BIMCO

Bimco soutient l’initiative mondiale de cartographie des fonds marins (en anglais)

  Copenhague – Knowing the depth and shape of the seafloor (bathymetry) is fundamental for our understanding of ocean circulation, tides, sediment transport and environmental change. Currently, and despite many years of effort, less than 20 per cent of the ocean seafloor has been mapped. Therefore, BIMCO supports the Seabed 2030 initiative and encourages the …

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Bimco supports global seabed mapping initiative

  Copenhague – Knowing the depth and shape of the seafloor (bathymetry) is fundamental for our understanding of ocean circulation, tides, sediment transport and environmental change. Currently, and despite many years of effort, less than 20 per cent of the ocean seafloor has been mapped. Therefore, BIMCO supports the Seabed 2030 initiative and encourages the …

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Shipping industry backs the creation of IMO $5 billion decarbonization fund

  Responding to the UN Secretary-General’s call for “urgency and ambition” on climate change, the global shipping industry is giving “full and unequivocal” backing to a moon-shot proposal submitted by governments, to catalyze the complete decarbonization of maritime transport by deployment to scale of zero-carbon ships within a decade. The proposal submitted yesterday by governments …

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Shipping industry takes new step to protect marine environments

  Cleaning a ship’s submerged parts from barnacles and other growths, while the ship is in the water, can transfer invasive species to local marine environments unless it is properly cleaned and the debris is captured. To combat this problem, and to provide clarity and quality assurance to shipowners, ports and government authorities, BIMCO and …

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IMO holding crucial discussions on decarbonising maritime shipping

London – Vital measures to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships will be discussed by governments this week November 16-20 by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee amidst calls by the global marine sector to adopt a proposal for an industry-financed US$5 billion research and development programme. The latter would catalyse the transformation of …

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Mixed reaction to IMO green targets

  According to a report from Sam Chambers in the Splash newsletter, shipping has had a mixed reaction to last week’s Intersessional Working Group on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which agreed to make an existing target legally binding: to reduce the carbon intensity of shipping by 40% …

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BIMCO introduced Covid-19 crew change clause

Even though travel restrictions are beginning to ease, there are still restrictions in many countries impacting on crew changes. International shipping association BIMCO has therefore produced a special Covid-19 crew change clause for time charter parties designed to give owners the liberty to deviate for crew changes under tightly defined circumstances. It also provides an …

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BIMCO downgrades global container shipping outlook

Copenhagen, Denmark – The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has revised its outlook for container shipping demand in 2020 from low global demand growth to negative demand growth for the full year. According to BIMCO’s revised forecast, container shipping freight rates are now expected to go down to loss-making levels as the coronavirus pandemic …

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