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BIMCO Infectious Diseases Clause and the allocation of COVID risks in charter parties

31 August 2021

BIMCO's Nina Stuhrmann, Manager, Contracts & Clause, will be taking part in a joint seminar between 4 Pump Court and BIMCO to discuss the forthcoming re-draft of the BIMCO Infectious Diseases Clause and, more widely, issues arising under many charter parties about who bears time and money consequences of delays and disruption.

New BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report warns of serious potential officer shortage

28 July 2021

Launched today, the new Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment levels if it is to avoid a serious shortage in the total supply of officers by 2026. Given the growing demand for STCW certified officers, the Report predicts that there will be a need for an additional 89,510 officers by 2026 to operate the world merchant fleet. The report estimates that 1.89 million seafarers currently serve the world merchant fleet, operating over 74,000 vessels around the globe.