01 May 2017
Overview of California State Ballast Water Management and noncompliance penalties.
29 December 2017
California State Lands Commission - Information about the implementation of biofouling management requirements and a reminder about existing reporting requirements.
16 February 2018
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) have recently released the CG-CVC Policy Letter 18-02, “Guidelines for Evaluating Potential Courses of Action When a Vessel Bound for a Port in the United States has an Inoperable Ballast Water Management (BWM) System.”
15 November 2018
The US Senate has approved changes to the VIDA Bill (formerly known as Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, CVIDA), creating a new approach for regulating ballast water discharges from vessels while recognizing special regional situations.
07 July 2017
MEPC 71 progressed in ensuring smoother implementation of the ballast water convention. One of the achievements was reaffirming the agreement regarding the provisions for non-penalisation of early movers that have installed ballast water management systems according to G8 guidelines.
26 September 2017
BIMCO's has launched a practical guide for shipmasters managing new ballast water management systems. It coincides with the entry into force of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.
18 March 2020
22 October 2018
The shipping industry is on the verge of major changes requiring strong collaboration between ship builders, ship owners and classification societies, agreed the 70 plus participants of the 2018 Tripartite Forum held in Seoul, South Korea on 11 and 12 October.
23 May 2017
A broad range of “hot” industry issues kept BIMCO’s Marine Committee busy at its recent meeting at BIMCO House.
10 May 2017
This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA April report is also provided.