26 July 2017
Due to the significant limitations of Arctic charting, all mariners in Arctic waters are required to plan any prospective voyages well in advance to understand their environment, and to exercise extreme caution when on the water, in order to minimise the associated high levels of risk.
Caution is equally essential when navigating with Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC), as these official digital charts are based on the same limited or insufficient data as the official paper or electronic equivalent charts.
10 March 2017
Over 90 papers were discussed at the recent 4th session of IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) and many important decisions finalised.
07 January 2020
Providing essential information on icebreakers assistance for ships entering or transiting the Northern Sea Route.
17 October 2016
ROPAXTIME is a standard time charter party for the RoPax trade. It can be amended to be used for RoRo ships as well. The charter party contains the latest standard time charter clauses and includes detailed provisions covering trade specific issues such as hotel, restaurant and passenger related issues.
The latest edition of this contract is ROPAXTIME, issued in 2015.
Copyright in ROPAXTIME is held by BIMCO.
23 October 2019
To have a basic understanding of ice navigation, this section provides useful references for members to have an overview of the various types of ice-information services available in the world as well as some guidance on the types of ice formation and conditions for ships operating in ice-covered waters.
08 October 2015
Organisations representing the global shipping and oil industry have announced that the size of the ‘High Risk Area’ for piracy in the Indian Ocean has been reduced and issued new advice to merchant ship operators.
15 June 2020
04 June 2020
Informing members of the closure of BIMCO Ice Reporting Season for 2019/2020.
12 September 2016
12 September 2016