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BIMCO’s security reports give members crucial advice to keep their ships and personnel safe

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BIMCO Bulletin

  

The Bulletin is a digital quarterly magazine containing all the best comment, analysis and information digests from BIMCO.

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An authentic SmartCon contract is a DOCX or PDF generated by the SmartCon system. Please upload your file to verify if it is a valid SmartCon contract

Shipping KPI System

Do you want to compare your ship performance vs industry standard and identify efficiency improvements? The Shipping KPI system is the tool for you.

Reflections 2018

BIMCO's Reflections is published each year and delivered to all BIMCO members. It is a short and accessible analysis on the critical issues faced by the shipping industry today and in the coming years.

News & trends

Shipping market analysis Q3 market report

Peter Sand, BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, has completed his Q3 market report and goes through some of the key takeaways in a very unpredictable market situation.

Latest News

  • BIMCO publishes list of options for discharging scrubber wash water

    BIMCO issues a list of scrubber regulation related to the discharge of the wash water

  • IMO to further develop IGF code

    BIMCO attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5) to further develop the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels.  

  • BIMCO attends meeting to work on Cargo Stowage and Securing Code

    BIMCO representatives from the Maritime Information Department have attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5), held at the IMO London headquarters from 10 to 14 September 2018.

  • IMO: Carriage of Cargoes and Containers - cargoes that may liquefy

    BIMCO representatives from the Maritime Information Department have attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5), held at the IMO London headquarters from 10 to 14 September 2018.

  • IMO: Non hazardous ammonium Nitrate-based fertilisers discussion split into two schedules

    Progress was made at the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5) largely due to contributions made by various delegations providing information and data on the different types of ammonium nitrate based fertilsers (ANBF) that are carried as non-hazardous, a Group C classification in the IMSBC Code.

  • The new digital BIMCO Bulletin is out

    The new BIMCO magazine the “Bulletin” is out and zooming in on challenges and questions asked ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap. “Sulphur cap consequences will draw focus for two years,” BIMCO’s Secretary General, Angus Frew, points out in his foreword. Also, read the latest market analysis by Peter Sand and read why shipowners urgently need a fuel-management plan.

  • IMO to address the definition of Group A cargoes that liquefy

    IMO Sub-committee of Carriage of Cargoes and Containers holds its 5th meeting next week and this is to inform members on issues that are of relevance. 

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