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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. 

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November 2017

Plague outbreak in Madagascar - what you need to know

Information about the plague outbreak in Madagascar and any advice needed. 

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.

October 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.

What is the difference between dynamic separation and liquefaction?

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

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. 

IMO issues warning on sea transport of Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilizer (non-hazardous)

IMO issues warning on the dangers of carrying ammonium nitrate based fertilizers (non-hazardous) in bulk and advises on safety precautions for safe carriage.

September 2017

BIMCO President speaks about opportunities and threats for shipping from digitalisation including stressing the human element

The BIMCO President Mr Papagiannopoulos highlighted the main opportunities and threats for shipping coming from digitalisation at the 3rd ShipIT conference in Athens on 27 September 2017. The opportunities and threats include the admin burden on board ships, autonomous ships, blockchain, cyber risk management and not least the human elements of all these issues. 

Maritime Labour Convention - check out the new regulations adopted!

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 which entered into force on 20 August 2013 has undergone a second round of amendments in 2016. Find out what these amendments are.