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BICS account application form

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With the application form on this page you register for a BICS account. Only with a registered account can you send messages with BICS or another electronic reporting programme.


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 NOTE: To request a BICS account, you first need a RWS account (this is the same account that you use for Fairway Information). If you have forgotten the password of your RWS account, you can reset it via this page.


Application form

Please fill in the form below and then click on 'Submit'.
You will receive the Welcome Letter containing your BICS account details at the e-mail address you provided within five working days after submitting.


Please indicate which electronic reporting application you will use.
Select your role as a BICS user.
Please indicate whether you have received a Reporting ID in the past. This is a 9-digit number starting with 7000, which was given to you when you first applied.
Please enter your reporting ID.
Ship information
Fill in the vessel details in this section. Does this not apply to you? Then fill in: "n.a." or "-" in all ship data fields (e.g. for shippers, shipping companies or ships' masters).
Enter the ship's name here.
Select the official ship number type: ENI or OFS for inland waterway vessels. IMO for sea-going vessels.
Please enter the vessel number. For inland navigation: ENI (8 digits) or OFS (7 digits). For sea transport: IMO (7 digits).
Select the (main) type of the ship.
Enter the nationality (country of registration) of the vessel.
Contact information
Please enter your contact details in this section.
The contact person is the person in your company who is accountable for this BICS account.
We will use the email address to send you your BICS account information. NOTE: Use a valid address and check for typos!
Enter your telephone number(s) where you can be reached for BICS-related contact. Please also add the country code (e.g. +44).
In which language would you like to receive the Welcome Letter?
Here you can provide additional information regarding your application.
Do you want to receive BICS and or Electronic Reporting related Newsletters ?
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