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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

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 15 October 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 15 October covers updates from Greece, Mauritius, Portugal 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).

  • Cargo Alert - Loading of iron ore fines in Sierra Leone

    BIMCO alert members about liquefaction concerns seen with loading of iron ore fines in Sierra Leone.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 8 October 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 8 October covers updates from Brazil, Latvia, Oman, Singapore, United Kingdom, 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).

  • Asian Gypsy Moth Certification - what can you do when you cannot get the certification?

    BIMCO advises on measures to be taken for cases where ships are unable to have an Asian Gypsy moth (AGM) inspection and certification due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

  • BIMCO supports IMO development of global remote inspection guidelines

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the shipping industry has faced challenges when it comes to conducting surveys and inspections physically on board ships. As a result of social distancing requirements during the pandemic, remote surveys and inspections for the certification of materials and components have been successfully used and have proven to be a helpful alternative to on-site surveys. Now, global guidelines are needed.

  • New gas charter party hits the mark in busy market environment

    ASBAGASVOY, the new voyage charter party for gas tankers developed jointly by BIMCO and the Association of Ship Brokers & Agents (U.S.A.), Inc. (ASBA) has seen a rapid uptake after its release to the market in September 2020. Christian Hoppe, BIMCO’s General Counsel, has talked to BW LPG, Petredec and Clarksons about why ASGABASVOY was their preferred choice of charter party in a recent LPG fixture.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 1 October 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 1 October covers updates from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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’s Shipping-KPI - how to generate the benchmarking report

    Minor modifications have been made to the BIMCO Shipping-KPI platform with the introduction of the new frontpage and relocation of the report-generation tool. With 7.500 unique submitted ships and approximately 2.000 submissions each quarter, the foundation for well-supported benchmarking is in place at the KPI.

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Latest market updates

Bunker Prices by Mabux Last Updated: 09:55 (GMT) - 19 October 2021

PORTS 380cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 493 ↑ (+5) 603 ↑ (+3) 718 ↑ (+14)
Singapore 524 ↓ (-3) 625 ↓ (-3) 720 ↓ (-7)
Fujairah 520 ↑ (+2) 622 ↑ (+5) 770 ↑ (+8)
Copenhagen 528 → (+0) 598 ↑ (+5) 743 ↓ (-9)
Gothenburg 525 → (+0) 595 ↑ (+5) 740 ↓ (-9)
St. Petersburg 440 ↑ (+5) 560 ↑ (+4) 730 ↑ (+6)
Tallinn 490 ↑ (+4) 604 ↑ (+3) 822 ↑ (+19)
Gibraltar 522 ↓ (-5) 616 ↓ (-4) 760 ↓ (-5)
Pireaus 554 ↓ (-3) 703 ↓ (-3) 756 ↓ (-8)
Istanbul 690 ↓ (-10) 780 ↓ (-10)
Houston 482 ↑ (+7) 619 ↓ (-1) 774 ↑ (+4)
Panama Canal 501 ↓ (-1) 622 ↓ (-18) 780 ↓ (-17)
Santos 621 ↑ (+1) 621 ↑ (+1) 720 ↓ (-7)
Buenos Aires 630 → (+0) 740 ↑ (+5)
Hamburg 499 → (+0) 589 ↓ (-6) 750 → (+0)
Riga 486 ↑ (+4) 601 ↑ (+3) 791 ↑ (+6)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 495 ↑ (+5) 605 ↑ (+3) 720 ↑ (+14)
New York 499 ↓ (-8) 610 ↓ (-5) 756 ↓ (-10)
Philadelphia 502 ↓ (-8) 615 ↓ (-5) 761 ↓ (-10)
Hong Kong 538 → (+0) 605 → (+0) 712 ↑ (+2)
Genoa 539 ↓ (-3) 637 ↓ (-3) 796 ↓ (-8)
Augusta 560 ↓ (-3) 644 ↓ (-3) 787 ↓ (-8)
Rio de Janeiro 635 ↑ (+5) 635 ↑ (+5) 697 ↑ (+6)
Bremerhaven 510 → (+0) 644 ↓ (-6) 775 → (+0)
Paranagua 650 ↑ (+5) 650 ↑ (+5) 760 ↑ (+6)
Rio Grande 650 ↑ (+5) 650 ↑ (+5) 761 ↑ (+7)
Recife
Salvador 658 ↑ (+5) 658 ↑ (+5) 742 ↑ (+6)
Fortaleza 636 ↑ (+5) 636 ↑ (+5) 750 ↑ (+6)
Fremantle 826 → (+0) 848 → (+0)
Belem 679 ↑ (+5) 679 ↑ (+5) 774 ↑ (+6)
Tubarao 650 ↑ (+5) 650 ↑ (+5) 761 ↑ (+6)
Curacao 714 ↓ (-2) 853 ↑ (+853)
New Orleans 517 → (+0) 615 → (+0) 749 → (+0)
Manaus 659 ↑ (+5) 659 ↑ (+5) 738 ↑ (+6)
Niteroi 636 ↑ (+1) 636 ↑ (+1) 690 ↓ (-7)
Praia Mole
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 679 ↑ (+5) 679 ↑ (+5) 774 ↑ (+6)
Vitoria
Itaqui (XP) 682 ↑ (+5) 682 ↑ (+5) 768 ↑ (+6)
Miami 537 ↑ (+7) 820 ↑ (+4)