BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,100 members in around 130 countries. Our global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.
Our vision is to be the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global industry. Our mission is to provide expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to our members’ businesses.
BIMCO’s four core service areas provide value and trusted support to our members:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Our training activities include face-to-face courses, eLearning, webinars and tailor-made courses for companies.