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Want to buy or download a BIMCO publication? Use the link to get access to the ballast water management guide, the ship master’s security manual and many other publications.

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Shipping KPI System

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Latest News

  • BIMCO publishes Sanctions Clause for the container trade

    A new time charter sanctions clause specifically designed for the container shipping sector has been published by BIMCO. The BIMCO Sanctions Clause for Container Vessel Time Charter Parties 2021 is part of an initiative to create a library of sanctions clauses that reflect the individual needs and characteristics of different trades and operations.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report

    The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 22 January 2021

  • New law in California, USA, affecting shipowners’ liability for oil pollution

    Members are advised that amendments to the so-called Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1990 in the State of California on criminal fines for oil spill violations in state waters entered into force on 1 January 2021. BIMCO takes the opportunity to remind members about the importance of strict compliance with this and other environmental laws.

  • Indian holiday supplement available for the BIMCO calendar

    With great appreciation to our contributing members, BIMCO is now able to issue the BIMCO Holiday Calendar 2021 Supplement.

  • RightShip and INTERCARGO announce important new quality standard for dry bulk sector to be governed by new NGO

    RightShip and INTERCARGO have today announced the launch of an important new quality standard for the dry bulk sector, DryBMS. The standard will be governed by a new NGO to be established later this year and will support the improvement of safety in the dry bulk segment.

  • Nigeria Port Integrity Survey

    The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched an anonymous Port Integrity Survey to assess the impact of MACN’s efforts in Nigeria and to better understand the evolving situation in Nigerian ports and terminals.

  • Transparency and dialogue between owners and charterers key to crew change challenge

    World trade has to flow - we get that. Charterers have contractual obligations under short term spot charters that sometimes leave little room for delays - we get that too. Owners are responsible for managing and relieving their crews - that's not in doubt either. But what we don't accept is that a minority of charterers may simply be looking the other way when they are presented with a ship that also happens to be in need of a crew change. We don't expect charterers to foot the bill and we recognise that hiring ships is a matter of commercial negotiation - but we see no reason why charterers and owners should not have an open and honest dialogue to try to find a solution for much needed crew changes.

  • BIMCO welcomes Danish move on navy in Gulf of Guinea

    BIMCO welcomes the appointment of a Danish Special Representative for Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea, Ambassador Jens-Otto Horslund.

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Bunker Prices by Mabux Last Updated: 19:21 (GMT) - 25 January 2021

PORTS 380cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 322 ↑ (+3) 409 ↑ (+2) 451 ↑ (+3)
Singapore 341 ↓ (-1) 452 → (+0) 470 ↑ (+4)
Fujairah 340 ↓ (-1) 448 ↓ (-4) 534 ↓ (-2)
Copenhagen 338 → (+0) 415 → (+0) 463 ↑ (+1)
Gothenburg 335 → (+0) 412 → (+0) 460 ↑ (+1)
St. Petersburg 310 ↓ (-5) 408 ↓ (-4) 450 ↓ (-6)
Tallinn 337 ↑ (+3) 426 ↑ (+2) 494 ↑ (+3)
Gibraltar 355 ↑ (+1) 431 ↓ (-3) 485 ↓ (-1)
Pireaus 353 ↓ (-4) 448 ↓ (-12) 470 ↓ (-8)
Istanbul 445 → (+0) 495 → (+0)
Houston 320 → (+0) 418 ↑ (+2) 488 ↑ (+2)
Panama Canal 350 ↓ (-1) 425 ↓ (-5) 500 ↑ (+2)
Santos 441 ↑ (+1) 441 ↑ (+1) 507 ↓ (-9)
Buenos Aires 485 ↑ (+5) 570 → (+0)
Hamburg 330 ↓ (-5) 419 → (+0) 460 ↓ (-5)
Riga 335 ↑ (+3) 424 ↑ (+2) 490 ↑ (+3)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 324 ↑ (+3) 411 ↑ (+2) 453 ↑ (+3)
New York 347 ↓ (-1) 443 ↑ (+3) 496 ↑ (+2)
Philadelphia 350 ↓ (-1) 448 ↑ (+3) 501 ↑ (+2)
Hong Kong 347 ↓ (-1) 433 ↓ (-1) 452 ↑ (+2)
Genoa 367 ↑ (+27) 473 ↑ (+8) 530 → (+0)
Augusta 403 ↓ (-8) 506 ↓ (-11) 528 ↓ (-15)
Rio de Janeiro 446 ↑ (+1) 446 ↑ (+1) 477 ↓ (-9)
Bremerhaven 340 ↑ (+15) 435 ↓ (-4) 485 ↑ (+5)
Paranagua 471 ↑ (+1) 471 ↑ (+1) 540 ↓ (-9)
Rio Grande 471 ↑ (+1) 471 ↑ (+1) 541 ↓ (-9)
Recife
Salvador 479 ↑ (+1) 479 ↑ (+1) 532 ↑ (+1)
Fortaleza 457 ↑ (+1) 457 ↑ (+1) 530 ↓ (-9)
Fremantle 580 → (+0) 610 → (+0)
Belem 500 ↑ (+1) 500 ↑ (+1) 554 ↓ (-9)
Tubarao 466 ↑ (+1) 466 ↑ (+1) 530 ↓ (-9)
Curacao 520 ↓ (-3) 673 → (+0)
New Orleans 341 ↓ (-3) 430 ↓ (-4) 510 ↓ (-16)
Manaus 480 ↑ (+1) 480 ↑ (+1) 518 ↓ (-9)
Niteroi 446 ↑ (+1) 446 ↑ (+1) 477 ↓ (-9)
Praia Mole 466 ↑ (+1) 466 ↑ (+1) 530 ↓ (-9)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 500 ↑ (+1) 500 ↑ (+1) 554 ↓ (-9)
Vitoria 466 ↑ (+1) 466 ↑ (+1) 530 ↓ (-9)
Itaqui (XP) 503 ↑ (+1) 503 ↑ (+1) 548 ↓ (-9)
Miami 375 → (+0) 534 ↑ (+2)