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BIMCO President speaks about opportunities and threats for shipping from digitalisation including stressing the human element

28 September 2017

The BIMCO President Mr Papagiannopoulos highlighted the main opportunities and threats for shipping coming from digitalisation at the 3 rd ShipIT conference in Athens on 27 September 2017. The opportunities and threats include the admin burden on board ships, autonomous ships, blockchain, cyber risk management and not least the human elements of all these issues.

BIMCO and RINA propose method to calculate energy efficiency of existing ships

10 March 2021

BIMCO and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) have identified a need for – and therefore proposed - an alternative method to determine an accurate reference speed in connection with a carbon reduction framework currently under development by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The aim is to secure that older ships also can obtain a reliable energy efficient design index (for existing ships), even if the original sea trial data from when the ship was delivered, is lost.

Ship financing just got less complicated

02 May 2018

BIMCO has developed a new standard term sheet for syndicated ship financing (SHIPTERM S) – the first industry standard of its kind for syndicated loans. The term sheet was approved for publication at BIMCO’s biannual Documentary Committee meeting on May 2 in New York.

Responsible Ship Recycling Forum 2024

06 May 2024

BIMCO's Gudrun Janssens, Manager, Intergovernmental Engagement, will be speaking on "Ship recycling standards: what comes after Hong Kong Convention compliance?"

China cuts age of import ships further to reduce emissions

06 July 2018

The Chinese Ministry of Transport has announced new regulations requiring all ships imported for domestic use, and Chinese flagged ships for international use, to be compliant with IMO Tier II emissions standards from 1 September 2018, in a bid to cut NOx emissions from diesel engines.

Shore leave and access to ships in US ports

07 June 2013

In cases where ships encounter extraordinary difficulties due to overly tight security measures, ships are encouraged to address the perceived problem to the local US Coast guard captain of the port, and keep their company informed. The BIMCO Security Department also appreciates being kept informed of such problems.