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September 2018

BIMCO attends IMO meeting to seek harmonization of Port State Control procedures

BIMCO representatives will attend an IMO Sub-committee meeting to help assure a smooth exchange of information in the industry and avoid cases of duplicate entries of national Port Control inspection data.

August 2018

Pest Alert – Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Vessels Beware!

Seasonal measures introduced by Australia, New Zealand and Chile to combat marmorated stink bug risk.

Maritime authorities kick off a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on air pollution

The Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control starts a inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI (Air pollution) from 1 Sept to 30 Nov 2018 – Checklist and Guidance provided.

Ballast Water - Discussions with USCG on Current Extension Policy

This is an extract of a report 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. The full CSA report is also provided. 

Vessel General Permit (VGP) 3.0 – Where is it?

This is an extract of a report 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. The full CSA report is also provided. 

USCG – Vessel Response Plan – Salvage and Marine Firefighting Geographic Specific Appendices (GSAs)

This is an extract of a report 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. The full CSA report is also provided. 

July 2018

US regulations affecting your ships - get the June 2018 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. 

China bans scrapping of foreign ships by end of year

The Chinese government has vowed to put an end to the scrapping of ships not carrying a Chinese flag.

China cuts age of import ships further to reduce emissions

The Chinese Ministry of Transport has announced new regulations requiring all ships imported for domestic use, and Chinese flagged ships for international use, to be compliant with IMO Tier II emissions standards from 1 September 2018, in a bid to cut NOx emissions from diesel engines.

June 2018

Asian gypsy moth season strikes again

The Asian gypsy moth season is here again. A reminder to all members calling at areas considered AGM high risk to be aware of the AGM requirements issued by various governments to prevent entry of AGM into their countries.

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