23 August 2019
Marsden Point, New Zealand came out as the highest rated bulk terminal in BIMCOs Terminal Vetting Scheme. With 161 ships from 132 companies involved in the scheme, the report now covers 419 terminals globally. Just under 95% of the reports were rated average or better, which gave an average rating of 3.6 (out of five), suggesting positive trends for the future.
17 April 2019
Chinese imports of iron ore keep falling, while its crude steel production keeps growing.
18 January 2019
The best performing port, in BIMCO’s Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report 2018, is Szczecin in Poland. The report collected input from 144 ships covering 381 terminals. A total of 97% of the reports were rated as average or better, which gave an average rating of 3.6 (out of five). The result is a marginal better than last year’s results.
15 February 2018
The three best performing dry bulk terminals in the world are Santander and Bilbao in Spain and Quebec in Canada, according to BIMCO’s 2017 Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report.
02 August 2017
The 2017 half-year result of the dry bulk terminal vetting is ready. New reports have been added to the database by ships after each port call.
03 February 2017
The latest BIMCO digital Bulletin is now ready for you to read and enjoy.
06 January 2017
BIMCO is seeking to drive the improvement of standards for ships at dry bulk terminals across the world and has today launched its first report on terminal performance.
22 April 2010
US President Obama has issued an Executive Order with the heading “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia”, which could have an impact on the possibility for paying ransom under some circumstances. The situation is not clear and perhaps some ship owners will consider how to address this situation before transiting the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin. On that background, we hereby include an updated version of our calculations regarding the cost part of the decision to go round the Cape of the Good Hope.
22 November 2009
The ending of the monsoon has focused increased attention on the piracy issue and thus also the costs of piracy.
12 September 2016