03 March 2021
TOWHIRE is an ocean towage agreement on a daily hire basis. It is not intended for use in port towing. The latest edition of this contract is TOWHIRE 2021.
Copyright in TOWHIRE 2021 is held by BIMCO.
21 December 2020
BIMCO Shipping KPI opens a new chapter with the implementation of reporting on cost categories. BIMCO has no access nor interest in these data on the user level. We encourage users to apply information for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and submit valuable feedback to the BIMCO Shipping KPI team
04 November 2020
This eBook includes a sample copy of the BARECON 2001 contract and the related explanatory notes in the latest version.
29 October 2020
This eBook includes a sample copy of the REPAIRCON-MINREPCON 2018 contract and the related explanatory notes in the latest version.
30 April 2020
Converted Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOC) are increasingly becoming a thing of the past with the long-term freight contracts coming to an end as newer and more reliable ships replace them in the market.
20 December 2019
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued a set of important amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), as well as various codes mandatory under the Convention. The changes will enter into force on 1 January 2020 and can be viewed below.
20 November 2019
Together with EU countries and industry organisations – BIMCO has co-sponsored a revision on the guidelines on place of refuge for ships in need of assistance to include, among other things, guidelines for situations with more than one nation-state and recommendations for designation of a national competent authority.
06 August 2019
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released guidance on what action ships, flag states and port state control authorities should take if malfunction of an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) - also known as a scrubber - is detected.
23 May 2019