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June 2017

Preventing pest container contamination

Preventing pest container contamination was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98). Cyber risk management, autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

April 2017

BIMCO welcomes first peek through the Maritime Single Window

From 2019 new mandatory requirements on electronic exchange of information will require public authorities to establish systems to assist ship clearance processes.

March 2017

BIMCO looking at the Maritime Single Window at FAL 41

In 2019 the new mandatory requirements on Electronic Data Interchange requires public authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes.

Carriage of wood pellets - some timely BIMCO advice!

Some advice in respect of the new wood pellet entries in the IMSBC Code, Amendment 03-15 (2016 Edition) based on a recent enquiry from a member.

IMO issues new list of designated national competent authorities for solid bulk and grain cargoes

Equip yourself with the latest list of designated national competent authorities for carriage of solid bulk and grain cargoes.

BIMCO encourages proposals to stop injuries caused by free fall boats

New regulations for lifting appliances and lifesaving appliances are approaching. BIMCO co-sponsors a paper to stop accidents caused by free fall lifeboats during drills.

Argentina - positive news on inspection procedures

SENASA, the Argentinian National Agrifood Health and Quality Service, recently decided to exempt certain products from phytosanitary and quality controls. A transition to a system of private inspections of holds loading grain products and by-products is currently being considered.

Solid bulk cargoes on barges - any regulations governing such carriage?

BIMCO assists a member with a query about whether there were any international regulations or recommendations governing the carriage of solid bulk cargoes on barges.

Beware of shipping illegal nickel ore from Philippines

Nickel ore shipment from the Philippines not only suffers from risk of liquefaction but might be illegal too.   

February 2017

Get the latest update on US regulations affecting your ships!

BIMCO receives a monthly update from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) advising BIMCO of the latest legislative developments affecting international shipping in the US.  BIMCO produces a brief based on CSA’s January update so members can have a quick update. The full CSA report is also provided.

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