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October 2017

Suez Canal Sea Trials – owners’ or charterers’ costs under time charter?

BIMCO has received numerous questions related to the costs of “sea trials” in the Suez Canal – mainly creating disputes for ships transiting for the first time.

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

Sanctions related to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

The President of the United States of America has signed an Executive Order ‘Imposing additional sanctions with respect to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

September 2017

Early warning issued by New Zealand for Asian Gypsy Moth regulations

A new set of Asian Gypsy moth (AGM) regulations has been issued by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand (NZ). Members entering or intending to enter NZ waters need to familiarise themselves of these new requirements.  

New standards for port calls makes the stay much easier

New definitions for a ship’s stay in port will increase efficiency.

Philippine immigration restrictions

The Philippine government has decided to tighten security regarding entry of certain nationalities into the Philippines.

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

August 2017

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

Turkish Straits - new transit time implemented

The Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, has on 28 July 2017, amended the 'transit' rule in the Maritime Traffic Regulations for the Turkish Straits, from 48 hours to 168 hours.

July 2017

US regulations affecting your ships - get the June 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. 

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