant at Risk Intelligence during the launch of Port Risk, after which he joined the Danish Army for national service. Since then he has been a part of the Danish Atlantic Treaty Association, a Copenhagen based think-tank.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Emergency- and Risk Management, and a master’s degree in Security and Strategy from the University of Exeter.

Lars Albæk - Sales Manager and Special advisor

Lars Albæk is Special Advisor and Sales Manager for LandRisk and has been working on logistics anti-crime measures since 2002 in numerous roles including Country Manager at Eurowatch and Securi-Track networks. Besides working with Risk Intelligence Lars runs AL-Kon which has for the last 10 years advised companies and authorities on the use of Tracking devices and control centre specifications. AL-Kon has also developed customized cargo tracking solutions for larger companies around Europe with an exceptionally high recovery rate of stolen goods.

Steve Bacot – LandRisk Manager

Before joining Risk Intelligence, Steve served in the UK Parachute Regiment and has 15 years’ experience in international security. This has included support for governmental reconstruction programmes, commercial oil and gas projects and NGO humanitarian operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.

With a strong operational background in hostile and post-conflict environments, Steve has focused on policy development, risk and incident management and compliance to industry and international standards.

Steve is an ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP).

Steve regularly travels around Europe conducting onsite security surveys of truck parking areas.

Thomas Timlen - Analyst

Thomas Timlen, based in Singapore, is South East Asia Analyst. His background addressing maritime security threats began in the 1990s as an industry representative with BIMCO. Since then he has been involved with a variety of security related work including research conducted as a Visiting Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. He holds a BSc in Business Administration and Management from Boston University.

Hans Tino Hansen - CEO

Hans Tino Hansen is founder and CEO of Risk Intelligence. He specialises in intelligence and maritime security risks for shipping, offshore, oil and gas companies. In addition, he has been advising a range of companies and governmental organisations at management level since 2001.

David Friesem - Director

David is a Director at Risk Intelligence and leads various advisory service projects as responsible for delivering both standardised products and and bespoke services to our clients. David served in the military forces and has over 25 years of experience in international security, combining expertise within maritime, aviation, homeland protection, and security technologies. He has proven experience managing complex, multidisciplinary security engagements and is globally recognised as an expert in maritime security and anti-piracy issues.