06 November 2020
BIMCO is adapting the currently used SHIPMAN 2009 agreement for use with autonomous ships, but the lack of actual autonomous ships currently in operation will mean ongoing adjustments as the industry forges ahead with its pioneering projects. Publication of the first version is expected in 2021.
29 October 2020
This eBook includes a sample copy of the SHIPMAN 2009 contract and the related explanatory notes in the latest version.
21 October 2020
BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and OCIMF warns that as the dry season approaches and sea conditions abate, an increase in attacks in the Gulf of Guinea has traditionally been seen, so maritime security risks to vessels operating in the Gulf of Guinea require renewed attention.
20 October 2020
Successfully implementing a Just In Time (JIT) arrival scheme is dependent not only on an efficient operational framework but also on important contractual considerations. Therefore, BIMCO has formed a small group of experts to help draft a new Just In Time Clause which will focus on these contractual issues.
12 October 2020
China eases crew change restrictions by opening up 10 ports and introducing a circuit-breaker mechanism.
05 October 2020
The mandatory Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships are effective regulations for CO2 emissions and provide, in BIMCO’s view, tangible contributions to the global efforts to combat climate change.
09 September 2020
Despite lower demand because of the pandemic, carriers have achieved high freight rates and profitability in the first half of the year through large-scale capacity reductions and low bunker prices.
24 August 2020
With the future of crewing high on the agenda, BIMCO and ICS are preparing for the launch of the latest Seafarer Workforce Report (previously known as the Manpower Report), the industry standard resource for ship operators, agencies and governments seeking the market intelligence they need to develop crewing and training strategies fit for the future.
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.
03 August 2020
The EU is carrying out an online survey which is relevant to all shipowners irrespective if they operate ships on EU-flag or not. The outcome of the survey will be used to establish criteria for determining that a ship produces reduced quantities of waste and manages its waste in a sustainable and environmentally sound manner. The outcome could result in reduced fees for delivering waste to a port reception facility, and BIMCO encourages all shipowners to take part in the survey.