08 August 2023
As the maritime sector moves towards a greener and more sustainable future, BIMCO remains at the forefront of this transformation addressing the issue of alternative fuels. BIMCO is developing robust contractual tools for the industry by establishing two new subcommittees to commence work on clauses to address the introduction of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation, use of biofuels, dual fuel and to produce new Methanol Bunker Terms.
07 March 2022
Though much uncertainty remains, the immediate commodity price increases and supply challenges caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are likely to be felt throughout 2022. Also, recently implemented sanctions on Russia are not likely to be lifted any time soon. This may have sustained spill-over impact on the global economy.
16 February 2023
The sanctions landscape has grown increasingly complex since BIMCO published its Sanctions Clause for Time Charter Parties in 2010. 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 charter parties and other contracts 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. This clause is intended for use in all trades except for container trades. A separate sanctions clause for the container trades is under development. This clause was published on 19 December 2019. It replaces the Sanctions Clause for Time Charter Parties 2010 and the Designated Entities Clause for Charter Parties 2013 (which have been combined to make a new single clause for ease of incorporation).
15 February 2022
The NATO Shipping Centre maintains a 24/7/365 oversight of security developments in the Euro-Atlantic area, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Black Sea. Shipowners are reminded of the Voluntary Reporting Scheme for the Mediterranean Sea.
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.
02 February 2023
30 July 2009
In 2009, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) issued a safety alert highlighting the possible hazards arising from switching from residual fuel oils to distillate fuel oils in order to reduce emissions.
19 June 2019
The 101st session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 101) has held initial discussions in London on how to address the safety of ships when using fuel oil.
19 February 2019
06 May 2021
The International Maritime Organisation’s 2020 global sulphur limit for marine fuel oil has been in force for more than a year. BIMCO, The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO are calling on Fleet Managers, Vessel Managers, Technical Superintendents, Masters and Chief Engineers to share their insight and experiences with marine fuels in a new survey aimed at identifying potential quality and quantity issues.