Press

 

In BIMCO we need to be both knowledgeable and trusted. That is reflected in our approach to media relations. Our experts will always provide their most accurate professional opinions, and we actively strive to make it clear what is expert opinions and what is policy statements. If you are in doubt about what our official position is on the big maritime industry topics, I encourage you to read the relevant BIMCO statements

Angus Frew, Secretary General and CEO                    

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Rasmus Nord Jørgensen, Communications Director

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Mette Kronholm Frænde, Communications Manager

Spokespeople

BIMCO represents around 60% of the shipping industry and can provide expert opinions on a wide range of policy and practical maritime issues as well as on the major sectors of the shipping market.

This section provides and overview of BIMCO’s spokespeople, their areas, biographical details and photos.

 

Sadan Kaptanoglu

President

Sadan Kaptanoglu

Angus Frew

Secretary General & CEO

Angus Frew

Lars Robert Pedersen

Maritime regulation & environment

Lars Robert Pedersen

Grant Hunter

Maritime contracts & law

Grant Hunter

Peter Sand

Shipping market

Peter Sand

Jakob P. Larsen

Maritime security & cyber security

Jakob P Larsen

Aron Sorensen

Maritime digitalisation, bio fouling & safety

Aron Sorensen

Wei Zhuang

Asian maritime law & regulation

Wei Zhuang

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The most important news and press releases published by BIMCO – including notification when the BIMCO Bulletin is published.

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May 2020

BIMCO, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Videotel partner in online education collaboration

BIMCO, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Ocean Technologies Group subsidiary Videotel have partnered to create a high-quality, accessible educational resource to help maritime students across the globe to continue their studies remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

BIMCO seeks participants for inventory of hazardous materials survey

In an effort to understand the situation that members are facing, BIMCO is launching a survey regarding the European Union’s Ship Recycling Regulations’ (EUSRR) requirement of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) that most cargo ships must comply with from 31 December 2020.

IMO publishes framework of protocols for safe crew changes

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sent a recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic to all IMO member-states, the UN and other stakeholders.

April 2020

BIMCO floating storage clause for tankers: what to cover

The practice of charterers using oil tankers for floating storage is certainly not a new concept. What’s different with the current demand for storage is the huge number of ships being time chartered for floating storage purposes due to the collapse in oil prices, partly as a result of COVID-19. Therefore, BIMCO is receiving enquiries about “floating storage” clauses and questions about what additional wording owners should consider adding to their time charters.

New bunker alert service available for BIMCO members

Bunker fuel is a key element in the running of ships, and problems related to bunkers can massively impact daily operations. Information about bunker quality issues is of high value and BIMCO has therefore entered into a new cooperation with Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) who publishes regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples.

BIMCO applauds Gibraltar Port Authority in easing restrictions to facilitate crew change

Gibraltar - a major crew changing hub, is following the recommendations proposed by BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and other industry partners, and facilitated by IMO in a circular letter, by easing restrictions to crew change as a result of COVID-19 challenges.

BIMCO provides regulation overview for extension of seafarers’ certificates

In light of the preventive measures taken by ports states, making crew change and repatriation difficult, if not impossible, many flag states and administrations are taking a pragmatic approach to statutory certificates and agreements in line with IMO circular 4204, add. 5.

IMO issues guidance for delays in newbuild vessel deliveries due to COVID-19

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released guidance for cases when COVID-19 results in unforeseen delays in the delivery of newbuild bulk carriers and oil tankers originally scheduled to be delivered before 1 July 2020. The guidance is particularly relevant to shipbuilders, equipment suppliers, shipowners, surveyors and service engineers.

BIMCO grows its membership and share of world cargo fleet

BIMCO is consolidating its position as the biggest shipping organisation in the world, growing its membership fleet both in absolute size and as a share of the world cargo fleet.

March 2020

IMO invites member states to use industry recommendations to facilitate trade

BIMCO, ICS and other industry partners have teamed up and presented the IMO with a list of recommendations for governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic.