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May 2021

BIMCO tackles challenging carbon rules with new charter party clauses

BIMCO’s documentary experts have begun preparing charter party clauses to assist owners and charterers comply with complex new carbon regulations due to come into force in 2023.

UN 3077 solid bulk cargoes - how are they handled in the IMSBC Code?

BIMCO explains the carriage requirements of UN 3077 environmentally hazardous solid bulk cargoes under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code.

BIMCO supports new IMO water level alarms for cargo holds

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 103) meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) was held remotely from 5 to 14 May. A very comprehensive list of issues were discussed at the meeting, one of which was new requirements for water level detectors on non-bulk cargo ships. The new requirement was up for adoption.

IMO agrees on new measures to detect and report containers lost at sea

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 103) meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) was held remotely from 5 to 14 May. One of the issues discussed at the meeting - among a very comprehensive list on the agenda, was new measures to mitigate for containers lost at sea.

BIMCO improves solid cargo section with HME substances and MARPOL Annex V

BIMCO providing easy-to-understand information about HME substances and its relation to MARPOL Annex V and the IMSBC Code.

BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO launch new fuel oil survey

The International Maritime Organisation’s 2020 global sulphur limit for marine fuel oil has been in force for more than a year. BIMCO, The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO are calling on Fleet Managers, Vessel Managers, Technical Superintendents, Masters and Chief Engineers to share their insight and experiences with marine fuels in a new survey aimed at identifying potential quality and quantity issues.

IMO meeting to focus on containers lost at sea

Over the course of three months late last year and early this year, almost 3,500 containers were lost in a number of incidents in the Western Pacific. This is far above the numbers usually registered for the same period and has raised concern regarding the causes of these incidents.

April 2021

Shipping bodies call on world leaders to bring forward discussions on global market-based measures

Ahead of President Biden’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate, the world’s major shipping organisations have called on world leaders to urgently examine the role of market-based measures (MBMs) to ensure ambitious decarbonisation targets are met across the entire global shipping industry.

BIMCO asks the IMO to improve the ballast water record book

Due to conflicting interpretation of the records in the ballast water record book (BWRB) by external parties, ships’ crew are faced with a dilemma when filling out the information in the BWRB. In response to this, BIMCO has co-sponsored a paper for the upcoming 76th Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 76) with the aim to improve the existing IMO guidance on the topic.

IMO asked to include industry standard on in-water cleaning in its on-going work

The Industry standard on in-water cleaning with capture has been submitted to support IMO’s work on the review of the Guidelines for the control and management of ships' biofouling to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species.