Broker membership


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

Find out prices and more about joining BIMCO as a broker member

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

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

Read more about the membership benefits for the Broker category

Broker benefits include:

Direct advice from our in-house experts on:

  • contractual & commercial issues, such as charter parties or bills of lading
  • guidance on pre/post fixing documentation
  • 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.

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

Pricing 2023

The entrance fee for BIMCO broker membership is EUR 350.

No entrance fee is required for branch offices.

Full membership contribution fee

Number of employees (full time and part time) engaged in the brokering business EUR
1-5 1.690
6-15 1,970
16-25 2,420
26-50 3,025
51-more 4,050

Corporate membership, branch office contribution fee

Number of offices, price per office EUR
1-5 1,110
6-10 930
11-more 610
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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

Erik Jensby
in Copenhagen, DK