The BIMCO Maritime Information department maintains a section on the MLC, 2006. To enable members to get a quick overview of the convention, BIMCO provides a summary with all the relevant links provided in our section for easy access. This section has been updated to take into account of the outcome of the recent fourth meeting that was held in April 2021 by the Special Tripartite Committee of the MLC. This meeting was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The second part of the meeting has been tentatively planned, subject to approval by the Governing Body, to be held at the International Labour Organisation's headquarters in Geneva, from 25 -29 April 2022.
Click here for the quick overview/summary of the MLC, 2006.
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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
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