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order books filling up, owners dressing high level considerations · Hull steel, piping and outfit
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Calendar 2006 computing laytime.
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providing a tangible contribution to industry thereby becoming part of
To be the leading interest group trade facilitation and harmonisation the process, also through the
and membership organisation of the shipping industry. media.
offering practical and tangible
services to shipowners, managers, BIMCO is to continue to provide BIMCO is to ensure that the
brokers, agents, operators, core services such as intervention, industry’s position and pragmatic
associations and other entities charter party advice, IT products, solutions are brought to the
connected with the international training courses as well as attention of the US, EU and other
shipping industry. maritime, port related and global maritime authorities.
BIMCO is to continue to maintain
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quality and safety plus security. armed robbery, smuggling, refugee understanding and co-operation
transportation and last but not on industry matters.
BIMCO’s focus is on the promotion least, terrorism.
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ensure quality shipping as well as its profile as a private, independent, provide the most benefits to
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