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July 2021

New BIMCO clause clarifies contractual position on AIS switch-off

BIMCO has published a new charter party clause to help tackle potential abuse by sanctions busters of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) which is mandatory for all ships to use under regulations for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

BIMCO issues updated list of restrictions on scrubber wash water discharge

BIMCO has issued an updated list of local restrictions on the discharge of the wash water from Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers.

BIMCO updating Infectious or Contagious Diseases Clauses to address pandemics

The experiences of operating during the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges this has created have prompted a review of the BIMCO Infectious or Contagious Diseases Clauses (the "IOCD Clauses”).

June 2021

Industry’s support for piracy declaration rises to nearly 350 signatures

Steadily increasing support for the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy, combined with Nigeria announcing significant investment to address the ongoing piracy issue in the Gulf of Guinea, raises hope that efforts are on the right track to end piracy in the region and increase safety for seafarers.

Shipping industry urges governments to act on USD 5 billion decarbonisation fund

The shipping industry has welcomed the growing momentum for a USD 5 billion R&D Fund for shipping, but is calling on governments to act in line with their climate commitments and not waste more time in moving forward with decisive action to support the decarbonisation of the industry.

UN report confirms urgent need for action against Nigerian piracy

In a report published 9 June 2021, the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) provides an interesting view into on the piracy problem emanating from the Niger Delta, and explains in detail why there is an urgent need for international cooperation to change the situation.

The June BIMCO Bulletin magazine is out

Get the latest insight and interviews in the new edition of BIMCO’s Bulletin magazine.

BIMCO sets sights on a global electronic bill of lading standard

BIMCO is to develop an electronic bill of lading standard for the dry and liquid bulk sectors as a key component of a global initiative to accelerate trade digitalisation.

May 2021

Change at the helm of BIMCO Documentary Committee

Documentary Committee Chairman Francis Sarre of CMB has, after six years in the driver’s seat, passed over the reins of BIMCO’s contracts and clauses approval body to Nick Fell of BW Group. Fell takes over as Chairman at a time when the industry needs strong contractual solutions, not least due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BIMCO tackles challenging carbon rules with new charter party clauses

BIMCO’s documentary experts have begun preparing charter party clauses to assist owners and charterers comply with complex new carbon regulations due to come into force in 2023.

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