About us

Our history

BIMCO – which was founded under the title of "The Baltic and White Sea Conference" in Copenhagen in 1905 was the first organisation to see the benefit in joining forces with other countries to secure better deals and standard agreements in shipping.

As the organisation grew and became more international it was renamed -The Baltic and International Maritime Council –and at present day – simply BIMCO.

Our committees

BIMCO operates a number of committees that make decisions about the future of BIMCO and direction of its business.

Our mission

The BIMCO logo was chosen because it reflects how important the name BIMCO itself is to members, particularly when they use it to show other companies around the world that they are a safe and reliable business partner. The ‘lighthouse’ and beam in the logo reflect BIMCO’s role to keep watch for its members and provide guidance and leadership where needed.

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 rules

As adopted at the Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh, June 2015

Reflections 2017

BIMCO's Reflections is published each year and delivered to all BIMCO members. It is a short and accessible analysis on the critical issues faced by the shipping industry today and in the coming years.

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.