Associate membership

BIMCO’s Associate membership is open to educational Institutions, private maritime security companies (PMSCs), law firms, national organisations, suppliers, consultants, etc. Depending on your type of business, the associate membership offered will differ. Please note that law firms must enter as Associate Plus members.

There are four types of associate membership:

Benefits include:

Comprehensive information – always available online:

  • information on 1,800+ ports around the world including holidays
  • latest shipping market analysis
  • information on contractual & commercial issues, such as charter parties or bills of lading
  • access to the BIMCO members’ directory.


Right to use BIMCO’s logo on stationary and website

Substantial discounts on BIMCO products such as training, publications, and SmartCon, our contract editing tool.

Pricing 2023

Type of membership

Membership fee

Entrance fee 

Associate membership - Plus
3,940 600
Associate membership -Standard 1,010 200
Educational institutions 680 0
Security companies (PMSCs)* 3,835 1,500

Corporate membership, branch office contribution fee

Number of offices, price per office EUR
1-5 1,845
6-10 1,625
11-more 1,230

* Security companies (PMSCs) providing armed guards for use on board merchant vessels and applying for BIMCO associate membership must have obtained ISO 28007 certification before being accepted by BIMCO’s Executive Committee. Once your application has been received, BIMCO will contact you and carry out an internal investigation as well.

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Erik Jensby
in Copenhagen, DK

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Our mission

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.

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