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Biofouling National initiatives

08 November 2022

Brief overview of Port States with national regulations and requirements related to biofouling on ships hull and propeller.

Sanctions Clause for Container Vessel Time Charter Parties 2021

03 March 2022

The sanctions landscape for the container trade has grown increasingly complex over the past decade. To provide the container industry with a bespoke contractual solution that addresses the practical and commercial realities of the liner trade BIMCO has developed a Sanctions Clause for Container Vessel Time Charter Parties 2020.

Sanctions Clause for Contracts of Affreightment (GENCOA) 2022

03 February 2023

The sanctions landscape has grown increasingly complex. International sanctions regimes are constantly changing with new restrictions being added and new persons and entities being listed. A violation of sanctions restrictions can have severe consequences and in the worst cases can lead to parties being listed as sanctioned parties. Therefore, carefully worded sanctions clauses in contracts of affreightment are vital for internationally trading companies to help them manage and mitigate their sanctions risk and to enable them to continue to do business while remaining compliant with the various sanctions regimes.

BIMCO submits biofouling survey results to the IMO

03 December 2019

BIMCO has forwarded the results of a biofouling survey to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to contribute with insight into biofouling practices ahead of the IMO’s revision of the existing guidelines for ships’ biofouling.

Revision of the IMO biofouling guidelines

01 May 2023

The 10th meeting of the IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention & Response has completed its review of THE 2011 GUIDELINES FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS' BIOFOULING TO MINIMIZE THE TRANSFER OF INVASIVE AQUATIC SPECIES with new guidance to ships on how to best manage biofouling including through performance monitoring, inspection frequencies and in-water cleaning- either proactive or reactive.