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Shipping industry takes new step to protect marine environments

04 February 2021

Cleaning a ship’s submerged parts from barnacles and other growths, while the ship is in the water, can transfer invasive species to local marine environments unless it is properly cleaned and the debris is captured. To combat this problem, and to provide clarity and quality assurance to shipowners, ports and government authorities, BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have published the first industry standard on in-water cleaning of ships.

Help BIMCO and EPA catch bad bunker suppliers

11 October 2018

Based on a request from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), BIMCO is doing a so-called “Bad Bunker Survey”. We ask members for their experiences and data with bad bunkers in order to collect data for EPA to potentially be used as evidence in cases against bad bunker suppliers.

IMO accelerates efficiency goals

21 May 2019

The Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) strengthened Energy Efficiency Design Indexes (EEDI) for Phase 3 for certain ship types by increasing the reduction rate and/or bringing forward the start date.

Shipowners encouraged to take part in ship generated waste survey

03 August 2020

The EU is carrying out an online survey which is relevant to all shipowners irrespective if they operate ships on EU-flag or not. The outcome of the survey will be used to establish criteria for determining that a ship produces reduced quantities of waste and manages its waste in a sustainable and environmentally sound manner. The outcome could result in  reduced fees for delivering waste to a port reception facility, and BIMCO encourages all shipowners to take part in the survey.