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  • Less than a month to go with the IMSBC Code changes - Members get ready!

    The mandatory International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code will enter its Amendment 04-17 on 1 January 2019. Find out what the amendments are that would impact members’ dealings with these cargoes.

  • BIMCO publishes two 2020 sulphur clauses

    BIMCO has published two sulphur content related bunker clauses which are now available on the BIMCO website and on SmartCon, BIMCO’s contract editing solution.

  • US 2013 VGP remain in force beyond its expiration date

    US have changed its law in relation to discharges from ships incidental to its normal operation. A new law, the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) establishes a new legal framework for the regulation of such discharges from ships in US waters.

  • Industry publishes improved cyber guidelines

    The third edition of the industry cyber risk management guidelines, Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, addresses the requirement to incorporate cyber risks in the ship’s safety management system (SMS). It also reflects a deeper experience with risk assessments of operational technology (OT) - such as navigational systems and engine controls - and provides more guidance for dealing with the cyber risks to the ship arising from parties in the supply chain.

  • New Zealand gets tough on stink bug ships!

    New Zealand enforces strict biosecurity regulations and the latest 'victim' was a vehicle carrier ordered to leave New Zealand due to stink bug contamination.

  • GENCON update will include new owners’ responsibility clause

    BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has discussed and approved a proposal to re-write GENCON’s Clause 2, which deals with owners’ liabilities. It is part of a major overhaul of the industry’s most widely used standard voyage charter party.

  • BIMCO applauds the landmark announcement by Maersk

    BIMCO applauds the landmark announcement by Maersk of its ambition to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. 

  • Wildlife transport taskforce intelligence bulletin

    Please find attached the 1 December 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Intelliegence Bulletin, concerning stone (Rough Stone, Quartz, and Jade) used as a Concealment Method for Illicit Ivory and Rhino Horn.

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