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Latest News

  • Slew of new contracts and clauses top BIMCO committee’s upcoming meeting

    Projects for standard contracts and clauses covering almost every sector of the shipping industry will be reviewed by BIMCO’s Documentary Committee (DC) when it meets on 21 and 22 September. The gathering of over 70 documentary experts from around the world will take place online for the first time and two new contracts and two clauses are set to be approved for publication.

  • BIMCO introduces new PIs and KPIs to help improve performance

    With the release of BIMCO’s Shipping KPI version 4, expected to be released by end September, new Performance Indicators (PIs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will be introduced with the aim to facilitate better benchmarking of operational maintenance and first aid cases.

  • BIMCO to publish standard refund guarantee to eliminate legal uncertainty

    BIMCO is developing a standard refund guarantee for shipbuilding contracts, including the SAJ and Chinese forms. The current issue is that English law and jurisprudence on guarantees is contradictory, complex and often very difficult to understand from a commercial perspective, and as a result small changes made by negotiators can have wide reaching commercial consequences.

  • BIMCO updates information on seafarers' Mental Health

    BIMCO provides updated information to assist seafarers to cope with the continuous challenges of COVID-19.

  • Simplifying environmental reporting

    BIMCO Shipping KPI version 4 is expected to be released by end September. Considering the development in the shipping sector, several Performance Indicators and Key Performance Indexes will be updated.

  • The September issue of the Bulletin magazine is out

    Get the latest insight and interviews in the latest edition of BIMCO’s Bulletin magazine.

  • New benchmarking concept will dominate Shipping KPI

    Since the BIMCO Shipping KPI system was launched in 2011, the system has been based on a rating concept. With the release of BIMCO Shipping KPI version 4 at the end of September, the rating concept will be replaced by a ranking concept as dominant benchmarking concept.

  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - September season starts with 2020-21 measures in place

    For the new season beginning September 2020, New Zealand and Australia have introduced the measures to combat increasing spread of  Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMST) coming from targeted "BMST" countries which have now risen to 37 countries with the inclusion of Kazakhstan, Moldova, Portugal and Ukraine.

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Bunker Prices by Mabux Last Updated: 19:58 (GMT) - 20 September 2020

PORTS 380cSt 180cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 260 ↑ (+12) 305 ↑ (+18) 335 ↑ (+23)
Singapore 272 ↓ (-1) 342 ↑ (+7) 352 ↑ (+8)
Fujairah 276 ↑ (+10) 345 ↑ (+25) 450 ↑ (+24)
Copenhagen 272 ↓ (-1) 300 ↑ (+12) 353 ↑ (+15)
Gothenburg 269 ↓ (-1) 297 ↑ (+12) 350 ↑ (+15)
St. Petersburg 240 → (+0) 302 ↑ (+8) 350 ↑ (+5)
Tallinn 285 ↑ (+5) 327 ↑ (+5) 375 ↑ (+5)
Gibraltar 297 ↑ (+6) 317 ↑ (+8) 362 ↑ (+7)
Pireaus 286 → (+0) 322 ↓ (-4) 357 ↓ (-7)
Istanbul 325 ↑ (+20) 375 ↑ (+10)
Houston 255 ↑ (+5) 312 ↑ (+5) 345 ↑ (+10)
Panama Canal 290 ↑ (+3) 325 ↑ (+3) 390 ↑ (+9)
Santos 328 ↑ (+8) 328 ↑ (+8) 434 ↓ (-1)
Buenos Aires 350 → (+0) 490 → (+0)
Hamburg 267 ↑ (+7) 305 ↑ (+10) 340 ↑ (+15)
Riga 283 ↑ (+5) 329 ↑ (+5) 375 ↑ (+5)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 262 ↑ (+12) 307 ↑ (+18) 337 ↑ (+23)
New York 272 ↑ (+2) 329 ↑ (+4) 353 ↑ (+5)
Philadelphia 275 ↑ (+2) 334 ↑ (+4) 358 ↑ (+5)
Hong Kong 289 ↑ (+5) 320 ↑ (+5) 348 ↑ (+9)
Genoa 254 → (+0) 337 ↑ (+22) 390 ↑ (+7)
Augusta 283 ↑ (+17) 323 ↑ (+22) 378 ↑ (+7)
Rio de Janeiro 333 ↑ (+8) 333 ↑ (+8) 404 ↓ (-1)
Bremerhaven 270 ↑ (+7) 315 ↑ (+10) 365 ↑ (+15)
Paranagua 358 ↑ (+8) 358 ↑ (+8) 467 ↓ (-1)
Rio Grande 359 ↑ (+9) 358 ↑ (+8) 468 ↓ (-1)
Recife
Salvador 366 ↑ (+8) 366 ↑ (+8) 449 ↓ (-1)
Fortaleza 344 ↑ (+8) 344 ↑ (+8) 457 ↓ (-1)
Fremantle 455 → (+0) 470 ↓ (-5)
Belem 387 ↑ (+8) 387 ↑ (+8) 481 ↓ (-1)
Tubarao 353 ↑ (+8) 353 ↑ (+8) 457 ↓ (-1)
Curacao 418 → (+0) 548 → (+0)
New Orleans 263 ↑ (+3) 319 ↑ (+8) 367 ↑ (+2)
Manaus 367 ↑ (+8) 367 ↑ (+8) 445 ↓ (-1)
Niteroi 333 ↑ (+8) 333 ↑ (+8) 404 ↓ (-1)
Praia Mole 353 ↑ (+8) 353 ↑ (+8) 457 ↓ (-1)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 387 ↑ (+8) 387 ↑ (+8) 481 ↓ (-1)
Vitoria 353 ↑ (+8) 353 ↑ (+8) 457 ↓ (-1)
Itaqui (XP) 390 ↑ (+8) 390 ↑ (+8) 475 ↓ (-1)
Miami 308 ↑ (+5) 397 ↑ (+10)