BIMCO's Holiday Calendar 2024

Are you in the EU? See how to avoid customs fees

New for the 2024 edition are past cases and common pitfalls, adding to the usual worldwide laytime holidays and port working hours.

First published in 1913, the BIMCO Holiday Calendar is recognised by the shipping industry as a trusted and unbiased source for holidays and working hours and is now an even better tool for planning, voyages, negotiating charter parties and avoiding disputes with counterparties.

Customs warning for customers located in the EU

If your company is located in the EU and buys a publication from Witherbys, there is a risk that a customs fee will be added to the cost of the publication. We have seen cases where the customs fee is almost the same as the price of the publication. To avoid this, you should consider acquiring BIMCO’s publications via one of the stockists working together with Witherbys. See a list of the stockists located within the EU.


If you are a BIMCO member, enter BIMCO as Promotional Code during checkout to get 20% discount. 

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