07 December 2018
BIMCO's position on "anti-corruption" has been approved by the BIMCO Board of Directors.
12 April 2019
BIMCO has co-sponsored a proposal at the 43rd session of the Facilitation Committee (FAL 43) held at the IMO Headquarters on 8-12 April, putting anti-corruption formally on the IMO agenda going forward.
17 October 2016
The Anti-Corruption Clause for Charter Parties 2015 provides market users with a regime for responding to unlawful demands for gifts in cash or kind, such as cigarettes or alcohol. It is designed for use in both voyage and time charters and sets out a series of steps with the contracting parties working together to resist such demands but if this fails, owners’ rights to hire or uninterrupted laytime and demurrage are protected. Termination, by either party, is the ultimate sanction but a high threshold has been set so that it cannot be easily used as an exit from an inconvenient charter.
This clause was published on 7 December 2015.
10 July 2019
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has recently launched a survey concerning corrupt practices in Ukraine. Such practices may take many forms e.g. demands for facilitation payments (low level payments paid to low level government officials to complete routine tasks the company is entitled to), cash payments or in kind requests made by various port authorities.
20 May 2020
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched a survey to obtain a better understanding of the possible link between the COVID-19 outbreak and corrupt demands faced by the shipping industry, and how such demands are affecting seafarers and vessel operations. BIMCO supports MACN’s efforts to fight corruption in shipping and is therefore encouraging members to respond to the survey.
24 November 2015
BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping organisation, has now launched an anti-corruption clause for charter parties.
The new clause will give owners and charterers a contractual platform for cooperative action to resist demands for illegal payments from port officials and others.
08 June 2018
BIMCO is helping the industry raise its voice against maritime corruption and supports initiatives that help fight unfair trade.
23 August 2019
BIMCO has received a further update on developments in Ukraine which are provided below together with a renewed call to respond to the survey.
02 November 2017
New resolution from the National Food and Grain Health Authority (SENASA) has come into effect for a testing period of one year.
13 December 2017
New resources available to support BIMCO members with ships calling at Argentine ports.