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New industry advice for vessels operating in Gulf of Guinea

In light of an upward trend of attacks against ships in the Gulf of Guinea and as the approaching dry season is expected to bring an increase in attacks, BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and OCIMF have jointly issued an alert with security advice for vessels operating in the region.

New protocols to mitigate COVID-19 cases onboard

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Maritime Health Association (IMHA) and the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) issued new protocols to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 cases on board. 

INTERTANKO: A guide to crew welfare management

INTERTANKO, representing independent tanker owners of the world, issued guidance on how to manage crew welfare amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance includes advice on helping seafarers to deal with emotional stress and overcome negative feelings.

INTERTANKO addresses chartering issues on COVID-19

A new situation has emerged with the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting to uncertainty on trade among others. In this context, INTERTANKO issued a guide to address charterparties on any questions that may arise.  

Fuel oil quality and safety survey to be completed until 6 May

Following the IMO 2020 regulation concerning the global sulphur limit for marine fuel, BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO had launched a survey on fuel oil quality and safety back in February. In remind to this, the four organisations call all vessel managers, as well as technical superintendents to share their insight.

INTERTANKO Outbreak Management Plan for COVID-19

INTERTANKO issued an Outbreak Management Plan, outlining plans and procedures to be put in place to prepare a ship for shore personnel to come onboard and to protect seafarers from COVID-19.

Round table discusses shipping’s challenges

The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) gathered in Rome in February, aiming to discuss current issues the industry is facing, and coordinate efforts going into the new decade, which is considered to be one of the most important in shipping’s history.

IMO foresees a 77% fall in SOx emissions from ships

The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) met in Rome in February to exchange their members’ experiences with the implementation of IMO’s 2020 global sulphur regulations.

BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO aim to identify potential fuel oil problems

The IMO 2020 global sulphur limit for marine fuel oil has now been in force for over one month. For this reason, BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO are calling on fleet- and vessel managers, as well as technical superintendents, to share their insight and experiences with the new IMO 2020 compliant fuels.

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