23 March 2021
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) latest resolution offers a much-needed path to help prepare for cyber attacks, which are seen as increasingly likely in this digital age. Since January, shipowners and operators have been obliged to assess and prepare for cyber threats to comply with the new resolution.
10 March 2021
BIMCO and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) have identified a need for – and therefore proposed - an alternative method to determine an accurate reference speed in connection with a carbon reduction framework currently under development by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The aim is to secure that older ships also can obtain a reliable energy efficient design index (for existing ships), even if the original sea trial data from when the ship was delivered, is lost.
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.
25 February 2021
After a down and up year in container volumes, the current logjams in the system and unbalanced trades will take months to resolve, allowing carriers to profit from high freight rates, and tonnage providers to enjoy lofty charter rates.
05 March 2021
The Just in Time Arrival Clause 2021 is for use in voyage charter parties where owners and charterers have agreed to operate a just in time arrival scheme that permits charterers to ask owners to optimise the speed of the ship to arrive at a destination at an agreed time. The clause takes a generic approach so that it can also form part of different vessel and port management schemes around the world. It may also be used together with the BIMCO Port Call Data Exchange Clause 2021 which has been designed to encourage wider application and use of the IMO data model framework for the harmonised exchange of ship/port information.
05 February 2021
BIMCO has taken the decision to revise and update SHIPMAN 2009 and CREWMAN A and B 2009 - the ship management sector's "go to" standard agreements.
04 February 2021
Cleaning a ship’s submerged parts from barnacles and other growths, while the ship is in the water, can transfer invasive species to local marine environments unless it is properly cleaned and the debris is captured. To combat this problem, and to provide clarity and quality assurance to shipowners, ports and government authorities, BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have published the first industry standard on in-water cleaning of ships.
04 January 2021
Ships and shipping are vulnerable to cyber attacks so the industry joined forces and developed Guidelines on Cyber Security onboard Ships based on high-level principles
23 December 2020
The fourth edition of the industry cyber risk management guidelines, Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships is now available and lays the foundation for further improvements and refinement of companies’ cyber security risk assessments.
21 December 2020
BIMCO Shipping KPI opens a new chapter with the implementation of reporting on cost categories. BIMCO has no access nor interest in these data on the user level. We encourage users to apply information for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and submit valuable feedback to the BIMCO Shipping KPI team