30 April 2019
BIMCO has submitted four papers to the Maritime Safety Committee. The papers discuss how autonomous ships should be tried before they are allowed to operate, and that cyber risk management should be part of the ship’s Safety Management System.
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.
16 June 2017
Preventing pest container contamination was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98). Cyber risk management, autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.
20 November 2017
This handbook aims to provide substantive public health guidance when there is an outbreak of disease.
25 July 2017
The International Maritime Organization's Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) enters into force 8 September 2017. Under the Convention, all ships in international trade are required to manage their ballast water and sediments in accordance with an approved ship-specific ballast water management plan. All ships will also have to carry a ballast water record book and an international ballast water management certificate.
20 September 2016
CREWMAN B (Lump sum) 2009 is a standard crew management agreement whereby the owners appoint the crew managers as agents to perform crew management services in respect of a ship on a lump sum basis. The latest edition of this contract is CREWMAN B (Lump sum) 2009.
Copyright in CREWMAN B (Lump sum) 2009 is held by BIMCO.
20 September 2016
CREWMAN A (Cost plus fee) 2009 is a standard crew management agreement whereby the owners appoint the crew managers as agents to perform crew management services in respect of a ship on a cost plus fee basis.
The latest edition of this contract is CREWMAN A (cost plus fee) 2009.
Copyright in CREWMAN A (cost plus fee) 2009 is held by BIMCO.
12 November 2018
Biofouling is getting increasing attention and pressure for biofouling management is mounting. Therefore, BIMCO is launching a survey to gain insight into how shipowners are managing the topic.
28 September 2017
The BIMCO President Mr Papagiannopoulos highlighted the main opportunities and threats for shipping coming from digitalisation at the 3rd ShipIT conference in Athens on 27 September 2017. The opportunities and threats include the admin burden on board ships, autonomous ships, blockchain, cyber risk management and not least the human elements of all these issues.
10 September 2018
The new BIMCO magazine the “Bulletin” is out and zooming in on challenges and questions asked ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap. “Sulphur cap consequences will draw focus for two years,” BIMCO’s Secretary General, Angus Frew, points out in his foreword. Also, read the latest market analysis by Peter Sand and read why shipowners urgently need a fuel-management plan.