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  • 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.

  • Sale and leaseback – BIMCO’s next move in ship financing

    In October, an Asian-based subcommittee involving major players within the ship owning and ship leasing communities will begin work to develop a term sheet for sale and leaseback transactions to meet a rise in demand and to complete the suite of three term sheets available for financiers, shipowners and their advisors.

  • US expands Iranian Sanctions and issues shipping advisory

    The United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has expanded sanctions against Iran and issued an advisory to the shipping community. 

  • US encourages ballast water best management practices after finding coral disease

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed voluntary best management practices for ballast water discharges for ships in order to mitigate the risk of transferring Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.

  • BIMCO improves clause labelling to help reduce disputes

    BIMCO has decided to start labelling all versions of its standard clauses with the year of publication, including the original edition, with the aim to reduce disputes over which version parties have agreed to.

  • BIMCO points to ships’ power as a means to curb emissions

    BIMCO has submitted a proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to regulate propulsion power of ships in order to sustain the GHG savings already achieved through slower steaming.

  • MDAT-GoG establishes new website

    Ships operating in the Gulf of Guinea can benefit studying the new website run by the UK/French security reporting centre MDAT-GoG (Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade for the Gulf of Guinea). It is also highly recommended to report ship's movements, suspicious observations and security incidents immediately as they occur.

  • 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.

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