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COVID 19 - BIMCO supports the industry with contracts and clauses

09 December 2021

The recently imposed new restrictions in several ports will have an impact on the operations of ships. Performing crew changes will very likely become more difficult and result in floating quarantines, meaning that more delays and disruptions in supply chains can be expected. With the new variant creating uncertainty for shipowners, even more complex planning will be needed to avoid financial losses.

BIMCO Contagious Diseases Clauses - Are they triggered by COVID-19?

04 March 2020

The threshold for invoking BIMCO’s Infectious or Contagious Diseases (IOCD) Clauses is necessarily set at a high level to avoid misuse. The two clauses, one for time and the other for voyage charters, are designed to respond to extreme outbreaks of diseases and not just “everyday” illnesses.

A special Christmas tribute to seafarers initiative

10 November 2020

To show solidarity and support for seafarers during this COVID-19 challenging times, a special tribute to seafarers for the coming Christmas has been planned. BIMCO members are encouraged to participate to send out a strong message of support and appreciation for these key workers.

The International Maritime Organization in the shadow of COVID-19

11 May 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has postponed all meetings since March 2020. BIMCO is adapting to the new schedule, and this article provides an overview of the IMO-related work that BIMCO members need to know about, despite the pandemic.