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First global standard for ship hull cleaning essential for marine ecosystems

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.

Marsden Point, New Zealand, Tops new BIMCO terminal vetting report

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.

Cannabis: calls for review of policies on board

10 July 2019

As legalisation of the use of cannabis for recreational purposes is adopted in a growing number of countries around the world, time has come for shipping companies to review and, if necessary, update their drug and alcohol policies and procedures.