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June 2017

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.

IMO’s Legal Committee encourages ratification of 2010 HNS Protocol

At last week’s meeting of the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), states repeated their support for the international liability and compensation regime for damage in connection with the carriage of hazardous and noxious substances by sea. 

Call for consistency in application of oil spill compensation provisions

A call for the consistent application of the Civil Liability Convention (CLC) and Fund Conventions was made when the governing bodies of the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds met in London on 24 and 25 April. BIMCO was represented as an observer delegation.

Confusion on the use of manoeuvring fuel in the Panama Canal

The use of maneuvering fuel when passing Panama Canal waters has been stated by the Panama Canal Authorities after a change in their notifications.

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