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Guides to help with IDEA

24 October 2016

We have produced a number of guides to help you navigate IDEA. Our team of experts are ready to answer any queries if you can't find the information you need.

Activation and payment of IDEA invoices

24 October 2016

To start using IDEA, you will first need to set up an IDEA trial account. When you have received your IDEA login details you will then be able to access the area called “IDEA accounts”. Select “Activation” from the options below and add your credit card details with VISA or MasterCard to let you access the system.

Frequently asked questions

24 October 2016

Sign up for an IDEA trial account. If you already have a registration number, please contact with your registration number to get a trial account.


24 October 2016

If you need to use a BIMCO standard contract you’ll want to use IDEA – our web based portal provides you with full access to BIMCO’s entire range of standard contracts and clauses.

BIMCO contracts

All of BIMCO's most widely used charter parties, bills of lading and other standard agreements are available in an electronic format using BIMCO's online pay-as-you-go charter party editing system, IDEA.


The AUSTWHEATBILL is a charter party bill of lading for shipments of wheat carried under the Australian Wheat Board’s AUSTWHEAT 1990 Charter Party. The government-owned Australian Wheat Board (AWB) is now defunct. The latest edition of this bill of lading is from 1990. AUSTWHEATBILL is not available in BIMCO's IDEA.