12 April 2021
IMO issues a circular each time a country or countries inform IMO of their national focal point of contact for crew change and repatriation of seafarers at the national level. One should look at the latest IMO circular for the most updated list of countries as provided below.
23 October 2020
Argentina has just passed a resolution to enforce phytosanitary measures against Asian gypsy moth (AGM) for international ships arriving at Argentinian ports.
09 September 2020
For the new season beginning September 2020, New Zealand and Australia have introduced the measures to combat increasing spread of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMST) coming from targeted "BMST" countries which have now risen to 37 countries with the inclusion of Kazakhstan, Moldova, Portugal and Ukraine.
01 September 2020
To facilitate crew changes in a safe manner and against COVID-19 risks, Singapore revises crew change requirements and sets up Crew Facilitation centre from 1st September 2020.
26 May 2020
BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, has moved a step closer to finishing a global set of guidelines needed to protect the marine environment from invasive species and reduce CO2 emissions. Currently, there is no common global standard for cleaning ships’ hulls to avoid transferring invasive aquatic species, nor for the potentially damaging debris washed off in the process.
15 June 2020
Providing up to date information on the Asian gypsy moth season (AGM) 2020.
03 April 2020
BIMCO makes a continuous effort to provide information on the most recent restrictions.
03 February 2021
In the wake of COVID-19 have the BIMCO received a number of reports and circulars with imposed restrictions intended to keep the virus at bay. These restrictions have proven to disturb crew mobility. In this page, we'll guide our members on the ship/shore interface restriction regimes BIMCO is aware of
20 September 2019
For the new season beginning September 2019, New Zealand, Australia and Chile have introduced tougher rules to combat increasing spread of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMST) coming from targeted "BMST" countries.
23 August 2019
Marsden Point, New Zealand came out as the highest rated bulk terminal in BIMCOs Terminal Vetting Scheme. With 161 ships from 132 companies involved in the scheme, the report now covers 419 terminals globally. Just under 95% of the reports were rated average or better, which gave an average rating of 3.6 (out of five), suggesting positive trends for the future.