BIMCO’s Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report for 2018

On 18th January 2019 BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, published annual report named “Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report”. The report collected input from 144 ships covering 381 terminals.

The questionnaire consists of 36 specific questions divided into the following five main categories:

  1. mooring and berth arrangements,
  2. terminal services,
  3. terminal equipment,
  4. information exchange between the ship and the terminal,
  5. loading and unloading handling.

In the 2018 report five ports were distinguished which were rated the highest. The first place was taken by the sea port in Szczecin. The ports of Quebec (Canada), Newcastle (Australia), Gladstone (Australia) and Ciénaga (Colombia) were singled out.