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December 2017

California Biofouling and Ballast Water Management requirements 2018

California State Lands Commission - Information about the implementation of biofouling management requirements and a reminder about existing reporting requirements.

EU Monitoring process starts 1 January 2018

After a period of preparation of monitoring plans, the EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying (EU MRV) regulation starts its first reporting period 1 January 2018.

New rules for ships calling at Honduran ports

The Honduran Maritime Authority has announced that all vessels visiting Honduran waters or requesting anchoring within the jurisdictional waters of Honduras, need to arrange stand-by marine pollution response with a local oil and HNS spills response organisation (OSRO).

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

BIMCO CEO extends contract 5 years

BIMCO’s Secretary General & CEO, Angus Frew, will extend his contract to the end of 2022.

BIMCO CEO extends contract 5 years

BIMCO’s Secretary General & CEO, Angus Frew, will extend his contract to the end of 2022. His top priority in 2018 will be environmental legislation. Over the past four years, Frew has been instrumental in modernising BIMCO and in increasing its member-focus.

MPA Singapore jumpstarts IMO data collection system

A year before IMO launches it's data collection system (DCS) in 2019, the Maritime and Port Authorities of Singapore (MPA Singapore) has started a voluntary data collection of fuel oil consumption.

USCG Assisting Commandant Ballast Water series

The USCG Assistant Commandant for prevention policy have over the past week published a series on the USCG Ballast Water regulations.

November 2017

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.

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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