BIMCO will present a ‘Power Panel’ at CPH Shipping Summit.

"BIMCO is very much looking forward to be part of the first Copenhagen Shipping Summit. BIMCO will contribute with a Power Panel Discussion addressing key developments impacting shipping business today, with the focus on challenges and future prospects for the dry-bulk and oil tanker shipping markets, including the 2020 global sulfur cap experiment."

Michael Lund
Deputy Secretary General


BIMCO – which was founded under the title of "The Baltic and White Sea Conference" in Copenhagen in 1905 was the first organisation to see the benefit in joining forces with other countries to secure better deals and standard agreements in shipping.

As the organisation grew and became more international it was renamed -The Baltic and International Maritime Council –and at present day – simply BIMCO.

BIMCO today

BIMCO is now the world’s largest international shipping association, with more than 2,100 members globally. We provide a wide range of services to our global membership – which includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.

BIMCO is also recognised worldwide for the clarity, consistency and certainty of its standard maritime contracts.

Our aim is to produce flexible commercial agreements that are fair to both parties. We work with industry experts to produce modern contracts tailored to specific trades and activities. Our world recognised contracts are widely used and this familiarity provides greater certainty of the likely commercial outcome - helping members manage contractual risk.

*Information courtesy of David Souden from his book, – “All in the same boat” The story of BIMCO.