Governments failed to agree way forward on encouraging consistency in the application of the CLC and Fund Conventions

The governing bodies of the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds met in London from 30 October to 2 November 2017. Donald Chard, consultant to BIMCO, reports from the meeting where BIMCO also introduced the new specialist RESPONSCON agreements.

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Governments failed to agree way forward on encouraging consistency in the application of the CLC and Fund Conventions

The governing bodies of the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds met in London from 30 October to 2 November 2017. Donald Chard, consultant to BIMCO, reports from the meeting where BIMCO also introduced the new specialist RESPONSCON agreements.

Have you seen BIMCO's digital Bulletin? November issue now available to read

The latest BIMCO digital Bulletin is now available and is packed with great articles.

SUPPLYTIME show draws Dutch interest

The first of a series of free public seminars on the new edition of SUPPLYTIME was held in Rotterdam on 12 October.

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

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

Port reception facilities and port state control on the agenda

IMO will hold its 4th Sub-committee meeting on Implementation of IMO instruments (III) the so called III 4 meeting 25 to 29 September 2017.

BIMCO urges harmonisation standards for information exchange

BIMCO called for harmonisation of computer data elements identity. A lack of such harmonisation will lead to excessive administrative burdens when using digital exchange of information between the ship and shore.

ECDIS update

Port state control officers inspecting ships carring ECDIS should take a pragmatic approach if the ECDIS is not updated.

What is the difference between dynamic separation and liquefaction?

A quick and simple illustration on the different phenemena : dynamic separation process and liquefaction.

US maritime alert for ports in Yemen

Members are asked to take notice of the attached alert from the US. 

Weekly piracy reports and analysis

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

Wildlife taskforce alert

Please find attached the 1 November 2017 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert concerning the port of Pemba, Mozambique being vulnerable to illicit wildlife trafficking.  

Early warning issued by New Zealand for Asian Gypsy Moth regulations

A new set of Asian Gypsy moth (AGM) regulations has been issued by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand (NZ). Members entering or intending to enter NZ waters need to familiarise themselves of these new requirements.  

Philippine immigration restrictions

The Philippine government has decided to tighten security regarding entry of certain nationalities into the Philippines.

Argentina – new resolution comes into effect

New resolution from the National Food and Grain Health Authority (SENASA) has come into effect for a testing period of one year.

Australia issues interim arrangements for bauxite cargoes shipped in bulk

Following the IMO revised circular (CCC.1/circ.2/Rev.1 dated 20 September 2017) on bauxite , Australia will now allow for the new testing procedure and schedules for bauxite to be applied for all bauxite cargoes in bulk shipped from Australia.

What is the difference between dynamic separation and liquefaction?

A quick and simple illustration on the different phenemena : dynamic separation process and liquefaction.

Container shipping: testing the strength of the market makes spot rates drop

Because of the liner companies' interest in "testing" the strength of the market, they deploy tonnage into the trades until the freight drop! Only by doing that, can they reveal the true strength of demand

Tanker shipping: Q4 only delivers temporary upside as overcapacity remains an issue

This is the highest global oil demand ever but it's also a large and growing fleet. What the tanker market needs most right now is more tankers engaged in floating storage facility.

Dry bulk shipping: take good care of the recovery

This ongoing recovery is still in a "fragile" state - demand has increased but so has supply.

BIMCO launches practical guide to support BWM Convention entry into force

BIMCO has launched a practical guide for shipmasters managing new ballast water management systems. It coincides with the entry into force of the IMO's Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents

BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries.

BIMCO launches Advanced Maritime Training Week for senior managers

BIMCO has launched a new top level course for experienced senior industry professionals.

Cargo Alert -be aware of the liquefaction danger of loading nickel ore from Philippines and Indonesia

BIMCO reminds members of the dangers of loading nickel ore cargoes from Philippines and Indonesia.

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

Have you seen BIMCO's digital Bulletin? November issue now available to read

The latest BIMCO digital Bulletin is now available and is packed with great articles.

Fake invoices

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

Chartering fraud

BIMCO is aware that fraudsters, previously mainly trying to trick owners into paying large amounts by way of “liner in costs”, have expanded their “business” into time charter. Owners should be vigilant and at all times ensure they know their counterpart.

Fake invoices

BIMCO has been advised of yet another attempted fraud by an entity called ...

Indian service tax - update 5 May

BIMCO continues to hear back from members on the issue of the Indian Service Tax. 

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.  

Shipping KPIs monthly news October 2017

The updated BIMCO Shipping KPI will be released within the first quarter of 2018.

Shipping KPIs monthly news September 2017

This month, Shipping KPIs news covers data entry and guides you on how to upload data to Shipping KPIs database by using CSV (Comma Separated Values) files.

Shipping KPI monthly news August 2017

The Shipping KPI's August news talks about how the "Help and Support" works. The Help Q&A covers major functions of Shipping KPI, very useful for new users.