The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Labour Organisation (ILO).
BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 4 December 2020
1. IMOBIMCO shared our support for the emotional IMO dedication of UN Human Rights' Day to the seafarers.
3. Government States
Pages related to seafarers certificates extension have been updated
Pages related to seafarers certificates extension and general procedures have been updated with the following notably updates
Poland shared circular letter 4232/add. 7 through IMO allowing further extensions to:
BIMCO is continuously monitoring COVID-19 restrictions and its impact on the shipping industry in particular on crew changes. Below are some of the type of information currently being provided by BIMCO :
You can also view all information on our COVID-19 landing page.
MSC.7/circ.1/Rev.15 - India, Montenegro, Panama, Sri Lanka and Tunisia are added. The list contains now,
Access BIMCO's COVID-19 related articles and advice.
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
For general guidance and information on cargo-related queries.
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