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May 2020

US issues guidance to address illicit shipping and sanctions evasion practices

On 14 May 2020, the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury, and the U.S. Coast Guard, issued a global advisory to alert multiple industry sectors, including the maritime industry, to deceptive shipping practices used to evade sanctions imposed on Iran, North Korea, and Syria.

BIMCO assists ICS in gathering information on crew challenges

The information provided will be of great value in the work done to facilitate crew changes.

BIMCO offers detailed overview of Covid-19 implementations

BIMCO continues to utilise publicly available sources to provide the shipping industry with a complete and updated overview of the impact from Covid-19.

Industry survey: Impact of COVID-19 on corruption faced by the shipping industry

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched a survey to obtain a better understanding of the possible link between the COVID-19 outbreak and corrupt demands faced by the shipping industry, and how such demands are affecting seafarers and vessel operations. BIMCO supports MACN’s efforts to fight corruption in shipping and is therefore encouraging members to respond to the survey.

How Covid-19 can add significant costs in holidays

In response to Covid-19, many countries have undertaken precautious measures such as curfew, lock down and state of emergency. For a few cases, the appropriate precautious measure was deemed to be general holidays.

BIMCO shares WPSP COVID19 information

WPSP are measuring the impact of COVID19 in weekly surveys for port operators.

April 2020

COVID-19 restrictions are updated

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

COVID-19 restrictions are updated

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

March 2020

IMO invites member states to use industry recommendations to facilitate trade

BIMCO, ICS and other industry partners have teamed up and presented the IMO with a list of recommendations for governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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