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About us and our members

26 July 2017

Our vision To be the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global shipping industry. 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 Our values      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 editor IDEA. 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, eLearning, webinars and tailor-made courses for companies.

Insurance advice

07 June 2016

Political and civil unrest, wars and other conflicts are regularly raising concerns with regard to the safety of navigation and the safety and welfare of seafarers visiting ports belonging to countries involved in such conflicts.