07 February 2017
Due to a couple of incidents in late 2015 and early 2016 shipments of palm kernel shells were were shown to emit very high levels of methane (flammable ) gas in the cargo spaces.
05 October 2017
IMO issues warning on the dangers of carrying ammonium nitrate based fertilizers (non-hazardous) in bulk and advises on safety precautions for safe carriage.
18 January 2019
Warning of explosive incidents that could occur with shipment of aluminium dross in bulk containers.
09 March 2017
Nickel ore shipment from the Philippines not only suffers from risk of liquefaction but might be illegal too.
16 May 2017
Loading of nickel ore from Philippines still poses a huge problem.
02 February 2017
Indonesian authorities relax ban on export of nickel and bauxite ore cargoes.
13 December 2017
New resources available to support BIMCO members with ships calling at Argentine ports.
30 March 2017
Ships have been charged with “user fees” related to a 'monitoring' system implemented in the Philippine province of Zambales. BIMCO believes this system is inconsistent with UNCLOS.
31 January 2020
Since 23 January 2020, BIMCO has been busy updating members about this serious coronavirus outbreak online and it has now been announced by WHO yesterday that it is officially a global health emergency. BIMCO advises members of how this outbreak can be monitored closely and issues information and guidance accordingly.
27 June 2019
The Asian gypsy moth (AGM) flight season is just around the corner. BIMCO advises its members to pay attention to the possible consequences of calling at ports where the AGM is indigenous or established.