30 August 2021
BIMCO is launching a new survey with the aim of gathering information from shipowners about the effectiveness of their anti-fouling systems (AFS). The information gathered will help BIMCO provide factual information to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) about biofouling management in practice.
12 August 2021
From 1 September 2021, ship owners and operators calling at ports in Sierra Leone risk penalties of up to USD 15,000 if they carry fuel with a sulphur content exceeding 0.5 percent. Ships or members experiencing problems related to enforcement of MARPOL Annex V or unavailability of compliant fuel are encouraged to inform BIMCO via email email@example.com with “IMO 2020” in the subject field.
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.
23 February 2018
After two years of redesign, BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking system, Shipping KPI. The system helps shipowners and managers make strategic decisions about their fleet.
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.
05 May 2020
An efficient, safe, and environmentally sustainable port call depends on clear communication before, during and after operations are carried out.
07 September 2017
The IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) enters into force and a ll ballast water to be discharged on or after 8 September 2017 must be either D-1 or D-2 compliant.
03 December 2020
An updated Report on the European list of ship recycling facilities, commissioned by BIMCO, shows progress in increasing the number of active yards on the list, but the rules still don’t reflect commercial realities and lags behind on capacity to scrap large commercial ships.
07 December 2018
The third edition of the industry cyber risk management guidelines, Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, addresses the requirement to incorporate cyber risks in the ship’s safety management system (SMS). It also reflects a deeper experience with risk assessments of operational technology (OT) - such as navigational systems and engine controls - and provides more guidance for dealing with the cyber risks to the ship arising from parties in the supply chain.
16 March 2020
BIMCO-made posters to protect seafarers and visitors onboard ships against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Black-and-white posters that can be easily printed and used onboard ships at shoreside, shipside of gangways as well at various locations in the accommodation.