BIMCO's Holiday Calendar 2020

Published Date

February 2020

BIMCO's Holiday Calendar 2020

(Excludes any applicable taxes)

BIMCO’s Holiday Calendar covers general holidays in over 150 countries plus local holidays and working hours in more than 680 ports around the world.

First published in 1913, this handbook enjoys worldwide distribution as an indispensable tool when negotiating charter parties, planning voyages or computing laytime.





BIMCO is the world’s largest direct-membership organisation for shipowners, charterers, shipbrokers and agents. In total, around 59% of the world’s cargo fleet is a BIMCO member, measured by dead weight tonnes (DWT).

BIMCO is a ‘not for profit’ organisation with NGO status, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and with offices in Athens, Shanghai and Singapore.

The organisation has around 1,900 member companies across 120 countries – including large and small shipowners, shippers, oil majors, brokers, local port agents, law firms, maritime security companies and national shipowner’s associations among others. The core of the BIMCO membership is around 800 shipowner members who combined control around 83% of containership tonnage, 59% of dry bulk tonnage and 51% of tanker tonnage (all measured by DWT).

BIMCO’s goals are to secure a level playing field for the global shipping industry and to deliver practical tools, advice and guidance to its members across the main shipping sectors. BIMCO therefore works to promote and secure global standards and regulations for the maritime sector.

The organisation’s century long effort into creating standard contracts and clauses is a strong expression of that aim. BIMCO is considered the world leader in developing standard contracts and clauses in shipping.

Title: BIMCO's Holiday Calendar 2020
Number of Volumes: 1
Product Code: WS1679K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-894-6 (9781856098946), ISBN 10: 1-85609-894-X (185609894X)
Published Date: February 2020
Binding Format: Hardback
Weight: 0.90 kg
Author: BIMCO

Customer Reviews

Essential and makes our lives easy in case of a dispute with our counterparts Review by Laytime team Cargill
We are a big team of laytime operators and specialists in the Cargill Ocean Transportation department. We use the BIMCO Holiday calendar book for checking our laytime calculations and the calendar serves as a good and solid reference. In particular, some contracts are fixed quoting “BIMCO holidays not to count”, so having the BIMCO Holiday calendar book at hand is essential and not to mention, it makes our lives easy in case of a dispute with our counterparts. We often encounter in our line of work, some Statement of Facts (SOF), a mentioned holiday which is not referenced in the BIMCO Holiday Calendar book or on the BIMCO holiday section for members’ use on the BIMCO website. This would result in us seeking advice from the BIMCO holiday calendar team in relation to the correctness of the holiday mentioned in the SOF, as some holidays can be randomly proclaimed by governments any time of the year. We can always count on the people working in the holiday calendar team in BIMCO for their accuracy and promptness in response. The BIMCO Holiday Calendar is a book that is no doubt a book that offers carefully collated holiday information from all over the world which is information that is very much needed in our line of work and which we trust to have our information verified against.
Laytime Team, Ocean Transportation department, Cargill (Posted on 11/08/2020)

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