26 November 2014
Updated IMO Circular containing a list of certificates and documents required to be carried on board ships together with a brief description of the purpose of the certificates and other relevant documents.
03 May 2021
During a 10-day operation called “Jangkar Haram”, Malaysia clamped down on illegal anchoring in its waters. The ships involved have either been warned and ordered to leave or detained and fined. BIMCO recommends Masters to take extra precaution and obtain prior permission from relevant authorities before anchoring.
09 January 2024
The international associations BIMCO, INTERMANAGER, INTERPORTPOLICE, World Shipping Council, and Northeast Maritime Institute are organising what we intend to be a landmark event in the fight against drug smuggling in ships.
25 March 2021
The shipping number of the week provides numbers with a brief analysis of relevant developments in the shipping markets.
23 August 2021
Seed cakes transported in containers continue to provide a risk in terms of causing container fires onboard and BIMCO urges the use of joint-industry guidelines to BIMCO members to improve safety for ship and crew.
21 September 2020
Sale and leaseback transactions have seen a substantial increase in recent years as an alternative method of ship financing, and BIMCO has adopted a new term sheet which will facilitate the negotiation of sale and leaseback deals and make the process cheaper for parties involved.
12 May 2020
The International Group of P&I Clubs, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO and InterManager (the “international industry organisations”) draw Members’ attention to the series of recent ship detentions and crew arrests in Mexico and, in the case of the UBC Savannah, the lengthy and continuing detention in custody of the ship’s Master without any formal charges against him, following the discovery of illegal narcotics on board.
23 June 2022
In October 2020, the order book for new container ships bottomed out at 8.4% of the combined trading fleet. For ships smaller than 8,000 TEU, the order book bottomed out one month later at 3.7% of the trading fleet, and only accounted for 18.2% of the total container order book. Interest in the smaller segments, however, is bouncing back after months of hibernation.
25 September 2023
The BIMCO roundtable on safe and environmentally sound ship recycling held during London International Shipping Week highlighted the need for debunking myths around the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) and urged all stakeholders to work together to realise the convention’s potential.
02 February 2023
Focus on underwater radiated noise from shipping has grown significantly over the past few years. Consequently, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to raise awareness of the subject by issuing updated non-mandatory guidelines with the aim of monitoring the impact and thus ascertaining the efficacy of various mitigation solutions.