BIMCO helps ICS gather data on crew-change challenges

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Restrictions on making crew changes have proved to be one of the toughest changes facing international shipping in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BIMCO, the world’s largest direct-membership organization for shipowners, charterers, shipbrokers and agents, is cooperating with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to gather information that will be of help in work to facilitate crew changes.

To assist ICS with collecting information on attempted and successful crew change operations, BIMCO is asking industry stakeholders to fill in a short summary on each attempted operation by responding to a survey that can be found HERE.


BIMCO also has a listing of countries that allow crew changes, including those that allow crew changes subject to restrictions, some of which turn out to be fairly extensive.

You can access that listing HERE.

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