Shipping associations welcome SCOTUS ruling in Athos I case

Law firm Montgomery McCracken reports that the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision March 29, 2020, on a major issue of importance to ship owners and charterers – the

BIMCO issues COVID-19 guidelines for office spaces

To assist the shoreside of the maritime industry in taking appropriate protective measures at office workplaces, BIMCO is issuing guidelines intended to help shipping companies avoid spreading of the COVID-19 disease at

BIMCO names new Secretary General

BIMCO reports that, following a thorough executive search, it has appointed David Loosley as its new Secretary General & CEO with effect from June 2020. Loosley joins from the Institute of Marine

Frew to step down from BIMCO role

BIMCO Secretary General & CEO Angus Frew, has announced he will step down in the summer of 2020. The reason: He wishes to spend more time in the U.K. and less time

BIMCO and INTERTANKO issue guidance on scrubbers

INTERTANKO and BIMCO have issued a joint guidance on the potential contractual issues that could arise when chartering ships fitted with exhaust gas scrubbers. Produced with the assistance of the North of

BIMCO develops cyber security clause

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has agreed a new standard cyber security charterparty clause that requires the parties to implement cyber security procedures and systems, to help reduce the risk of an incident and

BIMCO elects its first female President

Şadan Kaptanoğlu, managing director of Turkey’s HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, was elected President of BIMCO – the world’s largest shipping association – at its General Meeting in Athens on Tuesday, May 14. “It

BIMCO looks to open Athens office

BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with around 1,900 members, and Greek owners control more tonnage than any other group of BIMCO members. Now BIMCO plans to open an office

BIMCO: China open loop scrubber discharge ban not yet total

JANUARY 8, 2019 — Regulators have updated part of China’s domestic emission control area (DECA) regulations with effect from January 1, 2019, but, says BIMCO, they have not yet placed a full

BIMCO has cyber security charter party clause under development

NOVEMBER 21, 2018 — BIMCO is developing a charter party clause dealing with cyber security risks and incidents that might affect the ability of one of the parties to perform its contractual