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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 64 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 will be the preferred and trusted tool of all ship owners, operators and managers allowing them to benchmark and monitor their company, fleet and ship performance. The system will add value to the users' businesses by highlighting opportunities to drive 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 will only be accessible by the data provider and will be used anonymously to avoid sensitive information being compromised. BIMCO will continuously take into account the broader needs of all potential users in the development and maintenance of the BIMCO Shipping KPI standard. The BIMCO Shipping KPI Steering group will oversee the project and ensure that its associated Expert Group fulfill current and future users' needs.

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