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Over 300 world leading contracts and clauses

BIMCO’s maritime clauses and contracts cover the full lifecycle of ship-related operation and activity

Plan your voyage with information on over 1800 ports worldwide

Holidays and other information to help plan your ships’ voyages with as much knowledge as possible

Latest news and market analysis for the shipping industry

BIMCO’s latest news and expert shipping analysis gives our members the best business insight

Up to date security warnings and war risks

BIMCO’s security reports give members crucial advice to keep their ships and personnel safe

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Check your business partner and recover undisputed debt

We help members check new business partners and recover millions of USD (undisputed) yearly

Contracts & Clauses

All of BIMCO's most widely used contracts and clauses as well as advice on managing charters and business partners.

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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.

Holiday calendar

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.

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.

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 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.

Create or edit a contract

The one-stop digital shop for all the standard maritime contracts and clauses you’ll ever need.

Upload a contract or charter party file (DOCX or PDF) for verification and authentication

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.

News & trends

Latest News

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 17 September 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 17 September covers Azerbaijan, Iran, Philippines, Russia  and the latest from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  Every week, BIMCO summarises measures imposed by governments for sea transport, including for crew change, as well as updates from United Nations bodies such as the IMO, World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 10 September 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 10 September covers updates on Republic of Korea, Pakistan, the UK P&I club and the latest from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  Every week, BIMCO summarises measures imposed by governments for sea transport, including for crew change, as well as updates from United Nations bodies such as the IMO, World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - new season 2021/2022 starts now!

    The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season 2021-2022 has begun on 1st September. BIMCO provides the measures for this season introduced by countries for ships arriving from targeted "BMSB" countries.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 3 September 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 3 September covers updates on Argentina, Myanmar, Portugal, Ukraine and USA.  Every week, BIMCO summarises measures imposed by governments for sea transport, including for crew change, as well as updates from United Nations bodies such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • An encouragement to use End User Support for added value

    Following several recent adjustments and new features, we encourage Shipping-KPI users to take advantage of the complementary support function.

  • BIMCO calls on shipowners to provide information on biofouling management

    BIMCO is launching a new survey with the aim of gathering information from shipowners about the effectiveness of their anti-fouling systems (AFS). The information gathered will help BIMCO provide factual information to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) about biofouling management in practice.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report

    BIMCO provides weekly updates to members about COVID-19 implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport, including for crew change, as well as updates from United Nations bodies such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). This BIMCO update is for the week ending Friday, 27 August 2021.

  • Container cargo industry guidelines for seed cakes transport to mitigate fire incidents onboard ships

    Seed cakes transported in containers continue to provide a risk in terms of causing container fires onboard and BIMCO urges the use of joint-industry guidelines to BIMCO members to improve safety for ship and crew. 

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Latest market updates

Bunker Prices by Mabux Last Updated: 21:42 (GMT) - 22 September 2021

PORTS 380cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 415 ↑ (+2) 529 ↑ (+5) 604 ↑ (+4)
Singapore 476 ↑ (+10) 556 ↑ (+2) 611 ↑ (+7)
Fujairah 483 ↑ (+3) 553 ↑ (+5) 656 ↓ (-2)
Copenhagen 448 → (+0) 538 ↑ (+5) 642 ↑ (+11)
Gothenburg 445 → (+0) 535 ↑ (+5) 639 ↑ (+11)
St. Petersburg 377 ↑ (+2) 485 ↑ (+2) 610 ↑ (+4)
Tallinn 440 ↑ (+2) 541 ↑ (+5) 665 ↑ (+4)
Gibraltar 455 ↑ (+8) 549 ↑ (+6) 650 ↑ (+5)
Pireaus 448 ↓ (-16) 590 ↓ (-31) 635 ↓ (-10)
Istanbul 585 ↑ (+5) 665 → (+0)
Houston 406 ↑ (+2) 538 ↑ (+4) 639 ↑ (+3)
Panama Canal 436 ↓ (-1) 545 ↓ (-5) 667 → (+0)
Santos 556 ↑ (+15) 556 ↑ (+15) 689 ↑ (+11)
Buenos Aires 570 → (+0) 715 ↑ (+5)
Hamburg 428 ↓ (-12) 529 ↑ (+2) 645 → (+0)
Riga 434 ↑ (+2) 538 ↑ (+5) 664 ↑ (+4)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 417 ↑ (+2) 531 ↑ (+5) 606 ↑ (+4)
New York 443 → (+0) 570 ↑ (+5) 649 ↑ (+6)
Philadelphia 446 → (+0) 575 ↑ (+5) 654 ↑ (+6)
Hong Kong 477 ↑ (+2) 554 ↑ (+2) 602 ↓ (-3)
Genoa 456 ↑ (+2) 562 ↑ (+2) 669 ↓ (-2)
Augusta 468 ↑ (+2) 575 ↑ (+2) 680 ↓ (-2)
Rio de Janeiro 571 ↑ (+1) 571 ↑ (+1) 659 ↓ (-1)
Bremerhaven 441 ↓ (-2) 568 ↑ (+2) 665 → (+0)
Paranagua 586 ↑ (+1) 586 ↑ (+1) 722 ↓ (-1)
Rio Grande 586 ↑ (+1) 586 ↑ (+1) 723 ↓ (-1)
Recife
Salvador 594 ↑ (+1) 594 ↑ (+1) 704 ↓ (-1)
Fortaleza 572 ↑ (+1) 572 ↑ (+1) 712 ↓ (-1)
Fremantle 729 → (+0) 734 → (+0)
Belem 615 ↑ (+1) 615 ↑ (+1) 736 ↓ (-1)
Tubarao 586 ↑ (+1) 586 ↑ (+1) 727 ↓ (-1)
Curacao 451 ↑ (+4) 634 ↑ (+4)
New Orleans 462 → (+0) 540 ↓ (-10) 657 → (+0)
Manaus 595 ↑ (+1) 595 ↑ (+1) 700 ↓ (-1)
Niteroi 571 ↑ (+1) 571 ↑ (+1) 659 ↓ (-1)
Praia Mole
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 615 ↑ (+1) 615 ↑ (+5) 736 ↓ (-1)
Vitoria
Itaqui (XP) 618 ↑ (+1) 618 ↑ (+1) 730 ↓ (-1)
Miami 461 ↑ (+2) 685 ↑ (+3)