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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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Professional advice from our experienced staff on key technical and contractual aspects of shipping

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.

Ships, Ports & Voyage Planning

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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.

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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.

News & trends

Latest News

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 14 January 2022

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 14 January  covers the World Health Organization (WHO), Brazil, Ghana, Libya, Philippines, Romania, Sweden, 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, WHO and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 7 January 2022

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 7 January  covers the World Health Organization (WHO), Argentina, China, France, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore 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, WHO and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 30 December 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 30 December covers the World Health Organization (WHO), Australia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Philippines, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, updated crew change national focal point contact 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, WHO and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 23 December 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 24 December covers the World Health Organization (WHO), Brazil 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, WHO and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 17 December 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 17 December covers the World Health Organization (WHO), Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Gard 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, WHO and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 10 December 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 10 December covers the World Health Organization (WHO), Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong SAR, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Ukraine, USA 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, WHO and International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • BIMCO publishes EEXI Transition Clause ahead of IMO efficiency regulation

    New regulation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which will require existing ships to reduce carbon emissions, is due to enter into force in just under one year. As compliance will benefit to a large extent from co-operation between shipowners and charterers, BIMCO has developed a new clause to address the changes.

  • BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report dated 3 December 2021

    This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 3 December covers the World Health Organization (WHO), Argentina, Canada, France, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Mauritius, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Portugal, Reunion Island, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, UK P&I Club Global Crew Change Advice 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, WHO and International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Latest market updates

Bunker Prices by Mabux Last Updated: 02:18 (GMT) - 19 January 2022

PORTS 380cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 486 ↑ (+6) 646 ↑ (+30) 765 ↑ (+14)
Singapore 498 ↑ (+8) 690 ↑ (+6) 774 ↑ (+15)
Fujairah 509 ↑ (+6) 687 ↑ (+5) 815 ↓ (-2)
Copenhagen 513 ↑ (+15) 668 ↑ (+15) 788 ↑ (+10)
Gothenburg 510 ↑ (+15) 665 ↑ (+15) 785 ↑ (+10)
St. Petersburg 436 ↑ (+6) 610 ↑ (+20) 770 ↑ (+10)
Tallinn 503 ↑ (+6) 658 ↑ (+30) 817 ↑ (+14)
Gibraltar 519 ↑ (+3) 658 ↑ (+6) 791 ↑ (+8)
Pireaus 562 ↑ (+30) 740 ↑ (+30) 784 ↑ (+23)
Istanbul 745 ↑ (+15) 805 ↑ (+15)
Houston 545 ↑ (+13) 635 ↑ (+5) 808 ↑ (+10)
Panama Canal 520 ↑ (+5) 645 ↑ (+7) 790 ↑ (+6)
Santos 701 ↑ (+22) 701 ↑ (+22) 836 ↓ (-3)
Buenos Aires 704 ↑ (+14) 902 ↑ (+22)
Hamburg 490 ↑ (+10) 675 ↑ (+10) 788 ↑ (+10)
Riga 496 ↑ (+6) 656 ↑ (+30) 820 ↑ (+14)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 488 ↑ (+6) 648 ↑ (+30) 767 ↑ (+14)
New York 557 ↑ (+2) 637 ↑ (+3) 808 ↑ (+10)
Philadelphia 560 ↑ (+2) 642 ↑ (+3) 813 ↑ (+10)
Hong Kong 497 ↑ (+8) 680 ↓ (-6) 744 ↑ (+6)
Genoa 516 ↑ (+2) 661 ↑ (+2) 817 ↑ (+8)
Augusta 547 ↑ (+2) 662 ↑ (+2) 806 ↑ (+8)
Rio de Janeiro 716 ↑ (+19) 716 ↑ (+19) 806 ↑ (+4)
Bremerhaven 500 ↑ (+10) 680 ↑ (+10) 800 ↑ (+10)
Paranagua 731 ↑ (+19) 731 ↑ (+19) 869 ↑ (+4)
Rio Grande 731 ↑ (+19) 731 ↑ (+19) 870 ↑ (+4)
Recife
Salvador 738 ↑ (+19) 738 ↑ (+19) 857 ↑ (+4)
Fortaleza 717 ↑ (+19) 717 ↑ (+19) 859 ↑ (+4)
Fremantle 848 → (+0) 886 → (+0)
Belem 760 ↑ (+19) 760 ↑ (+19) 883 ↑ (+4)
Tubarao
Curacao 747 ↑ (+2) 977 ↑ (+2)
New Orleans 514 ↑ (+4) 644 ↑ (+5) 797 ↑ (+16)
Manaus 740 ↑ (+19) 740 ↑ (+19) 847 ↑ (+4)
Niteroi 716 ↑ (+19) 716 ↑ (+19) 806 ↑ (+4)
Praia Mole
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 760 ↑ (+19) 760 ↑ (+19) 883 ↑ (+4)
Vitoria
Itaqui (XP) 763 ↑ (+19) 763 ↑ (+19) 877 ↑ (+4)
Miami 600 ↑ (+13) 854 ↑ (+10)