Anna Wollin, Manager, Contracts and Clauses at BIMCO, says that many of the disputes that commonly occur when a ship is redelivered at the end of a time charter could be avoided by using clearer wording in contracts.
Redelivering a ship at the end of a time charter sometimes results in disputes that could easily be avoided with a clearly worded redelivery clause. BIMCO has published a detailed clause covering important issues that will help owners and charterers work together more effectively towards dispute-free and timely redeliveries. It provides clarity and reduces uncertainty. It can be fined tuned to match the particular needs of individual trades and time charter durations.
Access BIMCO's COVID-19 related articles and advice.
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.
For general guidance and information on cargo-related queries.
Want to buy or download a BIMCO publication? Use the link to get access to the ballast water management guide, the ship master’s security manual and many other publications.