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Governments failed to agree way forward on encouraging consistency in the application of the CLC and Fund Conventions

The governing bodies of the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds met in London from 30 October to 2 November 2017. Donald Chard, consultant to BIMCO, reports from the meeting where BIMCO also introduced the new specialist RESPONSCON agreements.

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November 2017

Governments failed to agree way forward on encouraging consistency in the application of the CLC and Fund Conventions

The governing bodies of the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds met in London from 30 October to 2 November 2017. Donald Chard, consultant to BIMCO, reports from the meeting where BIMCO also introduced the new specialist RESPONSCON agreements.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the October update!

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. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA October report is also provided. 

October 2017

US regulations affecting your ships - get the September update!

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. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA September report is also provided. 

September 2017

Port reception facilities and port state control on the agenda

IMO will hold its 4th Sub-committee meeting on Implementation of IMO instruments (III) the so called III 4 meeting 25 to 29 September 2017.

The Port of Singapore discovers fraud and bans two bunker suppliers.

Singapore Port Authority drives a hard line on bunker fraud.

Last minute reminder about the BWM Convention key issues

The IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) enters into force and all ballast water to be discharged on or after 8 September 2017 must be either D-1 or D-2 compliant.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the August update!

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. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA August report is also provided. 

August 2017

US Coast Guard issues new type approval certificate on ballast water management systems

US Coast Guard issues the fifth ballast water management system type approval certificate to Ecochlor, Inc.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the July update!

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. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA July report is also provided. 

July 2017

USCG Ballast Water Management FAQ updates

The USCG Ballast Water Management regulations entered into force back in June 2012. The  USCG have recently updated their 'Frequently Asked Questions' related to Ballast Water Management issues in the US.