The Shipping KPI System is a global shipping industry tool for defining, measuring and reporting information on operational performance. It uses a unique standard of 63 different performance indicators to allow the most specific and accurate comparison of ships - across different types and sectors - that is currently available. The data collected is anonymised and aggregated, so it does not compromise commercially sensitive information.

The Shipping Key Performance Indicator (KPI) System can be used by shipping companies to:

  • Compare their business performance against the industry average and identify where improvements can be made
  • Clearly communicate the performance of their ship operation activities to internal and external stakeholders.

The system was originally developed by a cross-industry group and was supported by InterManager following its launch in 2011. Since June 2015, ownership of the system was taken on by the world's largest international shipping association, BIMCO, and is developed and managed by SOFTImpact.

To find out more about the system and how it was developed, please visit the KPI Standard or check our Help.


The BIMCO Shipping KPI system is the preferred and trusted tool of all shipowners, operators and managers allowing them to benchmark and monitor their company, fleet and ship performance. The system adds value to the users’ businesses by highlighting opportunities to drive safety, efficiency and sustainable improvements.


The BIMCO Shipping KPI system is a tool run by the industry for the industry, and therefore a trusted tool and source of information for all. Data collected is used anonymously to avoid sensitive information being compromised. BIMCO continuously takes into account the broader needs of all users in the development and maintenance of the BIMCO Shipping KPI standard.