BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with around 1,900 members in more than 120 countries. Our global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.
To be the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global shipping industry.
To be at the forefront of global developments in shipping, providing expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to our members’ businesses
Trusted | Knowledgeable | Relevant | Proactive | Caring
Our core service areas
BIMCO's four core service areas provide value and trusted support to our members:
- Our products include BIMCO’s world leading standard contracts and clauses for the shipping industry and our contract editing tool SmartCon. We also run the BIMCO Shipping KPI System which can be used to benchmark ships’ operational performance.
- Regulation: BIMCO takes an active role on behalf of shipowners during discussions and decisions with global and regional regulators. We work towards a level playing field for shipping – including fair trade and open access to markets.
- Information and advice: we deal with 10,000 member queries every year on many issues and see over three million page views on our website each year. Our staff share their expert knowledge with members, giving practical advice to safeguard and add value to their businesses.
- Our training activities include face-to-face courses, webinars and tailor-made courses for companies.