Shipping KPI monthly news January 2019


About the Shipping KPI system – Integration with Shipping KPIs API

Shipping KPIs API (Application Programming Interface) has been released and supported the developers that would like to integrate their applications with the Shipping KPIs system. The API is not only for independent developers but also useful for companies that are using the Shipping KPIs by providing an API to integrate the company’s system with Shipping KPIs.

In general, Shipping KPIs API supports REST API for different categories in Shipping KPIs system such as users, definitions, ships, statistics, accounts etc. This function opens a possibility for companies in automating the ship’s information submission or retrieving data from Shipping KPI. Using the Shipping KPIs API requires application registration to the Shipping KPI team, understanding of OAuth 2.0 authentication process and some experiences in working with API for software development. The Shipping KPIs API is well documented with examples and the document can be accessed through this link:

The Shipping KPIs support team is always available to guide developers through any challenges during the development process. Feel free to contact the Shipping KPI team now to start registering your application.

Monthly random KPI – KPI028 : Releases of substances

This KPI expresses the company’s ability to avoid releases of substances as defined by MARPOL (Annex I - VI).

KPI Value Example

 PI053  Number of releases of substances to the environment in a quarter  =1
 PI055  Number of oil spills in a quarter  =0
 KPI Value  Releases of substances  =1

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Please email any comments and questions to Peter Lundahl Rasmussen:

About BIMCO's Shipping KPI System

  • It has 64 different indicators
  • Provides an accurate comparison of ships
  • Has anonymised data
  • Boosts performance improvements
  • Ship/fleet/industry benchmarking


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