The environment, regulation and technology, and the links between all three, topped discussions at Sea Asia 2019 this week in Singapore.
Bimco maintains there is more match than clash for shipping and the environment and it’s up to the shipping industry to demonstrate what it has done, and what it is doing, to protect the environment.
Bimco will open an office in Athens early this summer with the objective is to have a stronger and closer dialogue with Bimco's Greek membership and to recruit more Greek members and provide a back-up service to the owner’s every day challenges.
Against a backdrop of a gloomy outlook for container trades Bimco analyst Peter Sand warns a failure by lines to pass increased fuel costs from the IMO 2020 sulphur cap could result in bankruptcies.
Bimco is fast-tracking its first 2020 bunker clause that could be published as early as the end of October.