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Web alert: BIMCO is requesting shipping companies participate in its new vetting scheme for dry bulk terminals

02 February 2015

Ships are being asked to complete a quick survey when they leave a terminal. The data will be pooled and the results used to rate terminals on areas such as handling loading/unloading and berthing arrangements. Bimco has said the identity of the ship or the company sending the survey would be kept confidential.

Terminals will be given a star rating and Bimco will also publish detailed reports which ships can use as guidance for planning future use of terminals around the world.

For example, shipping companies will be able to find out if there is a trend for ship damage or surges at particular terminals.

To access and complete the survey questionnaire online click here.

Alternatively to download the survey click here.  

For further details visit the BIMCO website.

Shipping companies can contact BIMCO for assistance or for a hardcopy of the survey using the email address