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MEPC reaffirms that early movers of ballast water systems are not penalized

MEPC 71 progressed in ensuring smoother implementation of the ballast water convention. One of the achievements was reaffirming the agreement regarding the provisions for non-penalization of early movers that have installed ballast water management systems according to G8 guidelines.

BIMCO paves the way to IMO strategy on greenhouse gasses

BIMCO contributes actively in the development of IMO's strategy to limit the average global temperature rise below 2°C.

Preventing pest container contamination

Preventing pest container contamination was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98). Cyber risk management, autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

Ballast Water Management – the clock is ticking!

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) enters into force 8 September 2017 and preparation time is running out! 

EU MRV Regulation primary guidance

European Sustainable Shipping Forum(ESSF) subgroup on MRV has completed its work and the results are forwarded for final endorsement by the ESSF Plenary before publication. Draft guidelines on different subjects that will help you in the preparing and making EU MRV Management Plans for individual ships are provided.

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July 2017

MEPC reaffirms that early movers of ballast water systems are not penalized

MEPC 71 progressed in ensuring smoother implementation of the ballast water convention. One of the achievements was reaffirming the agreement regarding the provisions for non-penalization of early movers that have installed ballast water management systems according to G8 guidelines.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the June 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. 

June 2017

BIMCO paves the way to IMO strategy on greenhouse gasses

BIMCO contributes actively in the development of IMO's strategy to limit the average global temperature rise below 2°C.

Shipping industry unites to propose ambitious CO2 reduction objectives to global regulator

Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the IMO concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions.

Ballast Water Management – the clock is ticking!

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) enters into force 8 September 2017 and preparation time is running out! 

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

May 2017

EU MRV Regulation primary guidance

European Sustainable Shipping Forum(ESSF) subgroup on MRV has completed its work and the results are forwarded for final endorsement by the ESSF Plenary before publication. Draft guidelines on different subjects that will help you in the preparing and making EU MRV Management Plans for individual ships are provided.

Crewless ships, cyber security and ballast water issues top agenda for Marine Committee

A broad range of “hot” industry issues kept BIMCO’s Marine Committee busy at its recent meeting at BIMCO House.

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

EU MRV Regulation and approved Verification Bodies

Now 11 verification companies have been approved as verifiers to EU MRV Regulation.