Why train with BIMCO?

Master the complex laws and regulations of the international shipping industry.

BIMCO has developed some of the world's leading shipping contracts and clauses, including the most widely used charter parties, bills of lading and other standard agreements.Delivering specialist knowledge and insight, BIMCO’s industry experts explain how to get the most from these agreements.

Our experts will equip you with the knowledge to minimise operational, chartering, and legal risks, and improve efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Face-to-face and online learning options are available.

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Maritime training you can trust

Tap into our unique expertise on the shipping laws that are critical to your business success.

As the world’s largest international shipping association, BIMCO has a 116+ year track record of developing the shipping contracts and clauses that empower and protect shipowners across the globe. 

Learn from the best

Sharing decades of high-level experience, BIMCO’s shipping experts and industry professionals will give you the best practice guidance, using theory and case studies, to use BIMCO’s 350+ contracts and clauses. Suitable for legal, chartering, management and operations professionals, our courses provide practical and technical advice that can be applied immediately.  

Study from anywhere in the world

From Greece to Japan or Brazil to China, shipping practitioners come from all parts of the world to train with BIMCO. Our in-person and virtual courses ensure a global context is applied to key commercial shipping topics, ensuring insights are applicable anywhere in the world.  

Tailored in-house training

Do you have a specific topic you want to focus on or contract you frequently use?

Do you have recurring challenges across your business?

Do you want to train multiple people from across your organisation at the same time?

BIMCO offers customisable in-house shipping courses and allows you to tailor your training to suit your business needs.

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BIMCO members receive favourable prices on all our courses. We also offer great group deals and an early bird discount rate.

What participants say about BIMCO training…

“I found the course to be very informative, with a large amount of information touching on all aspects”.

Patty P., Bills of Lading Masterclass Online, September 2021

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The world’s biggest maritime businesses trust BIMCO’s world-class shipping and maritime training courses

  • 1328 professionals have completed BIMCO training
  • 83 countries are represented among BIMCO's alumni
  • 10.5 % of course attendees return to BIMCO for further training
  • 8 out of 10 – average course attendee satisfaction rating


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Peter Grube

Peter Grube, Head of Training

Ayako Odashima

Ayako Odashima, Manager, Training

Josephine Schuler

Josephine Schüler Christiansen, Assistant Manager, Training