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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.

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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.

News & trends

Latest News

  • New BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report warns of serious potential officer shortage

    Launched today, the new Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment levels if it is to avoid a serious shortage in the total supply of officers by 2026. Given the growing demand for STCW certified officers, the Report predicts that there will be a need for an additional 89,510 officers by 2026 to operate the world merchant fleet. The report estimates that 1.89 million seafarers currently serve the world merchant fleet, operating over 74,000 vessels around the globe.

  • 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, 23rd July 2021.

  • Shipping associations renew call for international naval response to Nigeria-based pirates

    New forum for operational coordination and deconfliction sees industry pay tribute to Nigeria’s Deep Blue project while repeating the call for international navies to bridge the immediate law enforcement gap.

  • New BIMCO clause clarifies contractual position on AIS switch-off

    BIMCO has published a new charter party clause to help tackle potential abuse by sanctions busters of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) which is mandatory for all ships to use under regulations for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

  • 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, 16th July 2021.

  • New Check Before Fixing 2021 book available

    You wouldn't navigate a ship without a chart, so why sign a contract without advice? Avoid unnecessary costs you couldn’t have foreseen.

  • 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, 9th July 2021.

  • BIMCO issues updated list of restrictions on scrubber wash water discharge

    BIMCO has issued an updated list of local restrictions on the discharge of the wash water from Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers.

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Latest market updates

Bunker Prices by Mabux Last Updated: 17:55 (GMT) - 28 July 2021

PORTS 380cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 414 ↑ (+4) 524 ↑ (+5) 586 ↑ (+1)
Singapore 422 ↑ (+1) 545 ↑ (+1) 592 ↑ (+2)
Fujairah 434 ↓ (-3) 544 → (+0) 657 ↓ (-3)
Copenhagen 436 ↑ (+3) 520 ↑ (+1) 604 ↑ (+2)
Gothenburg 433 ↑ (+3) 517 ↑ (+1) 601 ↑ (+2)
St. Petersburg 378 ↑ (+4) 496 ↑ (+5) 590 ↑ (+1)
Tallinn 421 ↑ (+4) 538 ↑ (+5) 660 ↑ (+1)
Gibraltar 426 → (+0) 531 → (+0) 627 → (+0)
Pireaus 428 ↑ (+5) 602 ↑ (+5) 624 ↑ (+1)
Istanbul 550 → (+0) 640 → (+0)
Houston 420 ↑ (+3) 532 ↑ (+3) 617 ↓ (-4)
Panama Canal 420 → (+0) 545 ↑ (+6) 655 ↑ (+3)
Santos 541 → (+0) 541 → (+0) 706 ↑ (+3)
Buenos Aires 570 → (+0) 720 → (+0)
Hamburg 399 → (+0) 535 → (+0) 610 → (+0)
Riga 417 ↑ (+4) 534 ↑ (+5) 649 ↑ (+1)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 416 ↑ (+4) 526 ↑ (+5) 588 ↑ (+1)
New York 430 → (+0) 539 ↑ (+2) 620 → (+0)
Philadelphia 433 → (+0) 544 ↑ (+2) 625 → (+0)
Hong Kong 442 → (+0) 544 → (+0) 591 ↓ (-2)
Genoa 457 → (+0) 581 → (+0) 663 → (+0)
Augusta 458 → (+0) 570 → (+0) 658 ↑ (+20)
Rio de Janeiro 571 ↑ (+15) 571 ↑ (+15) 740 ↑ (+67)
Bremerhaven 430 ↓ (-4) 560 ↓ (-5) 640 ↑ (+15)
Paranagua 571 → (+0) 571 → (+0) 739 ↑ (+3)
Rio Grande 571 → (+0) 571 → (+0) 740 ↑ (+3)
Recife
Salvador 579 → (+0) 579 → (+0) 721 ↑ (+3)
Fortaleza 557 → (+0) 557 → (+0) 729 ↑ (+3)
Fremantle 708 → (+0) 738 → (+0)
Belem 600 → (+0) 600 → (+0) 753 ↑ (+3)
Tubarao 573 → (+0) 573 → (+0) 732 ↑ (+3)
Curacao 477 ↓ (-1) 671 ↓ (-1)
New Orleans 420 ↓ (-2) 535 ↑ (+3) 610 ↑ (+2)
Manaus 580 → (+0) 580 → (+0) 717 ↑ (+3)
Niteroi 556 → (+0) 556 → (+0) 676 ↑ (+3)
Praia Mole
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 600 → (+0) 600 → (+0) 753 ↑ (+3)
Vitoria
Itaqui (XP) 603 → (+0) 603 → (+0) 747 ↑ (+3)
Miami 475 ↑ (+3) 663 ↓ (-4)