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November 2020

BIMCO COVID-19 weekly report

The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Seafarer's employment agreement during COVID-19 - Australia informs on updated port state inspections

The Australia Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) updates the temporary arrangements during COVID-19 relating to the maximum period of shipboard service allowed for seafarers under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006).

Crew change requirements -Singapore issues revised circular

The Singapore Maritime Port Authority issued revised crew change requirements on 9 November in the form of PMA circular 42. BIMCO gives a short summary of these requirements.

Crew Change - Shanghai issues notice

With the open of 10 Chinese ports to allow for foreign crew change, Shanghai follows up with the issue of notice on its implementation.

Crew change and repatriation - Governments designate a national focal point of contact

BIMCO provides the information on where you can seek assistance from government states with regard to crew change and repatriation.

October 2020

Argentina pushes forward with new regulations to battle against Asian Gypsy Moth

Argentina has just passed a resolution to enforce phytosanitary measures against Asian gypsy moth (AGM) for international ships arriving at Argentinian ports.

September 2020

Singapore revises further crew change requirements today

The Singapore Maritime Port Authority issued revised crew change requirements today in the form of PMA circular 38. BIMCO gives a short summary of these requirements.

BIMCO updates information on seafarers' Mental Health

BIMCO provides updated information to assist seafarers to cope with the continuous challenges of COVID-19.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - September season starts with 2020-21 measures in place

For the new season beginning September 2020, New Zealand and Australia have introduced the measures to combat increasing spread of  Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMST) coming from targeted "BMST" countries which have now risen to 37 countries with the inclusion of Kazakhstan, Moldova, Portugal and Ukraine.

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