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AIS Switch Off Clause 2021

16 July 2021

AIS manipulation is one tool used by parties to evade sanctions. This clause addresses this issue and is part of the BIMCO suite of sanctions clauses. It is intended to be part of a company’s sanctions compliance due diligence programme. Although the continuous operation of a ship’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) is mandatory under SOLAS, there are circumstances where it may be legitimately be switched off. The purpose of the clause is to ensure that when this is done legitimately, it does not give rise to termination rights and ensures a balance of the rights and responsibilities between owners and charterers in preventing AIS manipulation to evade sanctions.

BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report

09 July 2021

The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 9th July 2021.

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) - A Quick Summary

22 June 2021

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) is an international labour convention adopted under the scope of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in February 2006 and contains a set of global standards bringing nearly all the existing maritime labour instruments together in a single reformatted Convention. BIMCO provides all the information you need to know about the MLC, 2006 in the form of a quick summary with the relevant links provided. The latest FAQ issued by the ILO in November 2020 is also included.  

BIMCO launches initiatives to address shipping’s plastic footprint

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.