Crew list visas and shore pases


Crew list visas  The affixing of an entry visa to the vessel's crew list is a route matter in many ports where it forms an indispensable part of the inward clearance for a vessel arriving from a foreign port. Hence, the charge can not be considered as anything other than an integral part of the usual port charges at the port(s) to which charterers elect to send the vessel and thus must be absorbed by the time charterers. In this context it is important to note that consular charges listed in certain charter parties refer solely to charges incurred i...


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VPS Bunker Alerts

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.

The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.

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