06 July 2018
The safety challenges connected with the implementation of the 0.50% sulphur cap are numerous, but not insurmountable. The issues are to some extent known from the implementation of the sulphur emission control areas (SECA) in 2015, among others loss of power, leaking fuel and lower flashpoints. Other issues have to be managed by digging out the experience from the 1980’s with very bad fuel oil quality e.g. instability and incompatibility.
28 June 2018
BIMCO has launched a new website with maritime security guidance to companies and mariners together with other international shipping industry organisations.
26 June 2018
25 May 2018
Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 99). Autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.
22 May 2018
25 April 2018
BIMCO’s Documentary Committee is expected to adopt a new version of the standard contract Bunker Terms in New York on May 2. The Bunker Terms 2018 have been drafted by representatives from across the bunker industry. It is a balanced set of terms and conditions designed to be fair for both buyers and sellers.
16 April 2018
BIMCO’s Deputy Secretary General Søren Larsen and Chief Shipping Analyst Peter Sand will be visiting Odessa, Ukraine to participate at the Grain & Maritime Days on 24 – 25 May 2018 at Black Sea Shevchenko Park Hotel, Odessa, Ukraine.
16 April 2018
Stricter biofouling rules for ship calling New Zealand beginning May 2018. Marine pests and diseases introduced to New Zealand on ship hulls are a potential threat to the marine environment and resources. From May 2018, all commercial and recreational ships arriving in New Zealand will need to have a clean hull.
13 April 2018
MEPC held this week, adopted a new initial IMO strategy of GHG emissions of ships, which will pave the way for decarburization.
06 April 2018
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) will meet next week, where a prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil with a sulphur content exceeding 0.50% is on the agenda.