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BIMCO represents around 60% of the shipping industry and can provide expert opinions on a wide range of policy and practical maritime issues as well as on the major sectors of the shipping market.

This section provides and overview of BIMCO’s spokespeople, their areas, biographical details and photos.

 

Sadan Kaptanoglu

President

Sadan Kaptanoglu

David Loosley

Secretary General & CEO

Lars Robert Pedersen

Maritime regulation & environment

Lars Robert Pedersen

Grant Hunter

Maritime contracts & law

Grant Hunter

Peter Sand

Shipping market

Peter Sand

Jakob P. Larsen

Maritime security & cyber security

Jakob P Larsen

Aron Sorensen

Maritime digitalisation, bio fouling & safety

Aron Sorensen

Wei Zhuang

Asian maritime law & regulation

Wei Zhuang

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The most important news and press releases published by BIMCO - including notification when the BIMCO Bulletin is published.

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March 2021

Shipping industry calls for common, global vaccination framework for seafarers

A working group focusing on vaccinations within the shipping industry supports seafarers being vaccinated using WHO EUL approved vaccines provided by appropriate agencies in Member States.

Industry backs United Nations $5 billion "moon-shot" programme to decarbonise shipping

Responding to the UN Secretary-General’s call for “urgency and ambition” on climate change, the entire global shipping industry is giving “full and unequivocal” backing to a moon-shot proposal submitted by governments, to catalyse the complete decarbonisation of maritime transport by deployment at scale of zero-carbon ships within a decade.

Round Table Shipping Organisations Highlight Key Issues for the Maritime Industry

Leaders of the Round Table of International Shipping Associations - BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping and INTERTANKO - met virtually last week to debate key issues facing the maritime industry today. At the meeting, the associations affirmed the industry’s commitment to universal recognition for seafarers, the decarbonisation of shipping and addressing the threat to shipping from piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Shipping industry needs to talk market-based measures

BIMCO would like to encourage states and the industry to start a dialogue on how to create a global ruleset for market-based measures (MBM) to support the use of low carbon fuels and to create a level playing field for the industry.

The March issue of the Bulletin magazine is out

Get the latest insight and interviews in the new edition of BIMCO’s Bulletin magazine.

February 2021

IMO and WISTA seek input to women in maritime survey

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) are asking companies to help them obtain baseline data on the number of women in maritime and oceans fields and the positions they occupy.

Shipping industry takes new step to protect marine environments

Cleaning a ship’s submerged parts from barnacles and other growths, while the ship is in the water, can transfer invasive species to local marine environments unless it is properly cleaned and the debris is captured. To combat this problem, and to provide clarity and quality assurance to shipowners, ports and government authorities, BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have published the first industry standard on in-water cleaning of ships.

January 2021

BIMCO push for more cross-industry collaboration

BIMCO has joined the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Well-being and Crew Change, and was encouraged to see the first publication from the Together in Safety initiative. The initiatives signal the need for increased collaboration in the face of great challenges.

BIMCO adopts new tug, barge and “floating hotel” contracts

BIMCO has extended its library of offshore industry standard contracts with the adoption of ASVTIME – a time charter party for accommodation support vessels. Updates of BIMCO’s ocean towage agreements – TOWCON and TOWHIRE – have also been adopted along with a new edition of its charter party for hiring unmanned barges – BARGEHIRE.

BIMCO publishes Sanctions Clause for the container trade

A new time charter sanctions clause specifically designed for the container shipping sector has been published by BIMCO. The BIMCO Sanctions Clause for Container Vessel Time Charter Parties 2021 is part of an initiative to create a library of sanctions clauses that reflect the individual needs and characteristics of different trades and operations.