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Also for existing BICS users who will report via the new RWS message service.


Use the form on this page to register with the RWS messaging service. You can only send messages and use BICS or another program for electronic reporting if you have a registered account.

 WarningYou need an RWS account to register for the RWS message service. This is the same account that you use for Fairway Information. If you do not have this yet, you must create it yourself first. This can be done through this registration page. If you have forgotten the password of your RWS account, you can reset it via this page.

We kindly request you to fill in all the fields in the form and to use the "Request" button to finalise the request. You will then receive a registration notification from the BICS Helpdesk.

After submitting, you will receive an automatic registration confirmation from the BICS Helpdesk by e-mail within a few hours. You will then receive a Welcome letter by e-mail within a few working days containing the details of your RWS messaging service account.

 Warning: Check your specified e-mail address and mobile number. Be sure they are correct, before sending in the form!!!

Account terms & conditions and Privacy Statement

Request Form

Mandatory field are marked with * (these fields have to filled in).

Select the electronic reporting application you will use. Select "BICS" = BICS reporting application for PC's or one of the other applications from the list.
Select your role. Skipper = you will be reporting (as the ship master) from your ship. Captain = you will be reporting (as a captain, freelancer) from several and different ships you are working on. Shipper = Shipping company (on the shore) reporting several ships (fleet) usually from an office environment.
Enter your current Current report ID / mailbox number here if you are already using BICS. This is the 9 digit number starting with 7000 or 9000, which was provided to you at the time of your first application. If you no longer have this information available, you can leave this field empty.
Ship information
Please fill in the information about your (own) ship, if applicable. If NOT applicable, you can fill in "n.a." or "-".
Select the (official) ship number type: ENI for inland shipping, IMO voor ocean going vessels zeeschepen or "Not applicable".
Official Ship number (ENI = 8 digits or IMO = 7 digits). Use "n.a." or "-" if not applicable.
Select the most applicable ship type out of the list.
The nationality (country of registration) of your ship. If you do not have a ship, fill in "n / a", "n.a." or "-".
Address & Contact information
Please fill in all your contact information. We need this information to process your request and to contact you in case of questions about the request. Especially your e-mail and mobile number are VERY important, because we will use them to send you the account information and password.
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!
Please enter your business telephone number(s) where we can reach you. The first mobile phone number will be used to send you your account password!
Give us any additional information regarding this request.
In which language would you like to receive the Welcome Letter?
Do you want to receive BICS and or Electronic Reporting related Newsletters ?
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