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.
31 March 2020
BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO welcome the ruling by the highest court in the United States on 30 March 2020 concluding that the plain meaning of the safe-berth clause in the Athos I dispute includes an unambiguous warranty of safety.
22 September 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.
07 October 2019
The Fuel Oil Non-availability Report (FONAR) is not a get-out-of-jail-free card. What is meant as a useful last resort for a ship arriving with non-compliant fuel at a port could come with an expensive price tag.
23 August 2019
BIMCO has received a further update on developments in Ukraine which are provided below together with a renewed call to respond to the survey.
19 June 2019
The 101st session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 101) has held initial discussions in London on how to address the safety of ships when using fuel oil.
12 June 2019
At the IMO’s 101st meeting of the Maritime Safety Committee, BIMCO’s Head of Maritime Security – Jakob P. Larsen – spoke in a direct fashion about the serious situation posed by piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, and especially off the coast of Nigeria.
12 June 2019
The tanker market is – even more so than before – all about geopolitics.
05 December 2018
BIMCO applauds the landmark announcement by Maersk of its ambition to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
21 November 2018