Sample copies of the newly published TOWCON 2008 and TOWHIRE 2008 International Ocean Towage Agreements are now available to download from the Documentary section of the BIMCO website. The new agreements are accompanied by a set of clause-by-clause explanatory notes highlighting the differences between the 2008 editions and their 1985 predecessors. The explanatory notes are contained in a PDF file which may also be downloaded from the website free of charge.
Both new towage agreements will be available as electronic forms on BIMCO’s online charter party editing system, idea. TOWCON 2008 will be added to the system on 31 March. The idea template for TOWHIRE 2008 is currently under development, but should be added to the system mid-April.
Paper copies of TOWCON 2008 and TOWHIRE 2008 will be printed by BIMCO’s official printers, Knudtzon, in Copenhagen for those wishing to use paper stocks. Supplies of both forms should be available to order direct from Knudtzon in April.