Why join BIMCO?

Overview

BIMCO’s mission is to be at the forefront of global developments in shipping, providing expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to our members’ businesses.

We have over 110 years’ experience supporting shipping businesses and we are ready to help yours too.

We have summarised our different membership categories and information on BIMCO member benefits. Your membership type depends on the nature of your business. BIMCO is ready to help you on which type applies to you - and any other query you might have about joining us.

Owner membership

Owner membership is open for companies who own, manage or operate ships on time charter.

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Broker membership

Broker membership is open to companies operating as shipbrokers or chartering agents.

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Agent membership

Agent membership is open to companies operating as ship agents. 

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Club membership

Club membership is open to protection and indemnity associations; freight, demurrage and defence associations; shipping federations, associations of shipowners and other combinations of shipowners, and shipbrokers’ associations.

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Associate membership

BIMCO associate membership is open to educational Institutions, private maritime security companies (PMSCs), law firms, national organisations, suppliers, consultants, etc.

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Need more information?

Erik Jensby

Erik Jensby, Head of Business development can help you with any questions about membership options.