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.

We hope you are enjoying the Bulletin. Over the course of 2018 we will be trialling some new ideas and would really like your feedback. Do you have any shipping issues you would like us to cover in future editions? Just write to us on the email below.

In this edition , Angus Frew Secretary General & CEO at BIMCO, shares his views on 2018 with a focus on the environment and upcoming regulations.

Throughout the year, BIMCO will continue to discuss CO2 emissions, sulphur and the other environmental issues with regulators, with our industry partners and with our members, and we are dedicated to finding the most practical solutions to all of them he says. Read more on Angus’s insight into the shipping industry on the welcome page .

We also share about the “Happiness Index”, this is an ongoing study into how those at sea feel about a range of key areas which impact them. Gaining an insight into seafarers’ lives, and exploring their feelings about key facets of life at sea, gives shipping companies valuable insight. Seafarers should fill in the Happiness Index with every trip.

BIMCO’s innovative new solution for editing charter parties and contracts, called SmartCon, was launched recently in Singapore. SmartCon is not just an editing tool, it includes a range of complimentary products giving users immediate access to relevant explanatory notes, eLearning and BIMCO members can email BIMCO’s Support and Advice department from within the document. Hear what the delegates had to say about SmartCon at the launch.

You can read the Bulletin online, or you can download the BIMCO app for free on the Apple Store or Google Play store and download issues to read offline.

We always appreciate your feedback so please feel free to share any comments with us at pr@bimco.org.

Leslea Petersen
By Leslea Petersen
in Copenhagen, DK


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