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December 2018

Industry publishes improved cyber guidelines

The third edition of the industry cyber risk management guidelines, Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, addresses the requirement to incorporate cyber risks in the ship’s safety management system (SMS). It also reflects a deeper experience with risk assessments of operational technology (OT) - such as navigational systems and engine controls - and provides more guidance for dealing with the cyber risks to the ship arising from parties in the supply chain.

November 2018

The new digital BIMCO Bulletin is out

The new BIMCO magazine the “Bulletin” is out with articles covering the effect of the US-China trade war, the 2020 sulphur limit and the challenges of ship recycling and ballast water management. “The shipping industry is taking major steps and making huge investments to be ready for (2020) compliance. It is only fair that the nation states party to Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention live up to their end of the agreement,” BIMCO’s Secretary General, Angus Frew, points out in his foreword. Also, read the latest market analysis by Peter Sand and read why now is the wrong time to do business as usual as the trade war rages on.

BIMCO aims to publish cyber security clause in spring 2019

BIMCO is developing a clause dealing with cyber security risks and incidents that might affect the ability of one of the parties to perform their contractual obligations.

Eyes on Asia as BIMCO develops new gas contracts

BIMCO will begin work on two gas-related contracts in early 2019, an LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) Bunker Purchase Contract and a LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) voyage charter party.

BIMCO standard ship repair contracts overhauled

BIMCO has revised and updated its two standard ship repair contracts: REPAIRCON, which is for major work at a repair yard; and MINREPCON, which is for minor repair work that can be done by contractors when a ship is in port.

BIMCO adopts 2020 bunker clauses

BIMCO has developed two 2020 bunker clauses that deal with general compliance and the transitional period for an early December release.

BIMCO launches survey to highlight biofouling management

Biofouling is getting increasing attention and pressure for biofouling management is mounting. Therefore, BIMCO is launching a survey to gain insight into how shipowners are managing the topic.

October 2018

BIMCO very satisfied with carriage ban and fuel quality reporting compromise

BIMCO was very satisfied with several developments at the meeting of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee at the International Maritime Organization 22-26 October. 

Updates to BIMCO and Paris MoU’s inspection guide

BIMCO and the participating administration of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding of Port State Control (Paris MoU) have updated the pamphlet “The Inspection Regime on Paris MoU”.

Tripartite Forum: Shipping Industry prepares for major changes

The shipping industry is on the verge of major changes requiring  strong collaboration between ship builders, ship owners and classification societies, agreed the 70 plus participants of the 2018 Tripartite Forum held in Seoul, South Korea on 11 and 12 October.

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