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Round Table Shipping Organisations Highlight Key Issues for the Maritime Industry

09 March 2021

Leaders of the Round Table of International Shipping Associations - BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping and INTERTANKO - met virtually last week to debate key issues facing the maritime industry today. At the meeting, the associations affirmed the industry’s commitment to universal recognition for seafarers, the decarbonisation of shipping and addressing the threat to shipping from piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Meet BIMCO’s team at The Asian Logistic and Maritime Conference 2017

30 October 2017

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst Peter Sand will moderate the “Dry Bulk Market Outlook: Sustaining Cautious Optimism for Calmer Waters” panel discussion, scheduled for 23 November at 16:00-17:30. Peter Sand will be joined by Burak Cetinok, Head of Research at Arrow Shipbroking Group and Angad Banga, Chief Operating Officer at The Caravel Group.

IMO sets the course of new regulation of maritime autonomous ships

02 June 2022

The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (M S C) decided at its meeting 20-29 April 2022 to commence work on the development of a new goal-based instrument regulating the operation of maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS). BIMCO reports from the meeting.

Maritime Labour Convention – what are the latest amendments adopted in 2022?

18 May 2022

With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic that started in 2020 , it has inevitably brought about all possible delays and impact ed every sector of the shipping industry. Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise as the Maritime Labour Convention’s amendments were timely to take into account the experiences which the shipping industry has had in particular with seafarers . BIMCO sees th is as a major step to improving the protection of seafarers especially for cases where they have been abandoned or are in need of medical assistance or basic entitlement to internet access on board ships as well at ports.

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network launches survey on corrupt practices in Ukraine

10 July 2019

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has recently launched a survey concerning corrupt practices in Ukraine. Such practices may take many forms e.g. demands for facilitation payments (low level payments paid to low level government officials to complete routine tasks the company is entitled to), cash payments or in kind requests made by various port authorities.

IMO to start comprehensive review of STCW Convention and Code

05 May 2022

In an effort to keep seafarer training, certification and watchkeeping aspects in line with developments in the shipping industry, and to address several challenges faced by seafarers, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to start a comprehensive review and revision of the STCW Convention and Code. The work is expected to begin at the HTW sub-committee next year.