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BIMCO Piracy Clauses Revised

somali piracy 432BIMCO's piracy clauses, first issued in 2009, have been revised and updated to reflect changes in trade practice and specialist insurance cover as well as a number of other issues.

Updated War Risks Clauses out now

BIMCO-logoThe 2013 editions of CONWARTIME and VOYWAR have been published and are available to download free of charge from the BIMCO website along with explanatory notes. BIMCO recommends that if you are using charter parties containing the 1993 or 2004 editions of CONWARTIME or VOYWAR, you replace these clauses with the new 2013 edition.

Outcome of IMO MSC 92, June 12-21, 2013

imoThe IMO Secretary General, Mr Koji Sekimizu, stated in his closing remarks at the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 92nd session, held from June 12 to 21, 2013, that "The Costa Concordia safety review has been the most important safety issue at this session. The Committee has taken firm actions to set a clear direction towards a safety review over critical areas such as stability and survivability. 

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Minister of Shipping and the Aegean

varvitsiotis-mil-0Mr. Varvitsiotis was born in Glyfada, Athens in 1969, and is the eldest son of long serving politician Ioannis Varvitsiotis and Sophia Lanara. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Athens and subsequently completed postgraduate studies in International Relations at Harvard University, Cambridge, Ma.

European Ports Policy

limani-ispaniaOn 23 May 2013, the European Commission published the long-awaited Ports Package III. This follows two previous attempts by the Commission to liberalise port services that were both rejected by the European Parliament due to immense political pressure against the package, in particular by the Unions and various European coastal regions.

EU Co-Ordination of Member States at IMO

imoIn April 2013, the European Commission informed Member States of "emerging changes" – a result of adapting to the requirements of the Lisbon Treaty to the EU coordination process and the scope of EU competence issues addressed in the IMO.

EU Directive - Revision - ANNEX VI of Marpol

container ship funnel pollution 1 9ovxOn 29th October 2012 the Council adopted a directive amending directive 1999/32/EC with regard to the sulphur content of marine fuels (PE-CONS 31/12)

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