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  • 3rd BIMCO report on new developments affecting the IMSBC Code - New Cargoes Added

    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 3rd article of the series. Today, BIMCO reports on new cargoes that are being added to the IMSBC Code. 

  • European Commission reacts to industry’s concern about IHM compliance

    The European Commission (EC) has listened and reacted to industry’s concern about adhering to the upcoming deadline on 31 December 2020 for the European Union’s Ship Recycling Regulations (EUSRR) inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) owing to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The new EC guidelines give shipowners a limited but welcome respite by applying a harmonised approach for a period of 6 months after the entry into application of the IHM obligations.

  • Increased Security Threats for vessels operating in the Gulf of Guinea

    BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and OCIMF warns that as the dry season approaches and sea conditions abate, an increase in attacks in the Gulf of Guinea has traditionally been seen, so maritime security risks to vessels operating in the Gulf of Guinea require renewed attention.

  • BIMCO encourages users to continue reporting during the pandemic

    In May, BIMCO encouraged users of the Shipping-KPI system to continue reporting during the pandemic. This month the message is reiterated.

  • Optimisation and GHG reduction are key in new BIMCO Just in Time Arrival Clause

    Successfully implementing a Just In Time (JIT) arrival scheme is dependent not only on an efficient operational framework but also on important contractual considerations. Therefore, BIMCO has formed a small group of experts to help draft a new Just In Time Clause which will focus on these contractual issues.

  • Understanding liquefaction and the associated risks

    BIMCO attended a very useful webinar on understanding liquefaction risks associated with the carriage of Group A cargoes in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code. Members are encouraged to view this webinar for a better understanding of the problems that can occur with Group A cargoes.

  • IBC and MARPOL Annex II changes require preparations ahead of 1 January 2021

    Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) and International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL) Annex II - Carriage of noxious liquid substances in bulk, will impact all stakeholders in the chemical and Vegetable oils trade. As the amendments enter into force on 1 January 2021, It is recommended that ships replace existing certificates as soon as possible, to make sure the vessels are operational come 1 January.

  • China opens up 10 ports for foreign crew change and implements a circuit-breaker mechanism

    China eases crew change restrictions by opening up 10 ports and introducing a circuit-breaker mechanism.

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PORTS 380cSt 180cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 255 ↑ (+1) 305 ↓ (-4) 330 → (+0)
Singapore 286 ↑ (+1) 342 ↑ (+2) 348 ↓ (-2)
Fujairah 274 ↓ (-4) 340 → (+0) 439 ↑ (+1)
Copenhagen 288 → (+0) 315 → (+0) 353 → (+0)
Gothenburg 285 → (+0) 312 → (+0) 350 → (+0)
St. Petersburg 247 → (+0) 297 ↓ (-3) 328 ↓ (-4)
Tallinn 275 ↑ (+1) 308 ↓ (-4) 366 → (+0)
Gibraltar 294 ↑ (+2) 338 ↓ (-2) 370 ↓ (-5)
Pireaus 298 ↑ (+6) 347 ↑ (+1) 372 ↑ (+3)
Istanbul 335 ↓ (-5) 385 ↓ (-5)
Houston 266 ↑ (+1) 308 ↑ (+1) 361 ↑ (+1)
Panama Canal 290 ↓ (-2) 325 ↓ (-2) 375 ↓ (-3)
Santos 325 ↓ (-7) 325 ↓ (-7) 440 ↑ (+1)
Buenos Aires 355 → (+0) 450 → (+0)
Hamburg 265 ↑ (+5) 320 → (+0) 345 → (+0)
Riga 273 ↑ (+1) 310 ↓ (-4) 370 → (+0)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 257 ↑ (+1) 307 ↓ (-4) 332 → (+0)
New York 267 ↑ (+1) 334 ↑ (+1) 357 ↑ (+2)
Philadelphia 270 ↑ (+1) 339 ↑ (+1) 362 ↑ (+2)
Hong Kong 295 ↑ (+5) 320 ↓ (-5) 340 ↓ (-3)
Genoa 272 ↓ (-1) 353 ↓ (-7) 405 ↓ (-5)
Augusta 308 ↑ (+3) 331 ↓ (-12) 395 ↑ (+2)
Rio de Janeiro 330 ↓ (-7) 330 ↓ (-7) 410 ↑ (+1)
Bremerhaven 277 ↑ (+5) 337 → (+0) 365 → (+0)
Paranagua 355 ↓ (-7) 355 ↓ (-7) 473 ↑ (+1)
Rio Grande 355 ↓ (-7) 355 ↓ (-7) 474 ↑ (+1)
Recife
Salvador 363 ↓ (-7) 363 ↓ (-7) 455 ↑ (+1)
Fortaleza 341 ↓ (-7) 341 ↓ (-7) 463 ↑ (+1)
Fremantle 460 → (+0) 475 → (+0)
Belem 384 ↓ (-7) 384 ↓ (-7) 487 ↑ (+1)
Tubarao 350 ↓ (-7) 350 ↓ (-7) 463 ↑ (+1)
Curacao 377 → (+0) 453 → (+0) 568 → (+0)
New Orleans 283 ↓ (-4) 314 ↑ (+2) 370 → (+0)
Manaus 364 ↓ (-7) 364 ↓ (-7) 451 ↑ (+1)
Niteroi 330 ↓ (-7) 330 ↓ (-7) 410 ↑ (+1)
Praia Mole 350 ↓ (-7) 350 ↓ (-7) 463 ↑ (+1)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 384 ↓ (-7) 384 ↓ (-7) 487 ↑ (+1)
Vitoria 350 ↓ (-7) 350 ↓ (-7) 463 ↑ (+1)
Itaqui (XP) 387 ↓ (-7) 387 ↓ (-7) 481 ↑ (+1)
Miami 321 ↑ (+1) 412 ↑ (+1)