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October 2016

Shipping industry united in seeking further progress on CO2 at critical IMO meeting

In advance of next week’s critical meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) at the IMO in London, the global shipping industry has called on IMO Member States to give serious consideration to a joint industry submission regarding the need for further progress on addressing the sector’s CO2 emissions.

New BIMCO website and corporate identity coming soon

An update for members on the upcoming launch.

BIMCO raises serious concern over data on available fuel ahead of MEPC 70 sulphur decision

BIMCO has today voiced serious concerns about some of the conclusions of the official study that will inform the decision of the MEPC over the implementation date of the 0.5% global sulphur cap.

BIMCO launches new analysis on the wider impact of the dry bulk crisis

BIMCO has today published the next in its series of reports looking at the “road to recovery” for dry bulk shipping beyond the current market difficulties. The foundation for the new report follows the conclusion of BIMCO’s previous analysis – that due to the severity of the current crisis the sector can only return to profitability in 2019 if shipowners deliver “zero supply side growth”, year on year.

September 2016

BIMCO supports shipowners with concise, practical ballast water management guidance

BIMCO and Fathom have published an updated 2016 edition of their practical, step-by-step guidance publication that helps shipowners understand ballast water management requirements.

IMO Ballast Water Convention entering into force on 8 September 2017

BIMCO is “deeply concerned” that shipowners will be without treatment systems approved for global use.

June 2016

BIMCO launches new standard agreements for novation of shipping contracts

BIMCO has today published three standard novation agreements that provide a legal framework to change one of the original parties to a contract.

May 2016

BIMCO President speaks on the “road to recovery” for the dry bulk market

“Scrapping ships and no new builds is the fastest road to recovery for the dry bulk market” BIMCO President Philippe Louis-Dreyfus comments on BIMCO’s latest market analysis

BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report predicts potential shortage of almost 150,000 officers by 2025

Launched yesterday evening at the International Maritime Organization, the latest five-year BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report forecasts a serious future shortage in the supply of seafarers...

BIMCO to refer to new York-Antwerp Rules 2016 in future documents

BIMCO will now refer to general average being adjusted in accordance with the new York-Antwerp Rules (YAR) 2016

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