09 April 2021
As part of COVID-19 safety the US has introduced new safety requirements in the maritime transportation system. This requires all persons, including crew members on board ships proceeding to and trading within the waters under US jurisdiction to wear a face mark while boarding, disembarking and for the duration of the travel. Crew members and port facility personnel may be exempt from wearing a mask only when actively performing a task that would create a health or safety risk if performed wearing a mask and should immediately wear a mask when the task is complete. This exemption does not apply to passengers.
03 March 2021
TOWCON is an ocean towage agreement on a lump sum basis. It is not intended for use in port towing. The latest edition of this contract is TOWCON 2021.
Copyright in TOWCON 2021 is held by BIMCO.
03 March 2021
TOWHIRE is an ocean towage agreement on a daily hire basis. It is not intended for use in port towing. The latest edition of this contract is TOWHIRE 2021.
Copyright in TOWHIRE 2021 is held by BIMCO.
05 January 2021
BIMCO provides a summary of the significant changes brought about by Amendment 40-20 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.
24 November 2020
United States requires all ships, U.S. flagged ships and foreign flagged ships that call on ports in the U.S, to ensure cyber risk management is appropriately addressed in their safety management system by the company's first annual verification of the Document of compliance after January 1, 2021. Failure to this requirement may result in detention of ship in US port.
25 September 2020
Standardising and harmonising electronic ship/shore communication for reporting purposes is high on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) virtual Facilitation Committee (FAL) meeting next week (FAL 44).
06 August 2020
BIMCO and Safety at Sea will be hosting an engaging and informative webinar on 11 August that will include the results of their Maritime Cyber Security survey to inform briefings and discussions among maritime experts.
09 July 2020
Navigating the waters of Straits of Malacca and Singapore and associated waters, is not always straightforward and members need to be aware of certain legal risks that exists in these waters.