30 August 2018
Starting a trade war is bad for everyone, and shipping is right in the eye of the storm. Adding a new sanctions regime involving the US and Iran is putting another layer of stress on a shipping industry that is struggling to generate profits. Not surprisingly, the IMF’s estimate for world trade volumes was adjusted downwards for both 2018 and 2019 in July.
27 July 2018
Personal Data Protection Clauses for SHIPMAN, CREWMAN, SUPPLYTIME and GUARDCON are available now. These are additional clauses that can be added to specific BIMCO contracts if parties need wording to cover personal data protection legislation.
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.
15 May 2018
For the first time, IMO will discuss the maritime autonomous ships. The use of autonomous ships – or so-called unmanned ships - will create the need for a regulatory framework for such ships and their interaction and co-existence with manned ships.
30 October 2019
Version 3.0, Date: May 2020.
12 February 2020
13 July 2015
Nobody, from the individual with an inexpensive laptop to those overseeing sophisticated business systems, can be unaware of the need for cyber security.
14 October 2010
Global Economy: WTO says that trade is likely to grow by 13.5% in 2010. This is an upward revision of world trade from the March forecast of 10%. The massive growth comes back-to-back with the 2009 decline of 12.2%, and has to be seen in that perspective. However, the news is positive and definitely helpful for the global economy as it struggles to leave the crisis behind and sustain positive growth going forward.
08 December 2020
12 September 2016