BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,100 members in more than 120 countries. Our global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.

Our vision

To be the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global shipping industry.

Our mission

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

Our values

     Trusted     |    Knowledgeable     |     Relevant     |     Proactive     |     Caring
  

Our core service areas

BIMCO's four core service areas provide value and trusted support to our members: 

  1. Our products include BIMCO’s world leading standard contracts and clauses for the shipping industry and our contract editor IDEA. We also run the BIMCO Shipping KPI System which can be used to benchmark ships’ operational performance. 
  2. Regulation: BIMCO takes an active role on behalf of shipowners during discussions and decisions with global and regional regulators. We work towards a level playing field for shipping – including fair trade and open access to markets.
  3. Information and advice: we deal with 10,000 member queries every year on many issues and see over three million page views on our website each year. Our staff share their expert knowledge with members, giving practical advice to safeguard and add value to their businesses. 
  4. Our training activities include face-to-face courses, eLearning, webinars and tailor-made courses for companies.

Our people

Here you can find details of all members of BIMCO staff - and the members of our committees and Board of Directors.

If you are not sure who to contact at BIMCO, you can use our "Contact us" form to the right of the page, or visit Contact BIMCO.

BIMCO Bulletin

The Bulletin is a quarterly digest containing all the best comment, analysis and information digests from BIMCO. The Bulletin is now a digital magazine that can be accessed by anyone.