The trade war’s impact on shipping


BIMCO pays close attention to the trade war since early 2018 when extra tariffs were still just a looming threat. We follow developments in trade between the US and China, how the three major shipping markets are affected and what the phase one agreement, signed in early 2020 does for volumes.




VPS Bunker Alerts

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.

The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.