Shipping KPI monthly news - April 2020


API – The timesaving tool

An application programming interface (API) can be described as a safe protocol used to exchange information. We make use of APIs every single day, such as when we are using our smartphones. There is an API to connect the camera software with your social media app or an API that will allow you to use your location and find the nearest restaurant. In other words: we are utilising different APIs daily to integrate different pieces of software.

The Shipping KPI API is a customised API which needs to be tailored and guided for users to share the correct information. Once correctly set up, it can save a significant number of working hours. This could be the case for office staff who would otherwise collect and apply several pieces of dataset across multiple departments. Using the API, providing it is set up correctly, the data can be shared, thereby saving staff the time to search for the data in many different locations. This includes all the primary Performance Indicators such as PI025: the number of seafarers not relieved on time.

To get started on the API, ask the company application manager or a software developer to visit the developer’s page on

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Please email any comments and questions to Peter Lundahl Rasmussen:

About BIMCO's Shipping KPI System

  • Based on reported Performance indicators (PI) being aggregated into Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Provides an accurate comparison of ships
  • Has anonymised data
  • Has a high level of data security
  • Keeps user’s data safe
  • Boosts performance improvements
  • Ship/fleet/industry benchmarking


Johan Conrad
in Copenhagen, DK


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