30 November 2017
The United Nations World Food Programme Voyage Charter Party, WORLDFOOD 2017, is a BIMCO approved document to which the UN World Food Programme holds the copyright. The contract is used for shipments of food to emergency areas to save the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. The WORLDFOODRECEIPT 2017 is its accompanying contract of carriage. The latest edition of this contract is WORLDFOOD 2017.
26 November 2017
Carbon emissions, safety and cyber security were at the top of the agenda at the annual Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum which attracted more than 100 delegates.
03 February 2021
BIMCO's position on "autonomous ships" has been approved by the BIMCO Board of Directors.
04 February 2021
BIMCO's position on "piracy, armed robbery and other violent criminal acts at sea " has been approved by the BIMCO Board of Directors.
10 October 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 September report is also provided.
28 September 2017
The BIMCO President Mr Papagiannopoulos highlighted the main opportunities and threats for shipping coming from digitalisation at the 3rd 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.
11 September 2017
BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries.
01 August 2017
The Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, has on 28 July 2017, amended the 'transit' rule in the Maritime Traffic Regulations for the Turkish Straits, from 48 hours to 168 hours.
08 June 2017
The cutting of diplomatic ties with Qatar imposed by a number of Arab states with effect from 6 June 2017 has also impacted the operation of ships in the area due to the restrictions imposed.
06 June 2017