Maritime digitalisation

These years, there is a strong focus on the development of new shipping technologies and especially the utilization of digital opportunities.

There seems to be three key drivers for going digital. First is the competitive pressure for cost efficiency. This is often combined with the second driver, which are environmental factors and regulatory compliance requirements. Fact is (and this is the third key driver) that stakeholders in the shipping value chain are increasingly requiring digital operations from their business partners. How these elements are combined into a business case may vary among ship type, trade patterns and operating or trading region.

BIMCO focuses on two segments of the maritime digitalisation: Ship-shore interface and Autonomous ships.

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  • New BIMCO clause promotes harmonised ship-shore data exchange

    BIMCO has published a charter party clause promoting the use of the IMO’s data model framework. The publication is an extension of BIMCO’s strategic objective to encourage greater efficiency and harmonisation in the ship-shore interface.

  • BIMCO, NGOs invite the industry to help develop global digital ISO standards

    Digitalisation has taken on a new urgency in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular when it comes to digital data exchange in ports, and for facilitating trade and logistics in general. BIMCO and other maritime NGOs are inviting public and private players to help create global digital ISO standards to facilitate the digital exchange of data.


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Shipping KPI System

The BIMCO Shipping KPI System is a global shipping industry tool for defining, measuring and reporting information on operational performance and is used by shipping companies to:

  • compare their business performance against the industry standard and identify where efficiency improvements could be made
  • clearly communicate their ship operational performance, both internally and externally.