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October 2018

Updates to BIMCO and IBIA’s bunkering guide

One of BIMCO & IBIA’s most popular pamphlets has been updated and can be downloaded free of charge.

Cyber security survey shows more action is needed in the industry

The result of a cyber security survey launched by BIMCO, Fairplay and ABS Advanced Solutions shows that while the number of cyber related attacks within the last 12 months has declined; protective measures, training and awareness need to improve.

BIMCO and industry partners to launch hull underwater cleaning standard

In response to growing concerns over the impact of hull biofouling on the marine environment, BIMCO and a group of industry partners have set out to create an internationally recognised standard.

BIMCO kicks off its first Advisory Panel in Asia

On Monday, BIMCO hosted an Advisory Panel in Singapore with the aim to continue to strengthen the shipping voice of members across Asia and establish a new platform for dialogue and involvement.

September 2018

First BIMCO 2020 bunker clause fast tracked for October

BIMCO will produce several clauses dealing with specific issues related to 2020, as making one clause to fit all concerns was deemed unworkable. The first 2020 clause – focused on compliance - may be published as soon as end October.

The new digital BIMCO Bulletin is out

The new BIMCO magazine the “Bulletin” is out and zooming in on challenges and questions asked ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap. “Sulphur cap consequences will draw focus for two years,” BIMCO’s Secretary General, Angus Frew, points out in his foreword. Also, read the latest market analysis by Peter Sand and read why shipowners urgently need a fuel-management plan.

Bad bunker risk will rise in 2020: Bunker states must take action

Recent reports of a rise in fuel contamination cases have increased the industry’s concerns over quality and safety of blended fuels as 2020 approaches. And for a good reason. A spike in demand for new low sulphur blends from 1 January 2020 will greatly increase the risk of contamination. Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO calls for bunker states to take responsibility.

August 2018

Former BIMCO Secretary General dies

It is with great sadness that we can inform our members that Carsten Melchiors has passed away after a period of illness.

July 2018

BIMCO expels ShipNEXT from membership

BIMCO has terminated its agreement with ShipNEXT that allowed the use of BIMCO contracts on its trading platform and expelled the company from its membership after it repeatedly and falsely claimed that BIMCO supported its trading platform.

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