20 March 2020
The Tokyo and Indian MOU have issued press releases providing guidance on how extensions can be granted in relation to port state control inspection carried out on ships.
26 February 2020
Singapore acts swiftly to assist shipowners to comply with their statutory obligations during this coronavirus outbreak.
23 January 2020
A new virus "Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)" has been detected, causing serious outbreaks in China, Japan and Republic of Korea. WHO issues advice for international travel and trade.
25 March 2020
BIMCO has produced posters and guidelines to protect employees and visitors in offices and office buildings against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
16 March 2020
BIMCO-made posters to protect seafarers and visitors onboard ships against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Black-and-white posters that can be easily printed and used onboard ships at shoreside, shipside of gangways as well at various locations in the accommodation.
23 March 2020
Crew unable to disembark, service engineers unable to maintain essential equipment and classification societies unable to do scheduled ship surveys. This is the new reality for many, as several port authorities and port state authorities are imposing restrictions on mobility due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
16 March 2020
The World Health Organsiation (WHO) declares Europe the new epicenter of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now many countries are closing borders to contain the spread of the disease.
07 February 2020
BIMCO has received numerous enquiries from members uncertain about how the Novel Coronavirus outbreak will impact contracts. The following includes some general remarks, but it is important to evaluate carefully each situation on its own merits.
05 February 2020
In response to a rising number of enquiries from members, BIMCO is constantly updating its website with contractual and practical advice regarding the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). Please find our designated content page here.
07 May 2020
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sent a recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic to all IMO member-states, the UN and other stakeholders.