The June BIMCO Bulletin magazine is out



Get the latest insight and interviews in the new edition of BIMCO’s Bulletin magazine.


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The executive interview
Karin Orsel: managing crew change during COVID-19 is like playing Russian roulette
In each issue, the Bulletin interviews a shipping executive. Here, Karin Orsel, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of MF Shipping Group, talks about the toughest times she, her crew, and her office staff have faced during the pandemic.

The severe risks and repercussions of switching off the AIS
Many shipowners, operators and crews are unaware that a small security risk is not a valid reason for switching off the ship’s Automatic Identification System (AIS). Even more are oblivious to the consequences of doing so.

Our industry needs policymakers’ attention more than ever
With many lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that, more than ever, our industry needs to be high on the agendas of governments and policymakers around the globe. Ignorance of how important shipping is to society has been greatly exposed during the crisis and we must all play our part in increasing awareness, says BIMCO Secretary General and CEO, David Loosley.

Level playing field for ships must be assured while shipping industry decarbonises
There are many initiatives within the shipping industry aiming to develop technology for zero-carbon ships. There are also several projects outside the sector looking to develop and scale-up production of zero-carbon fuels. But are they commercially viable and is regulation the answer? BIMCO’s Deputy Secretary General, Lars Robert Pedersen, argues that what is missing are market-based measures.

In-water cleaning standard progresses to test phase
The in-water cleaning standard developed by BIMCO and a working group of shipowners, paint manufacturers and cleaning companies, is now in the early stages of testing. BIMCO Bulletin spoke to two participants who give their views on how it could benefit shipowners, cleaning firms and the environment, and the challenges that may lie ahead.

In addition, read the latest market analysis from BIMCO’s shipping market analysts, read about the promise and challenges of future fuels and the quarterly update from BIMCO’s Contracts & Clauses team and much more.

Follow the links above to read the articles and interviews or download the BIMCO Bulletin Magazine app and enjoy the articles on your favourite mobile device.

Mette Kronholm Frænde
in Copenhagen, DK


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