BIMCO answers top 5 questions on contracts and COVID-19

Overview

In this short video Grant Hunter talks to BIMCO’s head of Support & Advice, Merete Greisen, about answers they give members to the five most frequently asked questions.

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing uncertainty about port calls and the allocation of liabilities and responsibilities under charter parties. In this short video Grant Hunter talks to BIMCO’s head of Support & Advice, Merete Greisen, about answers they give members to the five most frequently asked questions.

The Top 5 questions BIMCO receives related to contracts and the coronavirus are:

  • Are ports considered unsafe?
  • Is this a 'force majeure' situation? 
  • What about laytime - will it run? 
  • Will a ship remain on hire? 
  • Can the charter party be cancelled?

Members can contact the Support & Advice service for additional support.

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