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BIMCO keeps focus on COVID-19 advice and information

As governments worldwide continue to implement restrictions with the aim to minimise the spread of the coronavirus, BIMCO is focused on the publication of advice, information and analysis related to the outbreak.

To help the industry cope as well as possible during this difficult time, BIMCO has created a COVID-19 section on the website, where all news and content related to the outbreak is freely available.

Our staff - like businesses and staff across the world – has successfully adapted to new ways of operating and keeping all our services running, and all our regular services will support the industry as normal.

SmartCon support and the Support & Advice helpdesk are available as always, and BIMCO will continue to update its webpage with information relevant to shipping companies such as the shipping market, contractual issues, maritime security etc.

Face to face meetings are replaced with online meetings. All business travel by BIMCO staff remains cancelled until further notice.

You can find BIMCO’s COVID-19 section and other shipping-related advice regarding the outbreak here: https://www.bimco.org/covid19

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