18 June 2021
In a report published 9 June 2021, the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) provides an interesting view into on the piracy problem emanating from the Niger Delta, and explains in detail why there is an urgent need for international cooperation to change the situation.
03 May 2021
During a 10-day operation called “Jangkar Haram”, Malaysia clamped down on illegal anchoring in its waters. The ships involved have either been warned and ordered to leave or detained and fined. BIMCO recommends Masters to take extra precaution and obtain prior permission from relevant authorities before anchoring.
23 March 2021
Millions of dollars are invested into the research and trials of systems needed to expand autonomous shipping. The question is: will it pay off?
24 November 2020
Record-breaking GDP drops seen in the second quarter of the year have been replaced by record-breaking growth rates in the third. Despite this, the major economies of the world have still not returned to pre-pandemic levels, except China.
20 December 2019
IDEA will be shut down at midnight between 31 December 2019 and 1 January 2020 CET.
It is impossible to execute a contract using IDEA after that time.
04 November 2019
BIMCO has added several features to its contract editor since it was launched in 2018, and more will be added by the end of the year and throughout 2020.
16 September 2019
Global growth in container volumes has picked up slightly in the second quarter of the year, with growth in the first seven months reaching 1.2%, compared to the just 0.8% in the first quarter.
20 February 2019
As the BIMCO Liquid cargo database will not go deep into tank cleaning details but only gives an overall description of the methods it is recommended to consult professional Tank Cleaning Guides for in-depth tank cleaning details.
10 October 2018
BIMCO and the World Shipping Council (WCS) have launched a proposal for a mandatory and standardized reporting system to be developed, to address the safety and environmental risks associated with containers lost at sea.
09 May 2018
The new BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 that were approved by the Documentary Committee last week in New York have now been published. Sample copies of the BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 together with comprehensive explanatory notes are available from BIMCO’s website. Secure and authenticated Word copies are available from BIMCO’s contract editing systems IDEA and SmartCon.