14 September 2016
BIMCO and Fathom have published an updated 2016 edition of their practical, step-by-step guidance publication that helps shipowners understand ballast water management requirements.
20 November 2017
This handbook aims to provide substantive public health guidance when there is an outbreak of disease.
20 November 2018
To say its been tough for Venezuela in recent years would very much be an understatement. The economy has shrunk more than half since 2013, almost 10% of their 30 million population have fled and their oil output – which accounts for 90% of their exports – has plummeted to levels not seen since 1940’s. A chronic lack of investment in the vital oil infrastructure, years of mismanagement and hyperinflation has sent the country’s oil production into ‘free fall’.
The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.
30 July 2018
Richard Neylon is Partner at HFW in London. Richard specialises in shipping and crisis response. He acts for a range of shipowners, charterers and insurers, in wet and dry shipping disputes. A large proportion of Richard's work involves resolving disputes arising from marine casualties and he has been involved in many of the recent high profile incidents. He has particular experience of collisions, fires/explosions, salvage, piracy, capture/seizure, groundings and unsafe port claims – often involving complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration. Whilst he works in the Admiralty & Crisis Management department, the complexity of modern marine casualties necessarily involves him in a mix of wet and dry work.
15 October 2018
Lars Robert Pedersen has over 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry, which combined with his insight into IMO makes him a respected authority on technical and regulatory issues.
In early 2010, Robert was appointed Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO, which is the world’s largest international shipping association providing a wide range of services to over 2,200 members globally.
Robert leads a team of experts responsible for BIMCO's technical, security and operational activities. This includes direct membership services and active involvement in regulatory developments related to ship operation at international and regional levels. BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and advocates for the harmonisation and standardisation of all shipping related activity.
Before joining BIMCO, he had a career at A.P. Moller-Maersk handling regulatory affairs and technical management of the Maersk fleet of container ships after having spent 7 years as a seagoing officer. Robert holds an unlimited Chief Engineer’s licence.
07 July 2017
Punit Oza is the Vice President & Head of Supramax Pacific of Klaveness Asia Pte Ltd. Punit Oza has over 23 years of experience in dry bulk shipping. He started his career at Precious Shipping PCL in Thailand in 1993. He then held a number of positions in the Middle and Far East and is currently the Vice President and Head of Supramax Pacific at Torvald Klaveness’ Singapore Regional Office. Punit is responsible for the entire Supramax Portfolio in the Asia Pacific region with a specialisation in the Indian and Thai markets. He is also a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS) and Chairman of the Singapore Branch as well as a member of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) and Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS). Punit has a degree in Financial Management and Accounting from the University of Mumbai and an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University (now CASS) Business School, London. He also has a LLB from the University of London.
22 January 2018
Following his graduation from Copenhagen University and the Institute of Maritime Law, Søren Larsen joined BIMCO in August 1985.
He was appointed Head of Department for Documentary and Legal Affairs in 1993 and became Deputy Secretary General, with primary responsibility for BIMCO’s documentary affairs, in 1999.
From 2005 to 2009, Søren Larsen assumed particular overview of the Documentary, Security & International Affairs, and Services Departments at BIMCO and is currently primarily responsible for BIMCO’s Contracts & Clauses and Support & Advice departments. In addition, he represents BIMCO’s and shipowners’ interests in various international fora, such as the IMO, UNCITRAL, ICC and CMI and works closely with the Secretary General in the management of the BIMCO Secretariat.
He has represented BIMCO at meetings with various government bodies in the United States.
18 January 2019
Peter is Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong. Peter is a master mariner and disputes lawyer based in Hong Kong. He focuses his practice on the shipping, international trade, regulatory and marine insurance sectors of the international transport industry.
Peter offers a broad range of services to multinational trading companies, shipowners, charterers, banks and insurers in all aspects of dispute resolution involving trade, commercial shipping, admiralty, salvage, pollution, investigations, marine insurance, risk management and regulatory compliance.
20 September 2016
CREWMAN A (Cost plus fee) 2009 is a standard crew management agreement whereby the owners appoint the crew managers as agents to perform crew management services in respect of a ship on a cost plus fee basis.
The latest edition of this contract is CREWMAN A (cost plus fee) 2009.
Copyright in CREWMAN A (cost plus fee) 2009 is held by BIMCO.
20 September 2016
CREWMAN B (Lump sum) 2009 is a standard crew management agreement whereby the owners appoint the crew managers as agents to perform crew management services in respect of a ship on a lump sum basis. The latest edition of this contract is CREWMAN B (Lump sum) 2009.
Copyright in CREWMAN B (Lump sum) 2009 is held by BIMCO.