BIMCO and INTERTANKO Publish Q&As for Scrubber-Fitted Ships (2020 sulphur cap)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) BIMCO and INTERTANKO have jointly published Q&As addressing the contractual implications owners and charterers should keep in mind when chartering ships fitted with scrubbers. The Q&As highlight the key charter party clauses and concepts which should be reviewed for both time and voyage charter parties. These Q&As have been produced jointly by INTERTANKO and…

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BIMCO – China has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers despite recent news

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Chinese regulators have updated part of its Domestic Emission Control Area (DECA) regulations with effect from 1 January 2019 but has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers as reported widely in the press. In recent days, there has been reports that the Ministry of Transport in Beijing has now banned open-loop scrubbers from…

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BIMCO – Joint industry launches 3rd edition Cyber Security Guidelines for Ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com)  The third edition provides additional information which should help shipping companies carry out proper risk assessments and include measures in their safety management systems to protect ships from cyber-incidents. A new dedicated annex provides measures that all companies should consider implementing to address cyber risk management in an approved SMS. Ships are increasingly using…

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BIMCO – Paris MOU Port State Control inspection guide (05/2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) More than 18,000 Port State Control inspections annually take place on board foreign ships in the Paris MoU ports, ensuring that these ships meet international safety, security and environmental standards, and that crew members have adequate living and working conditions. The basic principle is that the prime responsibility for compliance with the requirements laid down in the international maritime conventions lies…

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New security guidance for southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb from BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb, to assist shipowners and operators to assess the presence of new threat patterns in the area. The conflict in Yemen has introduced additional maritime security threats,…

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BIMCO Reflections 2017 – analysis on critical issues of the shipping industry

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,200 members in around 130 countries. The global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. BIMCO’s Reflections is published annually and is a very interesting, short and accessible analysis on the critical issues faced by the shipping industry today and in the coming years. Issues touched in the…

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