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Send in your nominations: 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is looking for suggestions for nominees for the annual IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2017.

Enhanced guidance to PSC officers prepared by IMO HTW 4

The 4th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 4) ended 3 February 2017 in London.

MLC Alert - 2014 MLC Amendments to enter into force on 18 January

The first set of amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) dealing with financial security and shipowners' liability are due to enter into force on 18 January 2017. 

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April 2017

US regulations affecting your ships - get the March 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.  

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.

March 2017

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.

BIMCO encourages proposals to stop injuries caused by free fall boats

New regulations for lifting appliances and lifesaving appliances are approaching. BIMCO co-sponsors a paper to stop accidents caused by free fall lifeboats during drills.

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.  

February 2017

Send in your nominations: 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is looking for suggestions for nominees for the annual IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2017.

Enhanced guidance to PSC officers prepared by IMO HTW 4

The 4th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 4) ended 3 February 2017 in London.

Latest issue of BIMCO’s digital Bulletin now available

The latest BIMCO digital Bulletin is now ready for you to read and enjoy.

January 2017

HTW 4 to be held next week

The 4th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 4) will be held from 30 January to 3 February 2017 in London. BIMCO will be represented at the meeting.