29 March 2017
Some advice in respect of the new wood pellet entries in the IMSBC Code, Amendment 03-15 (2016 Edition) based on a recent enquiry from a member.
23 February 2018
As an additional aide to the advice promulgated on 9 February 2018, BIMCO urges all members to note the guidance and advice contained in the following security notice for ships operating in the Gulf of Guinea region.
29 March 2019
Shipowners have a role to play, and responsibility to take, in the transitional period before the Hong Kong Convention enters into force. In this context BIMCO recommends to its members to use facilities that live up to requirements of the Hong Kong Convention already before its entry into force.
08 October 2015
Organisations representing the global shipping and oil industry have announced that the size of the ‘High Risk Area’ for piracy in the Indian Ocean has been reduced and issued new advice to merchant ship operators.
26 July 2017
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26 October 2016
07 June 2016
Political and civil unrest, wars and other conflicts are regularly raising concerns with regard to the safety of navigation and the safety and welfare of seafarers visiting ports belonging to countries involved in such conflicts.
13 June 2019
BIMCO’s mission is to be at the forefront of global developments in shipping, providing expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to our members’ businesses.
We have over 110 years’ experience supporting shipping businesses and we are ready to help yours too.
We have summarised our different membership categories and information on BIMCO member benefits. Your membership type depends on the nature of your business. BIMCO is ready to help you on which type applies to you - and any other query you might have about joining us.
02 June 2016
07 June 2016