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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

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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

Contracts & Clauses

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

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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.

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

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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

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 3 December 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 3 December covers the World Health Organization (WHO), Argentina, Canada, France, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Mauritius, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Portugal, Reunion Island, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, UK P&I Club Global Crew Change Advice  and the latest from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  Every week, BIMCO summarises measures imposed by governments for sea transport, including for crew change, as well as updates from United Nations bodies such as the IMO, WHO and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO launches new contract for employment of security escort vessels

    BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has approved a new standard contract for security escort vessels (SEVs). The standard is a balanced contractual framework for SEVs that accompany merchant ships in high threat areas such as the Gulf of Guinea which has recently seen a rise in piracy activity as the dry season has begun.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 26 November 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 26 November covers Singapore, Brazil, the UK P&I Club and the latest from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  Every week, BIMCO summarises measures imposed by governments for sea transport, including for crew change, as well as updates from United Nations bodies such as the IMO, World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO calls for continued naval support in Gulf of Guinea after piracy incident

    Following the incident in the Gulf of Guinea on 24 November involving the Danish frigate Esbern Snare and a suspected pirate vessel, BIMCO calls on all naval forces in the area to further increase the pressure on piracy groups and hopes a continued naval presence will act as a deterrent.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 19 November 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 19 November covers Libya, Germany and the latest from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  Every week, BIMCO summarises measures imposed by governments for sea transport, including for crew change, as well as updates from United Nations bodies such as the IMO, World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 12 November 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 12 November covers Argentina, Canada, Indonesia, Italy, Myanmar, Singapore, USA  and the latest from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  Every week, BIMCO summarises measures imposed by governments for sea transport, including for crew change, as well as updates from United Nations bodies such as the IMO, World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 29 October 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending  29 October covers updates from Cuba, Singapore and the latest from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  Every week, BIMCO summarises measures imposed by governments for sea transport, including for crew change, as well as updates from United Nations bodies such as the IMO, World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 22 October 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 22 October covers various updates to the  implementation measures imposed for sea transport Every week, BIMCO summarises, if any,  measures imposed by governments for sea transport, including for crew change, as well as updates from United Nations bodies such as the IMO, World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Latest market updates

Bunker Prices by Mabux Last Updated: 09:38 (GMT) - 7 December 2021

PORTS 380cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 390 ↑ (+2) 531 ↑ (+1) 590 ↑ (+10)
Singapore 419 ↑ (+9) 610 ↑ (+5) 629 ↑ (+7)
Fujairah 433 ↑ (+11) 583 ↑ (+14) 750 ↑ (+20)
Copenhagen 413 ↓ (-5) 538 ↓ (-10) 633 ↓ (-10)
Gothenburg 410 ↓ (-5) 535 ↓ (-10) 630 ↓ (-10)
St. Petersburg 380 ↓ (-26) 515 ↓ (-5) 670 ↑ (+10)
Tallinn 408 ↑ (+2) 543 ↑ (+1) 675 ↑ (+1)
Gibraltar 445 ↑ (+10) 564 ↑ (+5) 653 ↑ (+3)
Pireaus 461 ↑ (+17) 602 ↑ (+22) 636 ↑ (+3)
Istanbul 600 ↑ (+10) 680 → (+0)
Houston 445 ↑ (+8) 540 ↑ (+5) 645 ↑ (+5)
Panama Canal 427 ↑ (+8) 567 ↑ (+10) 682 ↑ (+22)
Santos 577 ↑ (+10) 577 ↑ (+10) 771 ↑ (+10)
Buenos Aires 592 ↓ (-10) 807 → (+0)
Hamburg 400 ↓ (-10) 545 ↑ (+10) 631 ↓ (-4)
Riga 402 ↑ (+2) 541 ↑ (+1) 671 ↑ (+1)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 392 ↑ (+2) 533 ↑ (+1) 592 ↑ (+10)
New York 427 ↑ (+11) 557 ↑ (+10) 660 ↑ (+20)
Philadelphia 430 ↑ (+11) 562 ↑ (+10) 665 ↑ (+20)
Hong Kong 435 ↑ (+12) 600 ↑ (+12) 630 ↑ (+30)
Genoa 459 ↑ (+10) 612 ↑ (+15) 686 ↑ (+3)
Augusta 481 ↑ (+10) 602 ↑ (+15) 688 ↑ (+3)
Rio de Janeiro 582 ↓ (-14) 582 ↓ (-14) 731 ↓ (-2)
Bremerhaven 410 ↓ (-20) 535 ↓ (-36) 655 → (+0)
Paranagua 597 ↓ (-14) 597 ↓ (-14) 794 ↓ (-2)
Rio Grande 597 ↓ (-14) 597 ↓ (-14) 794 ↓ (-3)
Recife
Salvador 605 ↓ (-14) 605 ↓ (-14) 776 ↓ (-2)
Fortaleza 583 ↓ (-14) 583 ↓ (-14) 784 ↓ (-2)
Fremantle 713 → (+0) 748 → (+0)
Belem 626 ↓ (-14) 626 ↓ (-14) 808 ↓ (-2)
Tubarao
Curacao 675 ↑ (+15) 922 ↑ (+22)
New Orleans 432 ↑ (+5) 565 ↑ (+5) 672 ↑ (+20)
Manaus 606 ↓ (-14) 606 ↓ (-14) 772 ↓ (-2)
Niteroi 592 ↑ (+10) 592 ↑ (+10) 742 ↑ (+11)
Praia Mole
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 626 ↓ (-14) 626 ↓ (-14) 808 ↓ (-2)
Vitoria
Itaqui (XP) 629 ↓ (-14) 629 ↓ (-14) 802 ↓ (-2)
Miami 500 ↑ (+8) 691 ↑ (+5)