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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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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 Shipping KPI Monthly News - guidance benchmarking reports generation

    Step by Step guidance on how users can generate their own BIMCO Shipping KPI Benchmarking by using the Chart Context Menu function.

  • 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, 30th July 2021.

  • New BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report warns of serious potential officer shortage

    Launched today, the new Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment levels if it is to avoid a serious shortage in the total supply of officers by 2026. Given the growing demand for STCW certified officers, the Report predicts that there will be a need for an additional 89,510 officers by 2026 to operate the world merchant fleet. The report estimates that 1.89 million seafarers currently serve the world merchant fleet, operating over 74,000 vessels around the globe.

  • 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, 23rd July 2021.

  • Shipping associations renew call for international naval response to Nigeria-based pirates

    New forum for operational coordination and deconfliction sees industry pay tribute to Nigeria’s Deep Blue project while repeating the call for international navies to bridge the immediate law enforcement gap.

  • New BIMCO clause clarifies contractual position on AIS switch-off

    BIMCO has published a new charter party clause to help tackle potential abuse by sanctions busters of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) which is mandatory for all ships to use under regulations for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

  • 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, 16th July 2021.

  • New Check Before Fixing 2021 book available

    You wouldn't navigate a ship without a chart, so why sign a contract without advice? Avoid unnecessary costs you couldn’t have foreseen.

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Bunker Prices by Mabux Last Updated: 11:44 (GMT) - 3 August 2021

PORTS 380cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 400 ↓ (-18) 513 ↓ (-13) 579 ↓ (-16)
Singapore 426 ↓ (-6) 547 ↓ (-8) 588 ↓ (-10)
Fujairah 432 ↓ (-5) 550 ↑ (+3) 653 ↓ (-4)
Copenhagen 433 ↓ (-10) 519 ↓ (-13) 605 ↓ (-9)
Gothenburg 430 ↓ (-10) 516 ↓ (-13) 602 ↓ (-9)
St. Petersburg 370 ↓ (-10) 495 ↓ (-10) 585 ↓ (-15)
Tallinn 407 ↓ (-18) 527 ↓ (-13) 639 ↓ (-16)
Gibraltar 430 ↓ (-8) 535 ↓ (-6) 625 ↓ (-10)
Pireaus 426 ↓ (-15) 610 ↓ (-5) 632 ↓ (-5)
Istanbul 545 ↓ (-10) 630 ↓ (-10)
Houston 415 ↓ (-10) 529 ↓ (-10) 613 ↓ (-10)
Panama Canal 420 ↓ (-1) 545 ↓ (-2) 655 → (+0)
Santos 538 ↓ (-10) 538 ↓ (-10) 702 ↓ (-10)
Buenos Aires 575 ↑ (+5) 710 ↓ (-10)
Hamburg 400 ↓ (-5) 525 ↓ (-8) 609 ↓ (-9)
Riga 403 ↓ (-18) 523 ↓ (-13) 636 ↓ (-16)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 402 ↓ (-18) 515 ↓ (-13) 581 ↓ (-16)
New York 425 ↓ (-6) 538 ↓ (-6) 625 ↓ (-11)
Philadelphia 428 ↓ (-6) 543 ↓ (-6) 630 ↓ (-11)
Hong Kong 438 ↓ (-4) 550 ↓ (-3) 594 ↓ (-4)
Genoa 452 ↓ (-10) 576 ↓ (-10) 664 ↓ (-10)
Augusta 453 ↓ (-10) 565 ↓ (-10) 659 ↓ (-10)
Rio de Janeiro 563 ↓ (-3) 563 ↓ (-3) 682 ↓ (-6)
Bremerhaven 431 ↓ (-5) 550 ↓ (-8) 639 ↓ (-9)
Paranagua 578 ↓ (-3) 578 ↓ (-3) 745 ↓ (-6)
Rio Grande 578 ↓ (-3) 578 ↓ (-3) 745 ↓ (-7)
Recife
Salvador 586 ↓ (-3) 586 ↓ (-3) 727 ↓ (-6)
Fortaleza 564 ↓ (-3) 564 ↓ (-3) 735 ↓ (-6)
Fremantle 711 → (+0) 746 → (+0)
Belem 607 ↓ (-3) 607 ↓ (-3) 759 ↓ (-6)
Tubarao 580 ↓ (-3) 580 ↓ (-3) 748 ↓ (-6)
Curacao 453 ↓ (-10) 635 ↓ (-10)
New Orleans 425 ↓ (-10) 540 ↓ (-4) 610 ↓ (-6)
Manaus 587 ↓ (-3) 587 ↓ (-3) 723 ↓ (-6)
Niteroi 553 ↓ (-10) 553 ↓ (-10) 672 ↓ (-10)
Praia Mole
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 607 ↓ (-3) 607 ↓ (-3) 759 ↓ (-6)
Vitoria
Itaqui (XP) 610 ↓ (-3) 610 ↓ (-3) 753 ↓ (-6)
Miami 470 ↓ (-10) 659 ↓ (-10)