Ways to study

BIMCO offers a comprehensive range of face-to-face courses via seminars, masterclasses and customised training. Unfortunately, BIMCO no longer offers eLearning courses.


Three-day courses designed for those who have foundational knowledge but need a short and intensive refresher or further in-depth knowledge to become experts in a specific area.

BIMCO standard contract seminars

A series of contract-related seminars aimed at owners, charterers, brokers, lawyers and P&I club staff who work with BIMCO standard contracts in their daily business. The 1-2 day seminars provide participants with a better understanding of the terms and conditions used in BIMCO forms.

Customised training to suit your needs

Usually 2-3 days on-site training can be customised to a specific or range of topics to meet your organisation’s needs.

The BIMCO approach to conducting in-house training

BIMCO is the recognised world leader in the production and revision of standard maritime contracts and clauses. The documentary work of BIMCO has been one of the cornerstones of the association for over 110 years and our global network across the maritime industry provides BIMCO Training with exceptional access to trainers with a unique know-how.

With a membership spanning 2,100 companies in over 120 countries, we know from experience that each individual company is unique, both in terms of the corporate culture and the operational and commercial practices applied. Our experience originates from the 20+ courses and seminars we conduct worldwide every year on operational and chartering topics. Working with BIMCO Training as your partner, you benefit directly from this experience.

We know that highly realistic and relevant case studies, mixed with lectures, facilitate the learning process. As in real life, there is rarely one fixed answer to a situation and the discussions between the groups and trainers form an important part of the learning objectives.

BIMCO Training works with a cost structure for in-house courses which includes all costs, except for venue.

How do we jointly work to ensure that the training programme is beneficial?

Understanding your needs

  • we listen to your initial description of the type of training and topics you wish to include in the programme. We discuss the impact you want the training to have on the participants
  • we ask questions to understand what level of training we are jointly aiming for, and what competences the group already has
  • together, we agree on the learning objectives for the session


  • BIMCO produces a first draft, which includes a range of topics and the first initial overview of what the programme could look like with timings included
  • we produce and suggest case studies based on key issues important for the learning objectives
  • we suggest and line up the tutor(s) required and ensure their availability


  • with the programme and learning objectives agreed, we continue the dialogue to fine-tune the programme
  • we produce the electronic course file and make it available on-line for the participants to download
  • we arrive the day before in order to have a final meeting before kick-off 

The lumpsum fee includes

  • all speakers fees
  • all travel costs for the speakers
  • local accommodation for all speakers
  • preparation of programme, course material and case studies. BIMCO works with electronic course files and the participants will therefore benefit from having a tablet or laptop computer available to them during the training
  • the course can take place at the office of the buyer or a venue to be confirmed. All venue costs are to be covered by the buyer
  • any local VAT or other taxes will be added to the offer.

To request a proposal including quotation, please contact us at: training@bimco.org or call +45 44 36 68 32.


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Peter Grube

Peter Grube, Head of Training

Ayako Odashima

Ayako Odashima, Assistant Manager, Training

Ayako Odashima

Anisa Sheriff, Assistant Manager, Training

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Why Choose BIMCO?

BIMCO Training brings you world class training programmes and industry experts, either online or on-site, to guide you through some of the most important shipping topics where BIMCO has over 110 years’ experience and trust.

Meet Paul

Paul Dean is a partner with HFW. He specialises in shipping, focusing mainly on dispute resolution arising from charter parties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, rig disputes, collisions, fire and explosion, salvage, general average, groundings, total loss, towage, offshore, seismic and limitation. Paul is also head of the personal injury practice. He is a member of the India Maritime Association in the UK and a member of the Marine Personnel Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce. He is regularly quoted in the press, speaks at and chairs conferences and is on the BIMCO panel for our “Using Supplytime” Course. Experience gained working for an International Group P&I club enables him to combine practical understanding with the legal role and he is identified in the Legal Directories as one of the leading individuals in his fields.

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BIMCO offers free webinars, mainly for members, on current issues from the shipping industry.