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Shipping Industry Launches New Security Resources for World Fleet

International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners.

The new digital BIMCO Bulletin is out

You can follow the link below to read all our stories – or you can download the BIMCO Bulletin Magazine app and consume our articles on your favourite mobile device.

BIMCO supports push to step up fight against maritime corruption

BIMCO is helping the industry raise its voice against maritime corruption and supports initiatives that help fight unfair trade.

New bunker terms now available for use

The new BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 that were approved by the Documentary Committee last week in New York have now been published. Sample copies of the BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 together with comprehensive explanatory notes are available from BIMCO’s website. Secure and authenticated Word copies are available from BIMCO’s contract editing systems IDEA and SmartCon.

Cross industry group sets new standard with revised bunker contract

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee approved a new set of standard bunker terms, developed by a cross-industry group, in New York on 2 May. The BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 improve on the previous edition with a maximum limit of the parties’ liabilities – a key change that will lead to wider adoption of the contract.

Cross industry group sets new standard with revised bunker contract

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee approved a new set of standard bunker terms, developed by a cross-industry group, in New York on 2 May. The BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 improve on the previous edition with a maximum limit of the parties’ liabilities – a key change that will lead to wider adoption of the contract.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the June 2018 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 bans scrapping of foreign ships by end of year

The Chinese government has vowed to put an end to the scrapping of ships not carrying a Chinese flag.

China cuts age of import ships further to reduce emissions

The Chinese Ministry of Transport has announced new regulations requiring all ships imported for domestic use, and Chinese flagged ships for international use, to be compliant with IMO Tier II emissions standards from 1 September 2018, in a bid to cut NOx emissions from diesel engines.

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.

Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods

Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 99). Autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

IMO pave the way for future autonomous shipping

For the first time, IMO will discuss the maritime autonomous ships. The use of autonomous ships – or so-called unmanned ships - will create the need for a regulatory framework for such ships and their interaction and co-existence with manned ships.

Weekly piracy reports and analysis

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

Wildlife taskforce alert

Please find attached the 1 July 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning “seashells a common misdeclaration tactic related to illicit ivory and pangolin shipments". 

Weekly piracy reports and analysis

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

China bans scrapping of foreign ships by end of year

The Chinese government has vowed to put an end to the scrapping of ships not carrying a Chinese flag.

China cuts age of import ships further to reduce emissions

The Chinese Ministry of Transport has announced new regulations requiring all ships imported for domestic use, and Chinese flagged ships for international use, to be compliant with IMO Tier II emissions standards from 1 September 2018, in a bid to cut NOx emissions from diesel engines.

Asian gypsy moth season strikes again

The Asian gypsy moth season is here again. A reminder to all members calling at areas considered AGM high risk to be aware of the AGM requirements issued by various governments to prevent entry of AGM into their countries.

Cargoes that liquefy – better understanding of dynamic separation and free slurry effect and how master and crew can take action

ClassNK and Rio Tinto issue important information on safe shipment of solid bulk cargoes relating to dynamic separation and resulting free slurry surface effect.

Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods

Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 99). Autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

IMO pave the way for future autonomous shipping

For the first time, IMO will discuss the maritime autonomous ships. The use of autonomous ships – or so-called unmanned ships - will create the need for a regulatory framework for such ships and their interaction and co-existence with manned ships.

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.

Overview of the trade war and the effect on shipping

The trade war adds painful uncertainty for the shipping industry, as it distorts the free flow of goods, changes trade lanes and makes it difficult for ship operators and owners to position their ships efficiently in the market.

US firing shots at allies as exemption of EU, Canada and Mexico ends

Months of uncertainty about the potential exemptions of the EU, Canada and Mexico’s exports of steel and aluminium to the US have ended, and with a hard hit.

Container shipping: Change required for higher rates

Overcapacity remains in the sector, where fleet growth is extremely uneven.

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.

Shipping KPIs monthly news May 2018

New privacy policy and terms of use for the BIMCO Shipping KPI due to forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation on 25 May 2018.

Shipping KPIs monthly news April 2018

Hamburg, Germany is the next stop in our series of BIMCO Shipping KPI relaunch events. Register now for this free event being held on Tuesday 24/04/2018. 

BIMCO Shipping KPI standard version 3.0 activated as of 2018-Q1

Exciting news!  BIMCO Shipping KPI version 3.0 - activated