This questionnaire will collect information related to the quality of dry bulk terminals. The data gathered will be published though the appropriate BIMCO media and if necessary used in discussions with terminals when discussing needed improvements. The identity of the ship will always be kept anonymous to third parties.
The BIMCO Maritime Technology & Regulation Department recognises that there are many questions! However, we have tried to automate it as much as possible so the reporting is not too time consuming. It will take you 5-10 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
Please note that this is an ongoing survey and we need you to complete it every time the ship leaves a terminal. It is the only way we can gather the necessary knowledge to compare terminals around the world.
Some of the questions (highlighted with a red asterix) will have to be answered in order for you to continue. So if you are stuck, please go back and check that you have answered all questions.
In the questionnaire you will be asked to rate the question according to the standards below:
Excellent – The standard of the services, equipment and/arrangements was excellent and entirely safe. It would serve as an example of best practice for other terminals.
Very good – The standard of the services, equipment and/arrangements was of high quality and always safe to the ship and/or crew.
Average – A typical standard of terminal with the ship experiencing both good and bad. However, in general, the services, equipment and/arrangements were safe and overall met expectations.
Fair – The standard of the services, equipment and/arrangements was below average and in some areas, safety needs to be improved.
Poor – The standard was unacceptable or unsafe for the ship and/or crew.
When you have filled in the questionnaire just click the "submit" button at the end of the questionnaire and the form will automatically be sent to the BIMCO Maritime Technology & Regulation Department. Thank you for participating. Should you need help to complete the questionnaire, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org All information submitted by members in response to the vetting of bulk terminals questionnaire will be anonymous so that your identity and that of your ships remains confidential. BIMCO will protect all such information from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, modification, loss or theft.