13 August 2018
This is an extract of a report 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. The full CSA report is also provided.
07 December 2018
US have changed its law in relation to discharges from ships incidental to its normal operation. A new law, the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) establishes a new legal framework for the regulation of such discharges from ships in US waters.
30 June 2017
BIMCO contributes actively in the development of IMO's strategy to limit the average global temperature rise below 2°C.
25 March 2019
BIMCO has participated in the first meeting (Inception workshop) of the GloFouling partnership project at the IMO headquarters in London, held from 18 to 20 March 2019.
27 February 2019
BIMCO has at the latest meeting at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) called for clarification and guidelines for shipowners and flag states in cases when ships cannot buy compliant fuel in a port from 1 January 2020.
02 February 2018
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) will meet next week.
13 April 2018
MEPC held this week, adopted a new initial IMO strategy of GHG emissions of ships, which will pave the way for decarburization.
01 November 2018
BIMCO is encouraging shipowners to authorise their respective flag state administrations or recognised organisations to report their Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) values for all applicable new ships in their fleet to the The International Maritime Organization (IMO).
14 December 2018
The IMO has agreed to back a proposal submitted by BIMCO and fellow industry associations to have the Marine Safety Committee (MSC) take a more robust stance when it comes to expected safety implications of compliant fuel ahead of the IMO 0.50% sulphur limit coming into force on 1 January 2020.
23 January 2017
The fourth session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 4) met in London from 16 to 20 January 2017. This report gives a brief overview of most important items, which were debated.