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Latest News

  • Shipping KPI April News 2017

    Brief introduction to "My Ships" feature with vivid images. The Shipping KPI survey is still available so please check and response if you haven’t. We appreciate your participation  and your contribution.

  • SHIPTERM seminars in Singapore & Hong Kong coming soon

    BIMCO’s new standard term sheet for bilateral ship financing transactions, SHIPTERM, will be the focus of two seminars taking place in Singapore on 24 May and Hong Kong on 25 May.

  • US regulations affecting your ships - get the March update!

    This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members.  The full CSA report is also provided.  

  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    Read the latest maritime security news making headlines throughout the world.

  • IMO’s HNS Convention now closer to ratification

    The last convention of the international liability and compensation regime for pollution damage from ships is now closer to ratification with the European Parliament’s consent. The consent is to the draft EU Council Decisions authorising member states to ratify the 2010 Protocol to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage, in connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 1996.

  • BIMCO welcomes first peek through the Maritime Single Window

    From 2019 new mandatory requirements on electronic exchange of information will require public authorities to establish systems to assist ship clearance processes.

  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    Read the latest maritime security news making headlines throughout the world.

  • Special Report on Abducting of Crew from Ships in the Sulu-Celebes Sea and Waters off Eastern Sabah

    ReCAAP has produced the following summary of recent incidents in the Sulu and Celebes Sea.

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