The new Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment levels if it is to avoid a serious shortage in the total supply of officers by 2026.
The attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Guinea by Nigerian pirates must end. So far, 99 maritime companies, organisations and flag states, including BIMCO, have signed the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy
The International Maritime Organisation’s 2020 global sulphur limit for marine fuel oil has been in force for more than a year.
BIMCO would like to encourage states and the industry to start a dialogue on how to create a global ruleset for market-based measures (MBM) to support the use of low carbon fuels and to create a level playing field for the industry.
Without shipping, life would be different. We would have limited access to a lot of the food we consume, pharmaceuticals, clothes, and consumer goods, as around 90 percent of world trade is transported by ship.
Global, sector-focused law firm HFW is helping the shipping association BIMCO draft the industry’s first standard contract for the operation of autonomous vessels.
BIMCO is adapting the currently used SHIPMAN 2009 agreement for use with autonomous ships, but the lack of actual autonomous ships currently in operation will mean ongoing adjustments as the industry forges ahead with its pioneering projects.
IMEC and the ITF have set up quarantine and testing facilities in Manila to facilitate crew changes and address concerns about quarantine quality and fake COVID-19 tests.
BIMCO urges the EU to work with the international community at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to get a global market-based measure established.