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BIMCO ship recycling report confirms need for non-EU yards on EU list

14 October 2022

A report commissioned by BIMCO shows that while the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities continues to grow, new additions have not added significant capacity to meet the demands of the global shipping industry. Therefore, BIMCO believes focus must shift towards adding facilities outside of the EU. The report also shows that the EU audit system works as intended for non-EU recycling facilities.

Califonia State - Ships Fee Increased to $1,000 Effective 1st April 2017

07 December 2017

The California State Lands Commission (CSLC) approved regulations that increased the fee paid by vessels with a qualifying voyage arrival at a California port. The fee was increased from $850 to $1,000. The Board of Equalization will begin collecting the increased fee on or after 1st April 2017. The Marine Invasive Species Act requires ships over 300 GRT and carrying or capable of carrying ballast water that arrive at a California port to submit a US Coast Guard Ballast Water Management Report to the CSLC.

BIMCO adopts ship financing term sheet

23 November 2016

In a landmark decision, BIMCO cemented its move into the domain of ship financing with the Documentary Committee’s approval of a standard term sheet for use in ship financing transactions on 17 November 2016.

Sale and leaseback – BIMCO’s next move in ship financing

11 October 2019

In October, an Asian-based subcommittee involving major players within the ship owning and ship leasing communities will begin work to develop a term sheet for sale and leaseback transactions to meet a rise in demand and to complete the suite of three term sheets available for financiers, shipowners and their advisors.

BIMCO encourages uniform ship-port data exchange in IMO submission

17 February 2020

BIMCO, flag administrations and port associations have submitted a proposal to the IMO Facilitation Committee to develop IMO guidelines that provide global industry standards for data and data sharing, with the aim to enhance communication and thereby efficiency during port calls.

Recorded webinar - Safety in enclosed spaces aboard ships

20 October 2022

Enclosed space incidents have been a major cause of fatalities on board ships. While we are aware of the risks involved in enclosed space to a large extent, there are still some aspects that need our better understanding.

New BIMCO clause promotes harmonised ship-shore data exchange

16 April 2021

BIMCO has published a charter party clause promoting the use of the IMO’s data model framework. The publication is an extension of BIMCO’s strategic objective to encourage greater efficiency and harmonisation in the ship-shore interface.

Are autonomous ships on the horizon?

23 March 2021

Millions of dollars are invested into the research and trials of systems needed to expand autonomous shipping. The question is: will it pay off?