It is mutually agreed that the monthly hire due under Clause ....... is based upon the mean of the present Bank of England's selling and buying rate for the U.S. dollar, viz: $ ...... to the Pound Sterling. Should this mean rate fluctuate it is understood and agreed that the Sterling hire payments shall be adjusted upwards or downwards and the amount actually payable in Sterling shall be the hire calculated at the agreed rate in Sterling of ....... multiplied by $ ....... and divided by the new mean rate in force on the due date of payment.
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From time to time, BIMCO is approached by members enquiring about responsibility for the cleaning of a ship’s underwater parts when it has been idle at a port for a long time pursuant to the orders of the time charterers.
New regulation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which will require existing ships to reduce carbon emissions, is due to enter into force in just under one year. As compliance will benefit to a large extent from co-operation between shipowners and charterers, BIMCO has developed a new clause to address the changes.
BIMCO has published a new charter party clause to help tackle potential abuse by sanctions busters of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) which is mandatory for all ships to use under regulations for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
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The experiences of operating during the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges this has created have prompted a review of the BIMCO Infectious or Contagious Diseases Clauses (the "IOCD Clauses”).
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.
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