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  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    Read the latest maritime security news making headlines throughout the world.

  • Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods

    Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 99). Autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

  • Shipping KPIs monthly news May 2018

    New privacy policy and terms of use for the BIMCO Shipping KPI due to forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation on 25 May 2018.

  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    Read the latest maritime security news making headlines throughout the world.

  • IMO pave the way for future autonomous shipping

    For the first time, IMO will discuss the maritime autonomous ships. The use of autonomous ships – or so-called unmanned ships - will create the need for a regulatory framework for such ships and their interaction and co-existence with manned ships.

  • New bunker terms now available for use

    The new BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 that were approved by the Documentary Committee last week in New York have now been published. Sample copies of the BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 together with comprehensive explanatory notes are available from BIMCO’s website. Secure and authenticated Word copies are available from BIMCO’s contract editing systems IDEA and SmartCon.

  • US regulations affecting your ships - get the April 2018 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 April report is also provided.

  • Cross industry group sets new standard with revised bunker contract

    BIMCO’s Documentary Committee approved a new set of standard bunker terms, developed by a cross-industry group, in New York on 2 May. The BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 improve on the previous edition with a maximum limit of the parties’ liabilities – a key change that will lead to wider adoption of the contract.

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