19 March 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a pandemic. There is little doubt that this will have significant implications for the shipping industry. But to what extent?
03 April 2020
BIMCO has, together with a number of European countries and international organizations, submitted a document to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), offering support for new output on the mandatory reporting of containers lost at sea.
27 March 2020
BIMCO makes a continuous effort to provide information on the most recent restrictions.
28 October 2009
An ”L-shaped” market in the making? Demand: The overall sluggish demand picture has resulted in slow steaming and idle capacity equal to 550 vessels comprising 10% of current trading fleet or 1.3 million TEU.
31 August 2018
Seasonal measures introduced by Australia, New Zealand and Chile to combat marmorated stink bug risk.
07 November 2017
For the demand side to reap the full benefits of this possible global upturn, globalisation must be embraced and the gains from open trade must be a key focus of the policymaker's agenda, replacing any inward-looking policies
20 April 2017
The recent months’ uptick in global indicators, which implies a strengthening in the global economy, is not sufficient for the patient to be discharged yet. The state of the global economy is still uncertain, despite stronger growth dynamics in advanced economies, and not least in China.
11 December 2014
It surely holds the potential to do so, on a national level as well as on the individual shipping company level.
14 August 2014
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its global growth projection from 3.7% in April to 3.4% in July. The adjustment is primarily due to the large negative result in the US in the first quarter of the year. The IMF stressed that this is now behind us – and it therefore sticks to its 2015 projection with an unchanged growth level of 4.0%.
09 April 2014
As the recovery continues to move forward, the bumps in the road are both new “friends” and old “foes”. We are still concerned with the lack of inflation in both the US and Eurozone, as production capacity far exceeds demand.