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War risks - Hull insurance against war, piracy, terrorism and related perils

04 April 2022

Normally referred to as war risk insurance, this type of insurance is an add-on to the normal hull and machinery insurance. The concept consists of a list of areas for which the insurer assesses that the risks to the ship’s hull are elevated, and for which an added premium will have to be paid.

Sanctions Clause for Time Charter Parties 2020

03 March 2022

The sanctions landscape has grown increasingly complex since BIMCO published its Sanctions Clause for Time Charter Parties in 2010. International sanctions regimes are constantly changing with new restrictions being added and new persons and entities being listed. A violation of sanctions restrictions can have severe consequences and in the worst cases can lead to parties being listed as sanctioned parties. Therefore, carefully worded sanctions clauses in charter parties and other contracts are vital for internationally trading companies to help them manage and mitigate their sanctions risk and to enable them to continue to do business while remaining compliant with the various sanctions regimes. This clause is intended for use in all trades except for container trades. A separate sanctions clause for the container trades is under development. This clause was published on 19 December 2019. It replaces the Sanctions Clause for Time Charter Parties 2010 and the Designated Entities Clause for Charter Parties 2013 (which have been combined to make a new single clause for ease of incorporation).

Sanctions Clause for Container Vessel Time Charter Parties 2021

03 March 2022

The sanctions landscape for the container trade has grown increasingly complex over the past decade. To provide the container industry with a bespoke contractual solution that addresses the practical and commercial realities of the liner trade BIMCO has developed a Sanctions Clause for Container Vessel Time Charter Parties 2020.

War risks - Hull insurance against war, piracy, terrorism and related perils

04 May 2021

Normally referred to as war risk insurance, this type of insurance is an add-on to the normal hull and machinery insurance. The concept consists of a list of areas for which the insurer assesses that the risks to the ship’s hull are elevated, and for which an added premium will have to be paid.

Nigeria passes anti-piracy bill

09 July 2019

The anti-piracy bill brings hope that anti-piracy bill will bring and end to Nigerian piracy and strengthen the blue economy.

BIMCO supports latest report from Oceans Beyond Piracy

10 June 2015

BIMCO has continued its support for the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) “The State of Maritime Piracy” report, launched today, which provides the latest available picture on how piracy is affecting the shipping industry – and beyond.

Weekly piracy reports and analysis

03 September 2020

Read the latest digest of maritime security incidents and the weather forecast for piracy threat areas for the week to come.