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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.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Ammonia as an alternative marine fuel

19 December 2023

BIMCO has collaborated with a group of master’s students at the Technical University of Denmark. Their report presents the outcome of a comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study of Brown Ammonia, Grey Ammonia, Blue Ammonia, Green Ammonia, Very-Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) and Marine Gas Oil (MGO).

Sierra Leone to implement IMO 2020 penalties for non-compliant fuel

12 August 2021

From 1 September 2021, ship owners and operators calling at ports in Sierra Leone risk penalties of up to USD 15,000 if they carry fuel with a sulphur content exceeding 0.5 percent. Ships or members experiencing problems related to enforcement of MARPOL Annex V or unavailability of compliant fuel are encouraged to inform BIMCO via email with “IMO 2020” in the subject field.