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New regulations entering into force 1 January 2017

January 2017

MLC Alert - 2014 MLC Amendments to enter into force on 18 January

The first set of amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) dealing with financial security and shipowners' liability are due to enter into force on 18 January 2017. 

December 2016

New regulations entering into force 1 January 2017

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) - overview of new and amended regulations entering into force 1 January 2017.

November 2016

The IMO's Maritime Safety Committee meets this week

BIMCO’s Maritime Technology & Regulation Department, together with the Maritime Security Department, will attend the 97th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 97), which will be held in London from 21 November to 25 November 2016.

BIMCO updates its position on key topics such as GHG emissions and ballast water management

At the recent BIMCO Board of Directors’ meeting held in Shanghai on 10 November 2016, BIMCO’s position on the 12 most important policy issues currently facing the maritime industry were approved.

September 2016

May 2016

BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report predicts potential shortage of almost 150,000 officers by 2025

Launched yesterday evening at the International Maritime Organization, the latest five-year BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report forecasts a serious future shortage in the supply of seafarers...

February 2016

IMO Circular Letter No.3623 on WHO Zika Virus guidance

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) have issued a circular letter providing guidance on the Zika situation report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).

June 2015

CSA round-up for May 2015

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.

April 2015

BIMCO warns that rescuing migrants at sea remains a health, safety and security risk for seafarers

BIMCO has stated today that it appreciates the new efforts by EU leaders to reduce increasing reliance on merchant shipping to rescue the growing numbers of distressed migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

Early results of Manpower surveys: most seafarers content with life at sea

A new survey being carried out as part of the BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015 is directly engaging seafarers in order to understand their views on life at sea and outlook for the industry’s manpower in the years ahead. Preliminary results of the new survey indicate that the majority of respondents are content with life at sea.