Joint industry launches latest industry guidelines on cyber security

The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released. The latest practical advice has been compiled by the joint industry group, which is led by BIMCO.

BIMCO paves the way to IMO strategy on greenhouse gasses

BIMCO contributes actively in the development of IMO's strategy to limit the average global temperature rise below 2°C.

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BARECON team sets sights on victory

Following swiftly on the heels of the recent Ocean Victory judgment by the UK Supreme Court, the BARECON revision team has reviewed the insurance clauses of this widely used contract.

NYPE 2015 campaign draws to close as use of new edition grows

After 18 months touring the world to promote the use of NYPE 2015, BIMCO’s campaign team concluded their seminar series in front of enthusiastic audiences in Rotterdam and Hamburg.

Updated SUPPLYTIME sets new benchmark for offshore charters

BIMCO has published a new edition of SUPPLYTIME, its widely used time charter party for offshore support vessels.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the June 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 June report is also provided. 

BIMCO paves the way to IMO strategy on greenhouse gasses

BIMCO contributes actively in the development of IMO's strategy to limit the average global temperature rise below 2°C.

Shipping industry unites to propose ambitious CO2 reduction objectives to global regulator

Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the IMO concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions.

MEPC reaffirms that early movers of ballast water systems are not penalized

MEPC 71 progressed in ensuring smoother implementation of the ballast water convention. One of the achievements was reaffirming the agreement regarding the provisions for non-penalization of early movers that have installed ballast water management systems according to G8 guidelines.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the June 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 June report is also provided. 

China conducts concentration inspection campaign on international bulk carriers

The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) conducts  Port State Inspection Concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on international bulk carriers and bulk carriers converted from tankers.

Quarterly security reports for the Gulf of Guinea

MDAT GoG have published useful quarterly reports which capture the past 6 months of incidents in the Gulf of Guinea.

BIMCO appoints new Head of Maritime Security

BIMCO has appointed Philip Tinsley as its new Head of Maritime Security.

Weekly piracy reports and analysis

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

Update on the Qatar situation

The cutting of diplomatic ties with Qatar imposed by a number of Arab states with effect from 6 June 2017 has also impacted the operation of ships in the area due to the restrictions imposed. 

US regulations affecting your ships - get the May 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 May report is also provided. 

BIMCO in Bloomberg Intelligence webinar: Container liner industry outlook

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst Peter Sand will be speaking at the Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) Webinar on 29 June 2017 at 16:00 CEST.

The vintage converted VLOC's still make economic sense

There are few purely economic incentives to demolish VLOC’s converted from VLCC’s, as they have secured freight rates and employment on long-term time charter contracts a long time ago. There is also no incentive to sell your ship for immediate profit, as the value of a converted VLOC currently in service, is the same in the secondhand market as the demolition market. 

BIMCO on Bloomberg Intelligence Webinar

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst Peter Sand, will be speaking at the Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) Webinar on 23 May 2017 at 10:30 (15:30 GMT).

Joint industry launches latest industry guidelines on cyber security

The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released. The latest practical advice has been compiled by the joint industry group, which is led by BIMCO.

BIMCO appoints new Head of Maritime Security

BIMCO has appointed Philip Tinsley as its new Head of Maritime Security.

Shipping industry unites to propose ambitious CO2 reduction objectives to global regulator

Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the IMO concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions.

Chinese Ministry of Transport visits BIMCO HQ

The Chinese Ministry of Transport (Water Transport Bureau), along with  the Danish Maritime Agency visited BIMCO HQ to discuss the Chinese One Belt One Road initiative, among others.

Network with BIMCO & marine insurance experts in Taipei

We welcome all BIMCO members and friends to meet us in Taipei for a networking evening & reception together with marine insurance training participants on 15 June 2017.

BIMCO Sailing Shanghai on 10 June!

BIMCO would like to invite you to our “BIMCO Sailing Shanghai” event on 10 June 2017 at Dian Shan Lake in Shanghai.

Preventing pest container contamination

Preventing pest container contamination was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98). Cyber risk management, autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

BIMCO welcomes first peek through the Maritime Single Window

From 2019 new mandatory requirements on electronic exchange of information will require public authorities to establish systems to assist ship clearance processes.

BIMCO looking at the Maritime Single Window at FAL 41

In 2019 the new mandatory requirements on Electronic Data Interchange requires public authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes.

Seafarers' Identity document - amendments entered into force improving access for shore leave

Improvements to seafarers' Identity document entered into force, facilitating better access to shore leave for seafarers.  

Paris MoU releases results on concentrated inspection campaign on MLC, 2006

Paris MoU releases results on Concentrated Inspection Campaign for MLC, 2006

EU MRV Regulation and approved Verification Bodies

Now 11 verification companies have been approved as verifiers to EU MRV Regulation.

Fake invoices

Fake invoices

BIMCO has been advised of another attempted fraud by a company, which demanded payment from a BIMCO member for services never requested by, or rendered to, their ship.

Fake invoices

The Philippine province of Zambales - Update on local fees that appear to conflict with UNCLOS

Ships have been charged with “user fees” related to a 'monitoring' system implemented in the Philippine province of Zambales. BIMCO believes this system is inconsistent with UNCLOS.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the February 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 report is also provided.  

Philippines – update on local fees that appear to conflict with UNCLOS

Ships have been charged with “user fees” related to a 'monitoring' system implemented in the Philippine Province of Zambales. BIMCO believes this system is inconsistent with UNCLOS. An update highlights a number of changes that have not been addressed.