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  • COVID-19 restrictions are updated

    The BIMCO secretariat makes a continuous effort to provide information on the most recent restrictions.

  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    Read the latest digest of maritime security incidents and the weather forecast for piracy threat areas for the week to come.

  • COVID-19 restrictions are updated

    The BIMCO secretariat makes a continuous effort to provide information on the most recent restrictions.

  • IMO issues guidance for delays in newbuild vessel deliveries due to COVID-19

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released guidance for cases when COVID-19 results in unforeseen delays in the delivery of newbuild bulk carriers and oil tankers originally scheduled to be delivered before 1 July 2020. The guidance is particularly relevant to shipbuilders, equipment suppliers, shipowners, surveyors and service engineers.

  • BIMCO supports improved procedures for reporting of containers lost at sea

    BIMCO has, together with a number of European countries and international organizations, submitted a document to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), offering support for new output on the mandatory reporting of containers lost at sea.

  • New bunker alert service available for BIMCO members

    Bunker fuel is a key element in the running of ships, and problems related to bunkers can massively impact daily operations. Information about bunker quality issues is of high value and BIMCO has therefore entered into a new cooperation with Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) who publishes regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples.

  • ASVTIME moves closer to completion

    At online meetings on 31 March and 1 April, the subcommittee working on the standard time charter party for accommodation support vessels (ASVTIME) reviewed feedback from industry stakeholders and further developed the draft contract.

  • BIMCO grows its membership and share of world cargo fleet

    BIMCO is consolidating its position as the biggest shipping organisation in the world, growing its membership fleet both in absolute size and as a share of the world cargo fleet.

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