In May, BIMCO encouraged users of the Shipping-KPI system to continue reporting during the pandemic. This month the message is reiterated.
The ongoing crew change crisis is a testimony of the uncertain conditions the shipping industry currently faces. This is reflected in the activity on the Shipping-KPI platform:
As custodians of the Shipping-KPI system, BIMCO is encouraging users to continue reporting. The shared value of the Shipping-KPI cannot exceed the amount of data submitted by users. While there may be a substantial impact on internal benchmarking to historic data, the accuracy of external benchmarking increases if more users apply data quarterly.
In BIMCO Shipping-KPI version 4, users can at their own discretion include or exclude their own ships from the benchmarking criteria. In the benchmarking section of the platform, tick or untick the “Exclude my ships”- box depending on your preferences as illustrated below:
Please email any comments and questions to the Shipping KPI team: email@example.com.
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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