Agent membership

BIMCO's Agency membership is open to companies operating as ship agents.

Applicants who own, manage (technically/commercially), operate and charter ships must apply as owner members.

Read more about the membership benefits for the Agency category

Agency benefits include:

Direct advice from our in-house experts on:

  • Contractual & commercial issues, such as charter parties or bills of lading
  • Company information - BIMCO can check out your potential business partner
  • Debt recovery – we help members recover several million USD of undisputed debt every year.

Comprehensive information – always available online:

  • Information on 1,800+ ports around the world including holidays
  • Updates on security warnings and war risk including piracy and drug smuggling
  • Latest shipping market analysis and reports
  • Access to the BIMCO members’ directory.


Right to use BIMCO’s logo on stationery and website

Substantial discounts on BIMCO products such as training, publications, and SmartCon, our contract editing tool.

Pricing 2024

The entry fee for BIMCO agency membership is EUR 350.

No entry fee is required for branch offices.

Full membership contribution fee

Number of employees engaged in the agency business EUR
1-5 1,760
6-15 2,050
16-25 2,520
26-50 3,150
51-more 4,215

Corporate membership, branch office contribution fee

Number of offices, price per office EUR
1-5 1,150
6-10 970
11-more 635
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Erik Jensby
in Copenhagen, DK

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