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March 2020

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. 

BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO launch survey to identify fuel oil issues

The IMO 2020 global sulphur limit for marine fuel oil has now been in force for over one month. BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO are calling on fleet- and vessel managers, as well as technical superintendents, to share their insight and experiences with the new IMO 2020 compliant fuels.

Coronavirus - IMO and WHO issue joint statement

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Maritime Organization  (IMO) have joined forces to issue a joint- statement in response to the challenges faced by the shipping industry during this coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus Outbreak – Advice and updates from BIMCO

In response to a rising number of enquiries from members, BIMCO is constantly updating its website with contractual and practical advice regarding the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). Please find our designated content page here.

January 2020

BIMCO imposes travel and meeting restrictions due to Coronavirus

BIMCO is an international association organising training courses, seminars, subcommittee meetings, working groups, etc. worldwide. As a consequence of the current spread of Coronavirus, BIMCO has decided that no BIMCO staff can travel to the Far East until further notice.

BIMCO issues update on Persian Gulf tensions and sanctions clauses

After the killing of General Qassem Soleimani by a US drone in early January 2020, and the following retaliation by Iran, BIMCO is publishing its view of the escalated tension in the Persian Gulf, as well as advice regarding the new sanctions clauses, and encourages owners, operators and charterers to follow the operational and contractual guidance set out in this article.

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