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  • Ships increasingly risk legal actions in Malacca and Singapore region

    The waters in and around the Straits of Malacca and Singapore can pose various risks to ships, one of which is conducting activities outside designated areas, if the ship is not simply transiting continuously and expeditiously.

  • COVID-19 causes problems for implementing EU legislation

    The COVID-19 pandemic affects the industry’s endeavours to implement the upcoming European Union’s Ship Recycling Regulations (EUSRR) and many shipowners may not be able to finalize the required Inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) prior to the deadline.

  • Sound your horns on 8 July to support crew changes

    To create more awareness of the plight of the seafarers, who are still largely unable to get on or off their ships, BIMCO and the rest of the international shipping community encourages that ships in port sound their horns on 8 July at 12:00 noon local time.

  • Republic of Korea implements national sulphur emission control area

    Several South Korean ports will have designated national sulphur emission control areas from midnight 1 September 2020.

  • Self-quarantine is crucial for crew change in Singapore

    Following an incident where a crew member was diagnosed with COVID-19 upon arrival in Singapore, the Singapore Shipowners Association is reiterating the importance of self-quarantine.

  • Survey launched to explore how shipping is coping with Covid-19

    An industry-wide survey calling on seafarers and shore-staff to share their Covid-19 workforce insights has been launched by Lloyd’s Register and marine industry partners to understand how the pandemic has affected, and continues to affect the industry and the health and mental wellbeing of its employees.

  • Panama emphasises its support for seafarers’ rights

    Following the measures adopted through its MN 03/2020 circular regarding seafarers, the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) emphasises its support for seafarers’ welfare and rights.

  • New BIMCO Law & Arbitration clause will clarify arbitration processes

    If a contractual dispute escalates and one of the parties want to involve arbitrators, it is essential that notices of commencement of proceedings and the appointment of arbitrators are properly served to the right people. BIMCO’s new Law & Arbitration Clause will address these issues with a provision requiring parties to a contract to clearly identify who are authorised to receive arbitration notices and communication.

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