23 February 2018
At the 5th session of IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) – good progress was made to improve the safety of navigation; and to reduce the workload and stress level of the bridge team
16 February 2018
IMO to discuss the BIMCO proposal to improve standardisation of bridge equipment during next week’s meeting at the IMO.
09 February 2018
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) met in London this week. This is a short overview of the most important points discussed.
05 January 2018
This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA December report is also provided.
13 December 2017
BARECON is a bareboat charter party. It is a lease agreement whereby the charterer obtains possession and full control of the ship along with the legal and financial responsibility for it. The charterer generally pays for all operating expenses, including fuel, crew, maintenance, repairs, and P&I and hull insurance. The latest edition of this contract is BARECON 2017
30 November 2017
The United Nations World Food Programme Voyage Charter Party, WORLDFOOD 2017, is a BIMCO approved document to which the UN World Food Programme holds the copyright. The contract is used for shipments of food to emergency areas to save the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. The WORLDFOODRECEIPT 2017 is its accompanying contract of carriage. The latest edition of this contract is WORLDFOOD 2017.
02 June 2021
BIMCO's position on "piracy, armed robbery and other violent criminal acts at sea " has been approved by the BIMCO Board of Directors.
01 June 2021
BIMCO's position on "safe and efficient navigation" has been approved by the BIMCO Board of Directors.
10 November 2017
20 October 2017
BIMCO called for harmonisation of computer data elements identity. A lack of such harmonisation will lead to excessive administrative burdens when using digital exchange of information between the ship and shore.