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

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

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

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

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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.

Reflections 2018

BIMCO's Reflections is published each year and delivered to all BIMCO members. It is a short and accessible analysis on the critical issues faced by the shipping industry today and in the coming years.

BIMCO Bulletin

The Bulletin is a digital quarterly magazine containing all the best comment, analysis and information digests from BIMCO.

News & trends

BIMCO appoints new Head of Maritime Security

BIMCO has appointed Jakob P. Larsen as Head of Maritime Security. He has a broad maritime experience from both the private and public sector – and always with a large security component.

Latest News

  • IMO pave the way for future autonomous shipping

    For the first time, IMO will discuss the maritime autonomous ships. The use of autonomous ships – or so-called unmanned ships - will create the need for a regulatory framework for such ships and their interaction and co-existence with manned ships.

  • New bunker terms now available for use

    The new BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 that were approved by the Documentary Committee last week in New York have now been published. Sample copies of the BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 together with comprehensive explanatory notes are available from BIMCO’s website. Secure and authenticated Word copies are available from BIMCO’s contract editing systems IDEA and SmartCon.

  • US regulations affecting your ships - get the April 2018 update!

    This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA April report is also provided.

  • Cross industry group sets new standard with revised bunker contract

    BIMCO’s Documentary Committee approved a new set of standard bunker terms, developed by a cross-industry group, in New York on 2 May. The BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 improve on the previous edition with a maximum limit of the parties’ liabilities – a key change that will lead to wider adoption of the contract.

  • Ship financing just got less complicated

    BIMCO has developed a new standard term sheet for syndicated ship financing (SHIPTERM S) – the first industry standard of its kind for syndicated loans. The term sheet was approved for publication at BIMCO’s biannual Documentary Committee meeting on May 2 in New York.

  • Fake invoices

    BIMCO has been advised of yet another attempted fraud against one of our members.

  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    Read the latest maritime security news making headlines throughout the world.

  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    Read the latest maritime security news making headlines throughout the world.

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