20 May 2020
In response to Covid-19, many countries have undertaken precautious measures such as curfew, lock down and state of emergency. For a few cases, the appropriate precautious measure was deemed to be general holidays.
16 March 2020
The World Health Organsiation (WHO) declares Europe the new epicenter of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now many countries are closing borders to contain the spread of the disease.
30 July 2020
17 March 2020
With the aim to keep our members updated on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BIMCO has reached out to Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) to obtain the guidance they provide to inspectors of the Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) and Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID).
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.
28 February 2020
A summary of adjustments to restricitions related to COVID-19 being issued within the last week
03 April 2020
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released guidance for cases when COVID-19 results in unforeseen delays in the delivery of newbuild bulk carriers and oil tankers originally scheduled to be delivered before 1 July 2020. The guidance is particularly relevant to shipbuilders, equipment suppliers, shipowners, surveyors and service engineers.
01 November 2021
At times of port restrictions and situations where a crew may be infected or fall ill with COVID-19, it has become apparent that the obligations and rights of contracting parties need to be clarified. The main takeaway from the situation is that parties to a contract should communicate and cooperate when problems arise. Pandemic restrictions are a reality and must be complied with.
29 November 2021
Providing members with the latest information on measures taken by various countries to combat this Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that could impact sea transport. The page might be updated several times per day, so please check back for the most recent information. BIMCO is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation on a global basis and will attempt to keep members updated on measures implemented by various countries to combat this outbreak which could impact sea transport. Feedback or a question about this information? Contact email@example.com
16 June 2020
Transits through the Suez Canal, the beating heart of the Egyptian economy, have stayed remarkably resilient to the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic if judging by total transits of the three commercial shipping sectors which are up 8% year-on-year.