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Over 300 world leading contracts and clauses

BIMCO’s maritime clauses and contracts cover the full lifecycle of ship-related operation and activity

Plan your voyage with information on over 1800 ports worldwide

Holidays and other information to help plan your ships’ voyages with as much knowledge as possible

Latest news and market analysis for the shipping industry

BIMCO’s latest news and expert shipping analysis gives our members the best business insight

Up to date security warnings and war risks

BIMCO’s security reports give members crucial advice to keep their ships and personnel safe

1-1 support on technical, navigation, chartering and operational issues

Professional advice from our experienced staff on key technical and contractual aspects of shipping

Check your business partner and recover undisputed debt

We help members check new business partners and recover millions of USD (undisputed) yearly

Contracts & Clauses

All of BIMCO's most widely used contracts and clauses as well as advice on managing charters and business partners.

Ships, Ports & Voyage Planning

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An authentic BIMCO contract is one generated by SmartCon or a BIMCO-approved system. If your contract has not been generated by SmartCon please contact the secretariat (contracts@bimco.org) for verification of its origins.

Holiday calendar

BIMCO's Holiday Calendar covers general holidays in over 150 countries, plus local holidays and working hours in more than 680 ports around the world.

BIMCO Publications

Want to buy or download a BIMCO publication? Use the link to get access to the ballast water management guide, the ship master’s security manual and many other publications.

Shipping KPI System

Do you want to compare your ship performance vs industry standard and identify efficiency improvements? The Shipping KPI system is the tool for you.

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BIMCO Publications

Want to buy or download a BIMCO publication? Use the link to get access to the ballast water management guide, the ship master’s security manual and many other publications.

Create or edit a contract

The one-stop digital shop for all the standard maritime contracts and clauses you’ll ever need.

Upload a contract or charter party file (DOCX or PDF) for verification and authentication

An authentic BIMCO contract is one generated by SmartCon or a BIMCO-approved system. If your contract has not been generated by SmartCon please contact the secretariat (contracts@bimco.org) for verification of its origins.

Shipping KPI System

Do you want to compare your ship performance vs industry standard and identify efficiency improvements? The Shipping KPI system is the tool for you.

News & trends

Latest News

  • Report generation in Shipping-KPI

    BIMCO Shipping-KPI will during the next couple of weeks reinstate a core feature of the system, whereby users can export their performance data in a customised, consolidated report.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report

    The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 7 May 2021.

  • Asian gypsy moth season 2021 - be prepared!

    BIMCO provides up-to-date information on the Asian gypsy moth season (AGM) 2021.

  • Seafarers International Relief Fund launches fund to help India’s seafarers

    As the COVID-19 crisis in India intensifies, seafarers and their families need help from the industry. The Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF) is establishing a fund to respond to the increasing and desperate needs of seafarers resulting from the pandemic.

  • BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO launch new fuel oil survey

    The International Maritime Organisation’s 2020 global sulphur limit for marine fuel oil has been in force for more than a year. BIMCO, The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO are calling on Fleet Managers, Vessel Managers, Technical Superintendents, Masters and Chief Engineers to share their insight and experiences with marine fuels in a new survey aimed at identifying potential quality and quantity issues.

  • IMO meeting to focus on containers lost at sea

    Over the course of three months late last year and early this year, almost 3,500 containers were lost in a number of incidents in the Western Pacific. This is far above the numbers usually registered for the same period and has raised concern regarding the causes of these incidents.

  • Ships are advised to take extra precaution when anchoring in Malaysian waters

    During a 10-day operation called “Jangkar Haram”, Malaysia clamped down on illegal anchoring in its waters. The ships involved have either been warned and ordered to leave or detained and fined. BIMCO recommends Masters to take extra precaution and obtain prior permission from relevant authorities before anchoring.

  • Nigeria and ICC announce ground-breaking antipiracy forum

    In an unprecedented move, Nigeria and the Interregional Coordination Centre for the Implementation of Regional Strategy for Maritime Safety and Security in Central and West Africa (ICC) have announced the formation of a Maritime Collaboration Forum to provide shared awareness and deconfliction of activities in the Gulf of Guinea (GOG-MCF/SHADE). The forum is for all stakeholders, both regional and international.

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Latest market updates

Bunker Prices by Mabux Last Updated: 07:56 (GMT) - 11 May 2021

PORTS 380cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 384 ↑ (+1) 486 ↑ (+1) 545 ↑ (+11)
Singapore 395 → (+0) 506 ↑ (+1) 558 ↑ (+3)
Fujairah 403 ↑ (+1) 504 ↑ (+1) 601 ↑ (+1)
Copenhagen 405 ↑ (+3) 489 ↑ (+7) 565 ↑ (+6)
Gothenburg 402 ↑ (+3) 486 ↑ (+7) 562 ↑ (+6)
St. Petersburg 360 ↑ (+1) 480 ↑ (+1) 547 → (+0)
Tallinn 397 ↑ (+1) 483 ↑ (+1) 597 ↑ (+11)
Gibraltar 415 ↓ (-1) 510 ↓ (-2) 575 ↓ (-1)
Pireaus 415 → (+0) 548 → (+0) 571 ↑ (+2)
Istanbul 535 → (+0) 595 ↑ (+10)
Houston 394 ↓ (-3) 497 ↓ (-3) 575 ↓ (-2)
Panama Canal 405 ↓ (-3) 512 ↓ (-3) 618 ↓ (-1)
Santos 510 ↑ (+3) 510 ↑ (+3) 679 ↑ (+3)
Buenos Aires 535 → (+0) 675 → (+0)
Hamburg 400 ↑ (+10) 496 ↓ (-4) 560 ↓ (-2)
Riga 393 ↑ (+1) 490 ↑ (+1) 598 ↑ (+11)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 386 ↑ (+1) 488 ↑ (+1) 547 ↑ (+11)
New York 394 ↓ (-3) 507 ↓ (-3) 594 ↓ (-2)
Philadelphia 397 ↓ (-3) 512 ↓ (-3) 599 ↓ (-2)
Hong Kong 406 ↑ (+1) 509 ↑ (+2) 525 ↑ (+2)
Genoa 414 → (+0) 540 → (+0) 614 → (+0)
Augusta 432 ↑ (+1) 546 ↑ (+11) 613 ↑ (+8)
Rio de Janeiro 522 ↑ (+3) 522 ↑ (+3) 646 ↑ (+8)
Bremerhaven 400 ↑ (+10) 532 ↓ (-4) 590 ↓ (-2)
Paranagua 537 ↑ (+3) 537 ↑ (+3) 709 ↑ (+8)
Rio Grande 537 ↑ (+3) 537 ↑ (+3) 709 ↑ (+7)
Recife
Salvador 545 ↑ (+3) 545 ↑ (+3) 691 ↑ (+8)
Fortaleza 523 ↑ (+3) 523 ↑ (+3) 699 ↑ (+8)
Fremantle 670 → (+0) 705 → (+0)
Belem 566 ↑ (+3) 566 ↑ (+3) 723 ↑ (+8)
Tubarao 532 ↑ (+3) 532 ↑ (+3) 699 ↑ (+8)
Curacao 473 → (+0) 619 → (+0) 764 → (+0)
New Orleans 412 ↓ (-1) 514 ↓ (-2) 584 ↓ (-1)
Manaus 546 ↑ (+3) 546 ↑ (+3) 687 ↑ (+8)
Niteroi 522 → (+0) 522 → (+0) 646 → (+0)
Praia Mole 532 ↑ (+3) 532 ↑ (+3) 699 ↑ (+8)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 566 ↑ (+3) 566 ↑ (+3) 723 ↑ (+8)
Vitoria 532 ↑ (+3) 532 ↑ (+3) 699 ↑ (+8)
Itaqui (XP) 569 ↑ (+3) 569 ↑ (+3) 717 ↑ (+8)
Miami 449 ↓ (-3) 621 ↓ (-2)