08 January 2020
Every year, BIMCO considers what is in store for the shipping industry and for BIMCO in the coming years, while also reflecting on the year gone by. We put all the thoughts in a magazine. This year is no different, and a range of BIMCO people have written their opinions on what the new year will bring.
18 July 2018
18 July 2018
The 2020 0.50% sulphur limit for fuel oil used outside emission control areas will undoubtedly create operational issues for crews onboard ships. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has now issued a letter in this regard rebutting these claims.
09 May 2019
For ships to continue to operate safely and without detention when the 2020 sulphur regulation comes into force, planning must start this year.
07 August 2019
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved and published guidelines for port state control (PSC) under MARPOL Annex VI, which gives Technical departments, HSEQ departments and ship crews an indication of what to expect by PSC from 1 January 2020.
09 July 2019
The Bulletin met with Frederick Kenney, Director of Legal and External Affairs at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to talk about why there is no chance that the 2020 sulphur limit deadline will be pushed, what will happen if ships experience operational problems because of the new fuels, and why regulation of open-loop scrubbers should be consistent rather than regional.
30 October 2018
The shipping industry has all eyes firmly fixed on the topic, but what exactly do the “IMO 2020” global sulphur cap regulations say? This guide looks at five highly relevant topics, how to comply and how the regulation will be enforced.
26 September 2018
BIMCO will produce several clauses dealing with specific issues related to 2020, as making one clause to fit all concerns was deemed unworkable. The first 2020 clause – focused on compliance - may be published as soon as end October.
16 July 2019
Charterers and shipowners can use bunker adjustment factor (BAF) clauses to manage rising fuel cost and the possible volatility in prices due to the 2020 sulphur limit. In this article, BIMCO provides an overview of potential solutions.
04 September 2018
Technical, regulatory and financial aspects of the 2020 global fuel sulphur cap regime understandably loom large in people’s minds. But the importance of the contractual dimension should not be overlooked. BIMCO is forging ahead with an all-encompassing 2020 Clause for charter parties, which should be published in November.