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BIMCO adopts 2020 bunker clauses

BIMCO has developed two 2020 bunker clauses that deal with general compliance and the transitional period for an early December release.

BIMCO launches survey to highlight biofouling management

Biofouling is getting increasing attention and pressure for biofouling management is mounting. Therefore, BIMCO is launching a survey to gain insight into how shipowners are managing the topic.

BIMCO very satisfied with carriage ban and fuel quality reporting compromise

BIMCO was very satisfied with several developments at the meeting of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee at the International Maritime Organization 22-26 October. 

BIMCO adopts 2020 bunker clauses

BIMCO has developed two 2020 bunker clauses that deal with general compliance and the transitional period for an early December release.

2020 Transitional Fuel Clause imminent

BIMCO’s 2020 Bunker Clause working group is pushing hard to finish work on two key clauses addressing the global switch to 0.5% sulphur content fuel on 1 January 2020.

First BIMCO 2020 bunker clause fast tracked for October

BIMCO will produce several clauses dealing with specific issues related to 2020, as making one clause to fit all concerns was deemed unworkable. The first 2020 clause – focused on compliance - may be published as soon as end October.

BIMCO adopts 2020 bunker clauses

BIMCO has developed two 2020 bunker clauses that deal with general compliance and the transitional period for an early December release.

BIMCO launches survey to highlight biofouling management

Biofouling is getting increasing attention and pressure for biofouling management is mounting. Therefore, BIMCO is launching a survey to gain insight into how shipowners are managing the topic.

IOPC Funds meeting October 2018

BIMCO was represented at the recent meeting which coincided with the fortieth anniversary of the Funds. Agenda issues included the importance of maintaining legislation in line with treaty law provisions, difficulties occasionally encountered with non-International Group insurers, the Funds’ current compensation cases and a report on developments with the HNS Convention.

Updates to BIMCO and Paris MoU’s inspection guide

BIMCO and the participating administration of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding of Port State Control (Paris MoU) have updated the pamphlet “The Inspection Regime on Paris MoU”.

BIMCO publishes list of options for discharging scrubber wash water

BIMCO issues a list of scrubber regulation related to the discharge of the wash water

IMO to further develop IGF code

BIMCO attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5) to further develop the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels.  

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.

Wildlife transport taskforce intelligence bulletin

Please find attached the 1 July 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Intelliegence Bulletin, concerning smuggling of blocks/tablets made from leopard bones.

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.

Shipowners urged to check coverage as reissuance of Vessel General Permit is delayed

The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the awaited third Vessel General Permit (VGP 3.0) will be delayed, putting pressure on shipowners and operators to make sure they are covered prior to the December 18 deadline.

Preliminary ice forecast for new winter season 2018 -2019 for Gulf of Finland

Some provisional ice forecast conditions for the new winter season 2018-2019 on the Gulf of Finland around areas of St.Petersburg, Ust-Luga and Vyborg/Vysotsk.

China says no ban on open loop scrubbers in sight

China officials have confirmed that there are no plans to impose a ban on open loop scrubbers in the country, as long as they are in compliance with prevailing regulation.

IMO to further develop IGF code

BIMCO attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5) to further develop the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels.  

BIMCO attends meeting to work on Cargo Stowage and Securing Code

BIMCO representatives from the Maritime Information Department have attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5), held at the IMO London headquarters from 10 to 14 September 2018.

IMO: Carriage of Cargoes and Containers - cargoes that may liquefy

BIMCO representatives from the Maritime Information Department have attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5), held at the IMO London headquarters from 10 to 14 September 2018.

Macroeconomics: Adverse trade politics and rising trade barriers are challenging the industry

The effects of rising barriers to trade, capital flowing out of emerging market economies, and the elevated geopolitical risk are now clear to everyone.

No US Crude oil exports to China for second month in a row

For the seventh month in a row total US crude oil exports excluding china hit a new all-time high reaching 7.9 million tonnes in September.

US Soya Bean exports to China are down by 97%

The trade war and particularly the Chinese tariffs on imports of US soya beans can now clearly be seen with the start of the soya bean exporting period in the US. 

Fake invoices

BIMCO has been advised of yet another attempted fraud against one of our members.

Fake invoices

BIMCO has been advised of yet another attempted fraud against one of our members.

Fake invoices

BIMCO has been advised of yet another attempted fraud against one of our members.

BIMCO urges IMO to harmonise digital data reporting

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

BIMCO project shows 80% admin-workload reduction for masters

The Maritime Reporting Model (MRM), developed by BIMCO and partners, can reduce the administrative workload for ship masters by 80% in connection with port calls, which can enhance the masters focus on safely navigating the ship.