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  • 5th BIMCO Report on the IMSBC Code Amendments entering into force - New Table of Characteristics

    BIMCO started reporting from 30 September 2020,  a series of articles, informing members of what to expect in the revised International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code (Amendment 05-19), which will come into force on 1 January 2021. This is the 5th article in the series. Today, BIMCO reports on a new table of physical properties and hazard classification for cargo entries in the IMSBC Code.

  • The benefit of multiple users

    Signing up more than one staff member to the company account in the Shipping KPI system provides users with access to valuable company performance information. Additionally, activating several user accounts, as opposed to just one or two, greatly lowers the risk of an inactive account if the staff member, or members, using the account, leaves the company.

  • Shipping bodies call on Jeff Bezos to take a stand for stranded seafarers at industry Round Table

    The Round Table of international shipping associations pen open letter to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.

  • IMO has approved short-term GHG reduction measures

    The 75th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75), which took place online from 16 to 20 November 2020, continued the deliberations on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping, but also adopted amendments to MARPOL Annex VI and the International Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention).

  • Maritime Labour Convention 2018 Amendments enter into force next month!

    The 2018 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended ( MLC,2006) will enter into force on 26 December 2020. BIMCO advises on what these amendments are and how shipowners/ managers/ operators can achieve compliance accordingly.

  • BIMCO to open London office

    BIMCO will open its fourth local office, this time in London, at the beginning of 2021. The new office will support the organisation’s regulatory affairs activities with Dr Bev Mackenzie taking up the role of BIMCO’s permanent representative at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) from 1 February, reporting to Deputy Secretary General Lars Robert Pedersen at the head office in Copenhagen.

  • US to impose tough Port State Control measures on Cyber risk management

    United States  requires all ships, U.S. flagged ships and foreign flagged ships that call on ports in the U.S, to ensure cyber risk management is appropriately addressed in their safety management system by the company's first annual verification of the Document of compliance after January 1, 2021. Failure to this requirement may result in detention of ship in US port.

  • BIMCO to seek industry consultation in January for new ship sale agreement

    In January 2021, BIMCO will be inviting the industry to view and offer feedback on the new Ship Sale Agreement in the pipeline. The new form is on track for publication in 2021.

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Bunker Prices by Mabux Last Updated: 02:09 (GMT) - 27 November 2020

PORTS 380cSt 180cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 287 ↓ (-3) 352 ↑ (+1) 390 ↓ (-5)
Singapore 320 ↑ (+4) 385 ↑ (+5) 401 ↑ (+2)
Fujairah 315 ↓ (-2) 388 ↓ (-1) 465 ↓ (-3)
Copenhagen 323 ↓ (-1) 368 ↓ (-1) 415 ↑ (+3)
Gothenburg 320 ↓ (-1) 365 ↓ (-1) 412 ↑ (+3)
St. Petersburg 270 ↓ (-3) 341 ↑ (+1) 378 ↓ (-5)
Tallinn 295 ↓ (-3) 319 ↑ (+1) 442 ↓ (-5)
Gibraltar 320 ↓ (-5) 378 ↑ (+4) 425 ↑ (+5)
Pireaus 322 ↑ (+4) 396 ↑ (+4) 418 → (+0)
Istanbul 395 → (+0) 435 → (+0)
Houston 290 ↑ (+5) 352 ↑ (+2) 407 ↑ (+2)
Panama Canal 317 ↑ (+2) 369 ↑ (+9) 425 ↑ (+2)
Santos 377 ↓ (-1) 377 ↓ (-1) 481 ↑ (+24)
Buenos Aires 399 → (+0) 485 → (+0)
Hamburg 285 ↓ (-14) 359 ↑ (+2) 402 ↑ (+7)
Riga 289 ↓ (-3) 345 ↑ (+1) 439 ↓ (-5)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 289 ↓ (-3) 354 ↑ (+1) 392 ↓ (-5)
New York 304 ↓ (-3) 374 ↑ (+6) 409 ↑ (+4)
Philadelphia 307 ↓ (-3) 379 ↑ (+6) 414 ↑ (+4)
Hong Kong 330 ↑ (+10) 383 ↑ (+10) 400 ↑ (+9)
Genoa 303 ↓ (-7) 382 ↓ (-19) 435 ↓ (-7)
Augusta 331 ↓ (-3) 401 ↑ (+2) 450 ↑ (+12)
Rio de Janeiro 382 ↓ (-1) 382 ↓ (-1) 451 ↑ (+24)
Bremerhaven 305 → (+0) 395 → (+0) 425 → (+0)
Paranagua 407 ↓ (-1) 407 ↓ (-1) 514 ↑ (+24)
Rio Grande 407 ↓ (-1) 407 ↓ (-1) 515 ↑ (+24)
Recife
Salvador 415 ↓ (-1) 415 ↓ (-1) 496 ↑ (+24)
Fortaleza 393 ↓ (-1) 393 ↓ (-1) 504 ↑ (+24)
Fremantle 480 → (+0) 490 → (+0)
Belem 436 ↓ (-1) 436 ↓ (-1) 528 ↑ (+24)
Tubarao 402 ↓ (-1) 402 ↓ (-1) 504 ↑ (+24)
Curacao 448 → (+0) 548 → (+0)
New Orleans 311 ↑ (+1) 375 ↑ (+10) 430 ↑ (+3)
Manaus 416 ↓ (-1) 416 ↓ (-1) 492 ↑ (+24)
Niteroi 382 ↓ (-1) 382 ↓ (-1) 451 ↑ (+24)
Praia Mole 402 ↓ (-1) 402 ↓ (-1) 504 ↑ (+24)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 436 ↓ (-1) 436 ↓ (-1) 528 ↑ (+24)
Vitoria 402 ↓ (-1) 402 ↓ (-1) 504 ↑ (+24)
Itaqui (XP) 439 ↓ (-1) 439 ↓ (-1) 522 ↑ (+24)
Miami 345 ↑ (+5) 457 ↑ (+2)