BIMCO in Shipping Efficiency Drive


A new multi-part guidance resource has been launched by the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) in partnership with maritime efficiency specialists Fathom, and supported by ClassNK, which aims to support ship owners and operators in improving their environmental performance and the efficiency of their ships.

The ‘Guide to Maritime Environmental & Efficiency Management’ resource allows ship owners and operators to develop an all-encompassing environmental and efficiency management system.

It also provides a resource to facilitate compliance with environmental regulations, as well as assist owners and operators in the development of an environmental and efficiency management system.

Claude Dumais, Vice-President of Technical Operations and Environment at CSL Group, said: “CSL assisted in the development of this guide by sharing our technical expertise and experience in improving the environmental performance of our shipping operations.

“We believe the knowledge and insights contained in the guide’s pages will contribute to improving environmental management and fleet efficiency around the world.”

Yasushi Nakamura, Executive Vice President, ClassNK, commented: “We believe that publications like this one will be of great benefit to owners and operators as they seek to achieve safe, effective and environmentally friendly compliance. We are honoured to have supported the Guide’s development.”

John Denholm, President of BIMCO, commented: “I recommend this Guide to ship owners and operators as an excellent tool to facilitate the efficient management of ships, with steps to tackle the great and complex environmental challenges they face on a daily basis.

“It can also assist companies in minimising the risk of global non-compliance issues, which can be very costly and inconvenient for owners and operators.”

The guide will be split into three parts: the first provides a framework for environmental and efficiency management; part two includes a handbook which is a technical and regulatory reference manual and part provides templates and data collection tools to support the information in part two.

Catherine Austin, Executive Director of Fathom commented: “The extensive review process means that this Guide has been written by the industry, for the industry – ultimately helping companies remain competitive in today’s complex regulatory landscape.

“This is the first publication to address the lack of a single resource covering both comprehensive information on environmental and efficiency management and to provide a framework for shipping companies to develop their own tailored system.”

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