15 February 2013
The complexity of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) should be recognised and a watchkeeping officer should be competent and confident in the operation of ECDIS.
06 June 2016
01 September 2016
20 November 2017
Information about the plague outbreak in Madagascar and any advice needed.
15 June 2018
The National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) was established by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), in accordance with Title 33 Part 160 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, as a single clearinghouse for submission and processing of notice of arrival and departure (NOAD) information for vessels entering U.S. ports and facilities.
12 September 2016
26 July 2017
To be the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global shipping industry.
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
Trusted | Knowledgeable | Relevant | Proactive | Caring
Our core service areas
BIMCO's four core service areas provide value and trusted support to our members:
Our products include BIMCO’s world leading standard contracts and clauses for the shipping industry and our contract editor IDEA. We also run the BIMCO Shipping KPI System which can be used to benchmark ships’ operational performance.
Regulation: BIMCO takes an active role on behalf of shipowners during discussions and decisions with global and regional regulators. We work towards a level playing field for shipping – including fair trade and open access to markets.
Information and advice: we deal with 10,000 member queries every year on many issues and see over three million page views on our website each year. Our staff share their expert knowledge with members, giving practical advice to safeguard and add value to their businesses.
Our training activities include face-to-face courses, eLearning, webinars and tailor-made courses for companies.
15 February 2018
BIMCO’s mission is 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.
We have over 110 years’ experience supporting shipping businesses and we are ready to help yours too.
We have summarised our different membership categories and information on BIMCO member benefits. Your membership type depends on the nature of your business. BIMCO is ready to help you on which type applies to you - and any other query you might have about joining us.
25 February 2019
More information on the process for reporting non payment issues to BIMCO is available on the Intervention page.
Disclaimer: these notices are strictly confidential and for the private use of BIMCO members only. The member accepts sole and entire responsibility for the consequences of any indiscreet use of the contents.
The list below is not exhaustive, members are encouraged to contact BIMCO when seeking company information.
23 June 2017
Maite Bolivar Klarup is BIMCO’s General Manager in Singapore. Maite joined BIMCO in 2016 and her main role is to provide information and advice to members on a variety of key issues- from piracy to bunker quality and navigational safety. Maite is also responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with all relevant maritime governmental and inter-governmental authorities in the region and to create awareness of all of BIMCO’s activities and benefits for potential members. She has more than 17 years of international maritime experience from Southeast Asia, Europe, North and Latin America. She holds an Executive Master of International Business Administration in Shipping and Logistics from Copenhagen Business School.