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March 2020

BIMCO makes all COVID-19-related content free

In view of this extraordinary crisis, BIMCO has made all COVID-19 related content on its website open and free for everyone.

BIMCO activates Covid-19 contingency plan – all services still available

The Danish Government is taking new measures against Covid-19. Until 27 March, all public servants in non-critical jobs have been sent home, all educational institutions, schools and day care facilities are closed, and indoor gatherings have been limited to 100 people. Furthermore, the government has urged all private companies to have as many people as possible working from home, among other things, to slow down the spread of the virus.

Round Table looks at industry challenges

The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) met in Rome in February to discuss current issues and coordinate efforts going into the new decade, widely billed to become one of the most important in shipping’s history.

IMO expects 77% drop in overall SOx emissions from ships

The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) met in Rome in February to exchange their members’ experiences with the implementation of IMO’s 2020 global sulphur regulations.

Round Table to organise joint meeting on Gulf of Guinea piracy

The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) met in Rome in February to discuss current issues including piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

The March issue of the Bulletin magazine is out

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

February 2020

Updates to restrictions related to COVID-19

A summary of adjustments to restricitions related to COVID-19 being issued within the last week

WHO issues interim guidance for managing outbreak on board ships

World Health Organization (WHO) issues interim guidance on operational considerations for managing coronavirus outbreak on board ships. 

BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO launch survey to identify fuel oil issues

The IMO 2020 global sulphur limit for marine fuel oil has now been in force for over one month. BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO are calling on fleet- and vessel managers, as well as technical superintendents, to share their insight and experiences with the new IMO 2020 compliant fuels.

Coronavirus - IMO and WHO issue joint statement

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Maritime Organization  (IMO) have joined forces to issue a joint- statement in response to the challenges faced by the shipping industry during this coronavirus outbreak.

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