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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
Seasonal measures introduced by Australia, New Zealand and Chile to combat brown marmorated stink bug risk.
Chilean AGM regulations are issued by the Chilean Agricultural and Livestock Service (Servicio Agricola y Ganadero, SAG), the official Chilean state body responsible for the protection of plant and animal health.
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season 2021-2022 has begun on 1st September. BIMCO provides the measures for this season introduced by countries for ships arriving from targeted "BMSB" countries.
BIMCO provides up-to-date information on the Asian gypsy moth season (AGM) 2021. ** ASIAN GYPSY MOTH IS NOW KNOWN AS FLIGHTED SPONGY MOTH COMPLEX ** Not all countries have introduced the new name yet, but BIMCO has decided to standardise on Flighted Spongy Moth Complex, abbreviated to FSMC.
For the new season beginning September 2020, New Zealand and Australia have introduced the measures to combat increasing spread of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMST) coming from targeted "BMST" countries which have now risen to 37 countries with the inclusion of Kazakhstan, Moldova, Portugal and Ukraine.
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