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  • New law in California, USA, affecting shipowners’ liability for oil pollution

    Members are advised that amendments to the so-called Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1990 in the State of California on criminal fines for oil spill violations in state waters entered into force on 1 January 2021. BIMCO takes the opportunity to remind members about the importance of strict compliance with this and other environmental laws.

  • Indian holiday supplement available for the BIMCO calendar

    With great appreciation to our contributing members, BIMCO is now able to issue the BIMCO Holiday Calendar 2021 Supplement.

  • RightShip and INTERCARGO announce important new quality standard for dry bulk sector to be governed by new NGO

    RightShip and INTERCARGO have today announced the launch of an important new quality standard for the dry bulk sector, DryBMS. The standard will be governed by a new NGO to be established later this year and will support the improvement of safety in the dry bulk segment.

  • Nigeria Port Integrity Survey

    The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched an anonymous Port Integrity Survey to assess the impact of MACN’s efforts in Nigeria and to better understand the evolving situation in Nigerian ports and terminals.

  • Transparency and dialogue between owners and charterers key to crew change challenge

    World trade has to flow - we get that. Charterers have contractual obligations under short term spot charters that sometimes leave little room for delays - we get that too. Owners are responsible for managing and relieving their crews - that's not in doubt either. But what we don't accept is that a minority of charterers may simply be looking the other way when they are presented with a ship that also happens to be in need of a crew change. We don't expect charterers to foot the bill and we recognise that hiring ships is a matter of commercial negotiation - but we see no reason why charterers and owners should not have an open and honest dialogue to try to find a solution for much needed crew changes.

  • BIMCO welcomes Danish move on navy in Gulf of Guinea

    BIMCO welcomes the appointment of a Danish Special Representative for Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea, Ambassador Jens-Otto Horslund.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report

    The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 15 January 2021

  • The International Maritime Bureau publishes 2020 piracy report

    The ICC International Maritime Bureau has published its annual piracy report, which details the incidents of piracy and armed robberies in 2020. The Gulf of Guinea saw the highest ever number of crew kidnapped in 2020. 

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PORTS 380cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 325 → (+0) 414 ↓ (-1) 451 ↓ (-7)
Singapore 344 ↓ (-1) 455 ↑ (+2) 468 ↓ (-1)
Fujairah 341 ↓ (-6) 448 ↓ (-8) 530 ↓ (-5)
Copenhagen 341 ↓ (-5) 421 ↓ (-3) 468 ↓ (-4)
Gothenburg 338 ↓ (-5) 418 ↓ (-3) 465 ↓ (-4)
St. Petersburg 318 ↑ (+1) 415 ↑ (+6) 460 ↓ (-7)
Tallinn 340 → (+0) 431 ↓ (-1) 494 ↓ (-9)
Gibraltar 358 ↓ (-2) 437 ↓ (-3) 489 → (+0)
Pireaus 357 ↓ (-1) 460 ↓ (-2) 482 ↓ (-1)
Istanbul 450 ↓ (-5) 500 ↓ (-5)
Houston 327 ↑ (+1) 420 ↑ (+2) 487 ↑ (+3)
Panama Canal 350 ↑ (+3) 425 ↓ (-4) 500 ↑ (+5)
Santos 446 ↓ (-6) 446 ↓ (-6) 518 → (+0)
Buenos Aires 480 → (+0) 570 → (+0)
Hamburg 340 → (+0) 415 ↓ (-5) 465 ↓ (-10)
Riga 338 → (+0) 429 ↓ (-1) 490 ↓ (-9)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 327 → (+0) 416 ↓ (-1) 453 ↓ (-7)
New York 349 ↑ (+1) 439 ↑ (+1) 497 ↑ (+3)
Philadelphia 352 ↑ (+1) 444 ↑ (+1) 502 ↑ (+3)
Hong Kong 351 ↓ (-3) 437 ↓ (-4) 451 ↓ (-7)
Genoa 348 ↓ (-13) 458 ↓ (-8) 523 ↓ (-7)
Augusta 391 ↓ (-12) 497 ↑ (+1) 523 ↓ (-11)
Rio de Janeiro 451 ↓ (-6) 451 ↓ (-6) 488 → (+0)
Bremerhaven 330 → (+0) 435 ↓ (-5) 480 ↓ (-10)
Paranagua 476 ↓ (-6) 476 ↓ (-6) 551 → (+0)
Rio Grande 476 ↓ (-6) 476 ↓ (-6) 552 → (+0)
Recife
Salvador 484 ↓ (-6) 484 ↓ (-6) 533 → (+0)
Fortaleza 462 ↓ (-6) 462 ↓ (-6) 541 → (+0)
Fremantle 580 → (+0) 610 → (+0)
Belem 505 ↓ (-6) 505 ↓ (-6) 565 → (+0)
Tubarao 471 ↓ (-6) 471 ↓ (-6) 541 → (+0)
Curacao 523 → (+0) 673 → (+0)
New Orleans 345 → (+0) 435 ↑ (+7) 507 ↑ (+10)
Manaus 485 ↓ (-6) 485 ↓ (-6) 529 → (+0)
Niteroi 451 ↑ (+3) 451 ↑ (+3) 493 → (+0)
Praia Mole 471 ↓ (-6) 471 ↓ (-6) 541 → (+0)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 505 ↓ (-6) 505 ↓ (-6) 565 → (+0)
Vitoria 471 ↓ (-6) 471 ↓ (-6) 541 → (+0)
Itaqui (XP) 508 ↓ (-6) 508 ↓ (-6) 559 → (+0)
Miami 382 ↑ (+1) 533 ↑ (+3)