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BIMCO's Holiday Calendar covers general holidays in over 150 countries, plus local holidays and working hours in more than 680 ports around the world.

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BIMCO Publications

Want to buy or download a BIMCO publication? Use the link to get access to the ballast water management guide, the ship master’s security manual and many other publications.

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An authentic BIMCO contract is one generated by SmartCon or a BIMCO-approved system. If your contract has not been generated by SmartCon please contact the secretariat (contracts@bimco.org) for verification of its origins.

Shipping KPI System

Do you want to compare your ship performance vs industry standard and identify efficiency improvements? The Shipping KPI system is the tool for you.

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  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report

    The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 26 February 2021

  • Preparing your account to KPI cost categories

    A core benefit of the BIMCO Shipping-KPI system is the option to compare expense and performance at ship level. Presently, the system only allows for internal benchmarking but once a critical mass has been reached, the Shipping-KPI will facilitate external expense benchmarking

  • IMO and WISTA seek input to women in maritime survey

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) are asking companies to help them obtain baseline data on the number of women in maritime and oceans fields and the positions they occupy.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report

    The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 19 February 2021

  • BIMCO adds new ice region reports and provides winter navigation advice

    This year, BIMCO has expanded its ice reporting to cover the Northern Chinese, Japanese and Greenland sea areas, and can advise on contractual issues related to ice clauses.

  • Who is responsible for the cargo when force majeure is declared?

    The development of a new BIMCO Force Majeure Clause is progressing and continued last week as the subcommittee met to draft a bolt-on provision relating to situations when cargo has been loaded onto the ship and a party declares force majeure.

  • New BIMCO clause encourages bulk sector to embrace just in time arrival concept

    In a bid to encourage wider adoption of just in time (JIT) arrival principles in the bulk sector, BIMCO has published a new clause for voyage charter parties to promote more efficient shipping procedures and as a result, help reduce CO2 emissions.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report

    The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 12 February 2021

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Latest market updates

Bunker Prices by Mabux Last Updated: 04:18 (GMT) - 27 February 2021

PORTS 380cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 384 ↓ (-3) 494 ↓ (-1) 535 ↓ (-5)
Singapore 396 ↑ (+3) 520 ↓ (-2) 546 ↓ (-2)
Fujairah 388 ↑ (+2) 527 ↓ (-3) 620 ↓ (-5)
Copenhagen 402 → (+0) 501 → (+0) 558 → (+0)
Gothenburg 399 → (+0) 498 → (+0) 555 → (+0)
St. Petersburg 367 ↓ (-1) 487 ↓ (-1) 538 ↓ (-1)
Tallinn 397 ↓ (-3) 504 ↓ (-1) 574 ↓ (-5)
Gibraltar 405 ↑ (+7) 515 ↑ (+5) 570 ↑ (+2)
Pireaus 422 ↑ (+2) 543 ↓ (-5) 565 ↓ (-4)
Istanbul 525 ↓ (-10) 575 → (+0)
Houston 389 ↑ (+6) 496 ↑ (+8) 581 ↑ (+3)
Panama Canal 395 → (+0) 517 ↑ (+2) 590 → (+0)
Santos 514 ↓ (-12) 514 ↓ (-12) 630 ↑ (+4)
Buenos Aires 510 → (+0) 590 → (+0)
Hamburg 385 → (+0) 495 ↓ (-4) 549 ↓ (-10)
Riga 393 ↓ (-3) 502 ↓ (-1) 572 ↓ (-5)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 386 ↓ (-3) 496 ↓ (-1) 537 ↓ (-5)
New York 395 → (+0) 510 → (+0) 569 ↑ (+2)
Philadelphia 398 → (+0) 515 → (+0) 574 ↑ (+2)
Hong Kong 404 ↓ (-5) 518 ↑ (+1) 535 ↑ (+5)
Genoa 414 ↓ (-1) 532 ↓ (-1) 588 ↑ (+1)
Augusta 439 ↓ (-1) 552 ↓ (-1) 609 ↑ (+1)
Rio de Janeiro 519 ↓ (-12) 519 ↓ (-12) 600 ↑ (+4)
Bremerhaven 390 → (+0) 516 ↓ (-4) 570 ↓ (-10)
Paranagua 544 ↓ (-12) 544 ↓ (-12) 663 ↑ (+4)
Rio Grande 544 ↓ (-12) 544 ↓ (-12) 664 ↑ (+4)
Recife
Salvador 552 ↓ (-12) 552 ↓ (-12) 645 ↑ (+4)
Fortaleza 530 ↓ (-12) 530 ↓ (-12) 653 ↑ (+4)
Fremantle 670 ↑ (+45) 700 ↑ (+55)
Belem 573 ↓ (-12) 573 ↓ (-12) 677 ↑ (+4)
Tubarao 539 ↓ (-12) 539 ↓ (-12) 653 ↑ (+4)
Curacao 527 → (+0) 687 → (+0)
New Orleans 420 ↑ (+7) 510 ↑ (+5) 595 ↑ (+5)
Manaus 553 ↓ (-12) 553 ↓ (-12) 641 ↑ (+4)
Niteroi 519 ↓ (-12) 519 ↓ (-12) 600 ↑ (+4)
Praia Mole 539 ↓ (-12) 539 ↓ (-12) 653 ↑ (+4)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 573 ↓ (-12) 573 ↓ (-12) 677 ↑ (+4)
Vitoria 539 ↓ (-12) 539 ↓ (-12) 653 ↑ (+4)
Itaqui (XP) 576 ↓ (-12) 576 ↓ (-12) 671 ↑ (+4)
Miami 444 ↑ (+6) 627 ↑ (+3)