06 April 2021
Although the container ship “Ever Given” was fortunately freed after less than a week blocking the Suez Canal, the consequences for owners and operators due to the delays caused may last for several weeks or even months.
29 October 2020
This eBook includes a sample copy of the GENCON 1994 contract and the related explanatory notes in the latest version.
23 September 2020
The revision of BIMCO’s most widely used voyage charter party – GENCON – is entering its completion phase, as the drafting team will meet during the autumn to process invaluable feedback received by the industry over the summer.
18 September 2020
Projects for standard contracts and clauses covering almost every sector of the shipping industry will be reviewed by BIMCO’s Documentary Committee (DC) when it meets on 21 and 22 September. The gathering of over 70 documentary experts from around the world will take place online for the first time and two new contracts and two clauses are set to be approved for publication.
18 February 2020
The shipping industry’s most widely used dry cargo voyage charter party, GENCON, is being revised and updated for the first time in 25 years and will be published later this year. BIMCO is delighted to invite you to a free seminar on the revised GENCON 1994 charter party and wants to hear your opinion on the new form.
04 December 2019
BIMCO’s Documentary Committee (DC) will have a busy agenda when they meet on 5 December. The DC will consider for approval new sanctions clauses for time and voyage charter parties. They will also review progress on a new edition of GENCON and be asked to provide feedback on other projects ranging from a sale and leaseback term sheet to an accommodation support vessel charter party.
13 November 2019
As a result of a rising number of shipments of industrial raw materials such as bauxite, coal and iron ore being transported under COAs, BIMCO is working on a new standard form of contract of affreightment (COA).
05 December 2018
BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has discussed and approved a proposal to re-write GENCON’s Clause 2, which deals with owners’ liabilities. It is part of a major overhaul of the industry’s most widely used standard voyage charter party.
21 April 2020
SmartCon is the next generation of contract editing tools developed using the latest technology from Microsoft. We’ve built the editing features inside Word versions of our contracts to provide a seamless integration with the workflows of shipping professionals.
10 November 2017