Club membership

BIMCO’s Club membership is open to protection and indemnity associations; freight, demurrage and defence associations; shipping federations, associations of shipowners and other combinations of shipowners, and shipbrokers’ associations.

Club benefits include:

Comprehensive information – always available online:

  • information on 1,800+ ports around the world including holidays
  • latest shipping market analysis and reports
  • information on contractual & commercial issues, such as charter parties or bills of lading
  • access to the BIMCO members’ directory.


Right to use BIMCO’s logo on stationary and website

Substantial discounts on BIMCO products such as training and publications.

Pricing 2021

The entrance fee for BIMCO club membership is EUR 1,500.

No entrance fee is required for branch offices.

Full membership contribution fee

National Association Owners
 National Association Brokers 2,225
 P&I Club 5,250

Corporate membership, branch office contribution fee

Number of offices, price per office EUR
1-5 1,665
6-10 1,465
11-more 1,110

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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

Strategy 2021

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Our core service areas

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

  1. Products: BIMCO’s standard contracts and clauses for the shipping industry and our contract editor SmartCon is a key offering to our members. 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 and have consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation. 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 via phone or email and see over three million page views on our website each year. Our staff share their expert knowledge on contractual, regulatory and technical matters with members.
  4. Training: BIMCO conducts face-to-face courses, webinars and tailor-made courses for companies on a variety of shipping related topics.