16 September 2016
These statements summarise BIMCO’s viewpoint on topical issues of relevance for our members. These statements reflect the wide-ranging work that BIMCO is involved in regarding development of the international regulatory environment shipping operates in and also some commercial elements.
The topics listed reflect the current ongoing international agenda and may change depending on regulatory developments and on whether they continue to be of concern to our members.
27 July 2020
BIMCO has collected statements from a number of flag states, port states and recognised organisations/classification societies (RO) and produced a regulatory analysis concerning COVID-19 and its possible implications on statutory ship certificates, surveys, inspections or audits under relevant International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments.
20 May 2015
The decision of the EU Council to launch EUNAVFOR Med was today strongly welcomed by BIMCO, following the association’s statement on 24 April calling for an extension of Operation Triton’s geographical reach.
20 September 2016
The Standard Statement of Facts was published in 1975 and is recommended by BIMCO and FONASBA (the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents).
The latest edition of this document is the Standard Statement of Facts (short form), issued in 1975.
20 September 2016
The Standard Statement of Facts (Oil and Chemical Tank Vessels) was published in 1975 and is recommended by BIMCO and FONASBA (the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents).
The latest edition of this document is the Standard Statement of Facts (Oil and Chemical Tank Vessels) (short form), issued in 1975.
28 April 2015
Following today’s vote in the European Parliament, adopting a regional EU Regulation on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of individual ship emissions of CO2, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO and Intercargo have issued the following statement...
05 December 2018
BIMCO applauds the landmark announcement by Maersk of its ambition to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
26 September 2018
China officials have confirmed that there are no plans to impose a ban on open loop scrubbers in the country, as long as they are in compliance with prevailing regulation.
07 April 2017
The last convention of the international liability and compensation regime for pollution damage from ships is now closer to ratification with the European Parliament’s consent. The consent is to the draft EU Council Decisions authorising member states to ratify the 2010 Protocol to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage, in connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 1996.
29 April 2020
From 31 December 2020, all ships of 500 GT and above – regardless of the flag they are flying – will be required to carry an inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) when calling a port or anchorage of a country that is a member of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA). Failure to do so may result in penalisation.