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March 2020

BIMCO publishes COVID-19 guidelines for office workspaces

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak started as a locally circulating infection associated with Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market but has since developed into the current pandemic. To assist the shoreside of the maritime industry in taking appropriate protective measures at office workplaces, BIMCO is issuing guidelines intended to help shipping companies avoid spreading of the disease at offices and office buildings.

BIMCO offers free information on ports

As the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to spread across different parts of the world, BIMCO is opening the port information section on its website with the aim to assist the industry.

BIMCO makes all COVID-19-related content free

In view of this extraordinary crisis, BIMCO has made all COVID-19 related content on its website open and free for everyone.

BIMCO activates Covid-19 contingency plan – all services still available

The Danish Government is taking new measures against Covid-19. Until 27 March, all public servants in non-critical jobs have been sent home, all educational institutions, schools and day care facilities are closed, and indoor gatherings have been limited to 100 people. Furthermore, the government has urged all private companies to have as many people as possible working from home, among other things, to slow down the spread of the virus.

Round Table looks at industry challenges

The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) met in Rome in February to discuss current issues and coordinate efforts going into the new decade, widely billed to become one of the most important in shipping’s history.

IMO expects 77% drop in overall SOx emissions from ships

The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) met in Rome in February to exchange their members’ experiences with the implementation of IMO’s 2020 global sulphur regulations.

Round Table to organise joint meeting on Gulf of Guinea piracy

The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) met in Rome in February to discuss current issues including piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

The March issue of the Bulletin magazine is out

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

February 2020

Updates to restrictions related to COVID-19

A summary of adjustments to restricitions related to COVID-19 being issued within the last week

WHO issues interim guidance for managing outbreak on board ships

World Health Organization (WHO) issues interim guidance on operational considerations for managing coronavirus outbreak on board ships. 

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