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June 2021

The June BIMCO Bulletin magazine is out

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

BIMCO sets sights on a global electronic bill of lading standard

BIMCO is to develop an electronic bill of lading standard for the dry and liquid bulk sectors as a key component of a global initiative to accelerate trade digitalisation.

May 2021

Change at the helm of BIMCO Documentary Committee

Documentary Committee Chairman Francis Sarre of CMB has, after six years in the driver’s seat, passed over the reins of BIMCO’s contracts and clauses approval body to Nick Fell of BW Group. Fell takes over as Chairman at a time when the industry needs strong contractual solutions, not least due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

New film from BIMCO calls on decisionmakers to support seafarers

BIMCO is launching “Seafarers Deserve Support”, the second in the series of films produced to raise awareness, this time calling on governments and decisionmakers world-wide to step up and support the seafarers behind world trade.

Shipping industry launch the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy

The attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Guinea by Nigerian pirates must end. So far, 99 maritime companies, organisations and flag states, including BIMCO, have signed the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy, which was launched today.

Sabrina Chao elected BIMCO President

BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, has elected Sabrina Chao of Wah Kwong Shipping Holdings Limited as President at the organisation’s online general meeting on Thursday 20 May 2021.

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.

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.

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.

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