Welcome to BIMCO

BIMCO Bulletin

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

Read latest edition Read previous digital issues

SEE WHAT BIMCO CAN OFFER YOU & YOUR BUSINESS

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

Need support? Speak to BIMCO's industry experts today

Contact Us Now

Create or edit a contract

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

Upload a SmartCon file for verification & authentication

An authentic SmartCon contract is a DOCX or PDF generated by the SmartCon system. Please upload your file to verify if it is a valid SmartCon contract

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

  • BIMCO adopts 2020 bunker clauses

    BIMCO has developed two 2020 bunker clauses that deal with general compliance and the transitional period for an early December release.

  • BIMCO launches survey to highlight biofouling management

    Biofouling is getting increasing attention and pressure for biofouling management is mounting. Therefore, BIMCO is launching a survey to gain insight into how shipowners are managing the topic.

  • Shortage of components challenge fire-fighter radio compliance

    The deadline for ships to carry two fire-fighter radios on board from 1 July 2018 is proving difficult for shipowners to meet, due to a shortage of components.

  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    Read the latest digest of maritime security incidents and the weather forecast for piracy threat areas for the week to come.

  • Fake invoices

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

  • IOPC Funds meeting October 2018

    BIMCO was represented at the recent meeting which coincided with the fortieth anniversary of the Funds. Agenda issues included the importance of maintaining legislation in line with treaty law provisions, difficulties occasionally encountered with non-International Group insurers, the Funds’ current compensation cases and a report on developments with the HNS Convention.

  • Fake invoices

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

View All News