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  • BIMCO demands 4th IMO GHG Study based on realistic economic growth

    BIMCO has proposed that the Fourth International Maritime Organization (IMO) Greenhouse Gas Study does not include unrealistically high gross domestic product (GDP) growth projections to predict future transport demand - and thereby emissions - of the shipping industry. The proposal has been made to the expert workshop preparing for the study, which is meeting in London 12-14 March.

  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    Read the latest digest of maritime security incidents and the weather forecast for piracy threat areas for the week to come.

  • Maritime Labour Convention Consolidated text available now!

    A consolidated Maritime Labour Convention text is now available which includes the 2014 and 2016 amendments. 

  • BIMCO issues new Shipmanagers’ Letter of Undertaking

    A new “Shipmanagers’ Letter of Undertaking” (LoU) is now available on the BIMCO website, together with Explanatory Notes. The LoU sets out shipmanagers’ obligations to lenders financing owners’ purchase of a managed vessel.

  • IMO Committee finalises guide for equipment used in Polar waters

    A sub-committee under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has finished work on a standard that can guide manufacturers of equipment that will be used in extremely cold weather, offering reassurance to shipowners operating in Polar waters that the equipment will work under the harsh conditions.

  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    Read the latest digest of maritime security incidents and the weather forecast for piracy threat areas for the week to come.

  • IMO moves closer to standardisation and safer navigation

    A sub-committee under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have forwarded three documents for adoption in June, moving one step closer to the adoption of a standardised system for electronic navigation.

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