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December 2017

BIMCO CEO extends contract 5 years

BIMCO’s Secretary General & CEO, Angus Frew, will extend his contract to the end of 2022. His top priority in 2018 will be environmental legislation. Over the past four years, Frew has been instrumental in modernising BIMCO and in increasing its member-focus.

BIMCO and FONASBA launch new general agency agreement

BIMCO and FONASBA, the worldwide organisation representing shipbrokers and ship agents, have once again joined forces to create and launch a new general agency agreement for port agents, shipowners and ship operators contracting port agency services.

November 2017

BIMCO and the UN World Food Programme issues modernised charter party

BIMCO has together with the UN World Food Programme (WFP), updated and modernised the WORLDFOOD voyage charter party used by the UN organisation to transport food to emergency areas around the world. The aim was to create a contract that made WFP’s work easier and faster.

Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum agrees on major industry goals

Carbon emissions, safety and cyber security were at the top of the agenda at the annual Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum which attracted more than 100 delegates.

BIMCO website wins “Best information Experience” award

BIMCO celebrates in London at the User Experience UK Awards.

Have you seen BIMCO's quarterly digital Bulletin? Latest now available to read

The latest BIMCO digital Bulletin is now available and is packed with great articles.

October 2017

BIMCO appoints new Director of Communications

BIMCO has appointed Rasmus Nord Jørgensen as its new Director of Communications to develop the organisation’s communication strategy and increase BIMCO’s media profile.

September 2017

BIMCO President speaks about opportunities and threats for shipping from digitalisation including stressing the human element

The BIMCO President Mr Papagiannopoulos highlighted the main opportunities and threats for shipping coming from digitalisation at the 3rd ShipIT conference in Athens on 27 September 2017. The opportunities and threats include the admin burden on board ships, autonomous ships, blockchain, cyber risk management and not least the human elements of all these issues. 

BIMCO launches practical guide to support BWM Convention entry into force

BIMCO has launched a practical guide for shipmasters managing new ballast water management systems. It coincides with the entry into force of the IMO's Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents

BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries.

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