17 June 2021
With discussions at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting (held 10 to 17 June 2021) on sea-based sources of marine plastic delayed until the end of the year, BIMCO is looking at what the shipping industry can to do reduce its plastic footprint to ensure momentum is not lost in the absence of formal discussions at the IMO.
29 October 2020
In the coming months, BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, will participate in BIMCO’s very own webinar series: The Shipping Markets Checkpoint: threats and opportunities in a COVID-19 world, as well as numerous insightful virtual conferences focusing on the commercial shipping markets.
22 September 2020
BIMCO has collected statements from a number of flag states, port states and recognised organisations/classification societies (RO) and produced a regulatory analysis concerning COVID-19 and its possible implications on statutory ship certificates, surveys, inspections or audits under relevant International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments.
02 December 2019
This week has seen freight rates for both clean and dirty Handies in the Black Sea and Mediterranean surge to record levels, showing some of same extreme volatility that the VLCCs saw just a month ago, albeit not for the exact same reasons.
The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers.
22 August 2019
BIMCO has updated and restructured its port information database which provides the maritime industry with reliable information about port facilities, working hours and national holidays.
19 June 2019
On 4 June BIMCO, together with ICS, IMCA, ITF and OCIMF, had arranged a symposium about piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The symposium came to the conclusion that the Nigerian piracy problem occurs in a small area and can be solved if Nigeria wants it.
31 July 2018
Over the past few months, several incidents of interference with GPS and AIS has been detected in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
26 June 2018
16 June 2018
NATO's Maritime Command has released this threat assessment for the Mediterranean. It assesses the security risks to shipping in the Mediterranean as low, elaborating on topics such as migrants, drug smuggling, maritime terrorism and spillovers from the conflicts in Libya and Syria.
25 May 2018
Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 99). Autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.