24 September 2018
BIMCO representatives will attend an IMO Sub-committee meeting to help assure a smooth exchange of information in the industry and avoid cases of duplicate entries of national Port Control inspection data.
10 October 2019
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed voluntary best management practices for ballast water discharges for ships in order to mitigate the risk of transferring Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.
20 August 2018
The Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control starts a inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI (Air pollution) from 1 Sept to 30 Nov 2018 – Checklist and Guidance provided.
30 March 2017
Ships have been charged with “user fees” related to a 'monitoring' system implemented in the Philippine province of Zambales. BIMCO believes this system is inconsistent with UNCLOS.
21 June 2019
27 September 2017
A new set of Asian Gypsy moth (AGM) regulations has been issued by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand (NZ). Members entering or intending to enter NZ waters need to familiarise themselves of these new requirements.
03 October 2017
The President of the United States of America has signed an Executive Order ‘Imposing additional sanctions with respect to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
06 November 2018
12 October 2017
BIMCO has received numerous questions related to the costs of “sea trials” in the Suez Canal – mainly creating disputes for ships transiting for the first time.
26 June 2018
The Asian gypsy moth season is here again. A reminder to all members calling at areas considered AGM high risk to be aware of the AGM requirements issued by various governments to prevent entry of AGM into their countries.