Providing up to date information on the Asian gypsy moth season (AGM) 2020.
Members are hereby reminded that calling at areas considered AGM high risk have to be aware of the AGM requirements imposed on ships by various governments that are bent on keeping AGM at bay. The usual suspects are Australia, Canada, USA, Chile and New Zealand.
The AGM high risk period usually starts from late May to September. A ship that has called at a port in the regulated AGM area during the specified risk period of the current or previous year will be considered a ship of high AGM risk and in general is required to get a proper AGM-free certificate at the last port visited at the high risk area.
Members are advised to refer to our AGM section for information and guidance, as well as using our BIMCO AGM clause for Time Charter Parties 2015.