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BIMCO imposes travel and meeting restrictions due to Coronavirus

BIMCO is an international association organising training courses, seminars, subcommittee meetings, working groups, etc. worldwide. As a consequence of the current spread of Coronavirus, BIMCO has decided that no BIMCO staff can travel to the Far East until further notice. This decision extends to excluding anyone from personally attending any BIMCO training course, subcommittee meeting, working group, etc. who has been to China in the 14 days prior to the planned event. 

We ask that you please take this decision seriously and inform us if, for this reason, you are unable to attend the event. If possible we will attempt to link you remotely with the event through video conferencing facilities. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause but ask for your understanding.

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  • Poor condition of returned barges triggers BARGEHIRE update

    Disagreements between owners and charterers over the cost of repairing damage to redelivered unmanned barges have prompted a review of BARGEHIRE 2008 to help reduce the risk of disputes. 

  • GENCON 2020 Seminar – We want to hear your opinion!

    The shipping industry’s most widely used dry cargo voyage charter party, GENCON, is being revised and updated for the first time in 25 years and will be published later this year. BIMCO is delighted to invite you to a free seminar on the revised GENCON 1994 charter party and wants to hear your opinion on the new form.

  • BIMCO encourages uniform ship-port data exchange in IMO submission

    BIMCO, flag administrations and port associations have submitted a proposal to the IMO Facilitation Committee to develop IMO guidelines that provide global industry standards for data and data sharing, with the aim to enhance communication and thereby efficiency during port calls.

  • Novel Coronavirus - the importance of contractual clarity

    BIMCO has received numerous enquiries from members uncertain about how the Novel Coronavirus outbreak will impact contracts. The following includes some general remarks, but it is important to evaluate carefully each situation on its own merits.

  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    Read the latest digest of maritime security incidents and the weather forecast for piracy threat areas for the week to come.

  • Coronavirus Outbreak – Advice and updates from BIMCO

    In response to a rising number of enquiries from members, BIMCO is constantly updating its website with contractual and practical advice regarding the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). Please find our designated content page here.

  • WHO declares coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency - BIMCO advises

    Since 23 January 2020, BIMCO has been busy updating members about this serious coronavirus outbreak online and it has now been announced by WHO yesterday that it is officially a global health emergency. BIMCO advises members of how this outbreak can be monitored closely and issues information and guidance accordingly.

  • Have your say on BIMCO’s offshore accommodation charter

    The time charter party for accommodation support vessels currently being developed by a specialist BIMCO subcommittee is ready for wider consultation amongst stakeholders engaged in the offshore accommodation industry.

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