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BIMCO suggests sulphur implementation plan for ships

03 July 2018

It is a daunting task so prepare a fleet of ships for the sulphur regulations. Therefore, BIMCO has, together with the partners behind a new IMO-proposal, made a draft for an implementation plan for achieving compliance with the 0.5% global sulphur cap. The plan has the additional purpose of showing the good faith of the ship operator during inspections.

EU ship recycling rules look like protectionism

08 April 2019

Only nine shipyards, out of 26, on the EU list of approved recycling facilities are realistically open for ship recycling, and only three of the 26 could recycle a large ship (Panamax size or larger), a study commissioned by BIMCO shows.

COP26 Managing Ships' Biofouling

18 October 2021

Biofouling is the accumulation of aquatic plants and animal organisms on surfaces and structures immersed in or exposed to the aquatic environment. Biofouling growth on ships’ hulls means an increase in drag (resistance of the ship through the water) leading to more fuel consumption, and more greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted. State-of-the-art management of biofouling will result in significant fuel efficiency gains, in addition to minimizing the transfer of invasive aquatic species to local marine environments.