16 November 2020
The Australia Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) updates the temporary arrangements during COVID-19 relating to the maximum period of shipboard service allowed for seafarers under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006).
12 April 2021
IMO issues a circular each time a country or countries inform IMO of their national focal point of contact for crew change and repatriation of seafarers at the national level. One should look at the latest IMO circular for the most updated list of countries as provided below.
28 October 2020
The International Maritime Employer’s Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) have set up quarantine and testing facilities in Manila to facilitate crew changes and address concerns about quarantine quality and fake COVID-19 tests.
23 October 2020
Argentina has just passed a resolution to enforce phytosanitary measures against Asian gypsy moth (AGM) for international ships arriving at Argentinian ports.
01 October 2020
Although many of China’s major bulk imports, such as iron ore and crude oil, have seen strong growth so far this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, imports of coal have followed the opposite trajectory.
09 September 2020
For the new season beginning September 2020, New Zealand and Australia have introduced the measures to combat increasing spread of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMST) coming from targeted "BMST" countries which have now risen to 37 countries with the inclusion of Kazakhstan, Moldova, Portugal and Ukraine.
09 September 2020
An impressive recovery in Chinese dry bulk imports has protected the industry from the effects of falling demand in the rest of the world.
01 September 2020
To facilitate crew changes in a safe manner and against COVID-19 risks, Singapore revises crew change requirements and sets up Crew Facilitation centre from 1st September 2020.
03 July 2020
Currently, four sulphur emission control areas (ECAs) are designated under MARPOL Annex VI. In addition, national sulphur emission control areas s have been designated in some countries.
20 October 2020
Providing information where seafarers can reach out directly to seek help with their mental health state of being. BIMCO members are highly recommended to inform their seafarers of this information page.