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HME substances and MARPOL Annex V

17 May 2021

BIMCO providing information on substances harmful to the marine environment (HME) under MARPOL Annex V, its relation to IMSBC Code and the discharge requirements of cargo residues.

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.

FONASBA Sub Agency Agreement

19 October 2021

The Sub-Agency Agreement was published by FONASBA (the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents) and approved by BIMCO in1998. It is a contract for the appointment by a general agent of a sub-agent on behalf of a liner principal. The current edition of this contract is FONASBA Sub-Agency Agreement, issued in 1998.

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.

IMO Sub-committee seeks further studies of open loop scrubbers

27 February 2019

The sixth meeting of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 6) has concluded that further studies of the impact from discharge of washwater from open loop scrubbers are needed and has invited member states and international organisations to submit further information.