Introduction to AGM / FSMC


Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) has been renamed as Flighted Spongy Moth Complex (FSMC) due to a change of name effected in 2022.


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Events by BIMCO or with BIMCO participation

Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference 2023

Full details of the conference will be added in due course.

15+15 webinar: Force Majeure in Shipbuilding – basics and practices

There is no one-size-fits-all formula, and much depends on whether there are specific provisions to address such an extraordinary situation.

This 15+15 webinar aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of use of the force majeure clause in shipbuilding - from its basic principles to its practical applications. By exploring the legal concepts, we hope to equip you with valuable insights that will allow you to anticipate and manage an unforeseeable and uncontrollable force majeure event.

  • The drafting of a contract

  • The effect of successfully invoking a force majeure

  • Common qualifications and the “but for” principle

  • Builder’s or Buyer’s friend

  • Lessons from the COVID pandemic


Join this 15+15 where Ronin Zong, Partner at Wikborg Rein, will present and then answer your questions in the Q&A section.

This 30-minute webinar begins at 12:00 UTC (See your time zone here)


15+15 weekly webinars are a 30-minute webinar which includes a 15-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A.


Smart Maritime Network Conference, 2023

There will also be two focal networking evenings: a Welcome Reception at Copenhagen's City Hall on 26 September and Night SMAGIC, led by some of SMN’s key partners, at selected venues across Copenhagen on 27 September. These events will provide a chance for delegates, speakers, partners, and invited guests to connect in an informal setting.

Places are limited and we invite guests to register early to ensure their place/s at their first choice of workshops and to the evening receptions. Delegate places are free for ship owners, operators, and other similar maritime stakeholders. Other tickets are also available and guests/members of BIMCO are invited to join us with a 30% discount. There is also currently an early bird discount available until 26 August 2023.

Please use code SMAGIC23BIMCO and register online at SMAGIC'23

VPS Bunker Alerts

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.

The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.

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