With an increasing focus on force majeure due to the COVID-19 outbreak, BIMCO has gathered a drafting team to develop a free-standing force majeure clause for use in a variety of contracts.
Between February and May 2020 BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO conducted The Fuel Oil Quality and Safety Survey with the aim to get a greater understanding of the quality of the new fuel oils and possible safety implications of the IMO 2020 sulphur regulation.
With the future of crewing high on the agenda, BIMCO and ICS are preparing for the launch of the latest Seafarer Workforce Report, the industry standard resource for ship operators, agencies and governments.
BIMCO is joining ICS in a call to encourage shipping companies or masters to fill in a Crew Change Report Form launched by ICS and thereby help encouraging Governments to facilitate crew change throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
BIMCO, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Ocean Technologies Group maritime eLearning subsidiary Videotel have joined forces to provide access to a wealth of self-study material via the institute’s learning management system.
From 31 December 2020, all ships of 500 GT and above – regardless of the flag they are flying – will be required to carry an IHM when calling a port or anchorage of a country that is a member of the EU or EEA. Failure to do so may result in penalisation.
Oil Companies International Marine Forum has issued an update to its COVID-19 bulletin, which gives guidance on Ship Inspection Report Exchange/Barge Inspection Exchange/Offshore Vessel Inspection Database inspections.
Gibraltar – a major crew changing hub, is following the recommendations proposed by BIMCO, ICS and other industry partners, and facilitated by IMO in a circular letter
In light of the preventive measures taken by ports states, making crew change and repatriation difficult, if not impossible, many flag states and administrations are taking a pragmatic approach to statutory certificates and agreements in line with *IMO circular 4204, add. 5.