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First ever standard contract for autonomous ship operation underway

BIMCO is adapting the currently used SHIPMAN 2009 agreement for use with autonomous ships, but the lack of actual autonomous ships currently in operation will mean ongoing adjustments as the industry forges ahead with its pioneering projects. Publication of the first version is expected in 2021.

Seasonal Greeting from BIMCO’s President, Sabrina Chao

Dear members, dear BIMCO community Firstly, I hope you and your families are well. When I wrote my Seasonal Greeting to you this time last year, we were still held very much in the tight grip of COVID-19. While 2021 brought many grievances due to the pandemic, 2022 has certainly provided us with dif... Please follow the link to continue reading.

Tripartite Forum: Shipping Industry prepares for major changes

The shipping industry is on the verge of major changes requiring  strong collaboration between ship builders, ship owners and classification societies, agreed the 70 plus participants of the 2018 Tripartite Forum held in Seoul, South Korea on 11 and 12 October.