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ASBAGASVOY draft ready for first consultation and review

08 November 2019

The standard gas tanker voyage charter party codenamed ASBAGASVOY is ready for a first industry consultation as well as review by the Documentary Committee of BIMCO and the Board of the Association of Ship Brokers & Agents (U.S.A.), Inc. (ASBA).

ETS - Emission Trading Scheme Allowances Clause for Time Charter Parties 2022

20 February 2024

The purpose of the clause is to allocate costs and responsibilities for obtaining, transferring, and surrendering greenhouse gas emissions allowances for ships operating under an emissions scheme, such as the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The basis of the clause is that the party providing and paying for the fuel under the time charter is the party that is responsible for providing and paying for emissions trading allowances. The owners must monitor the ship’s emissions and provide the relevant emissions data and the basis of calculations to the charterers. Using this information, the charterers transfer the appropriate allowances to the owners monthly. The clause addresses the adjustment of allowances due to offhire events and what happens if the charterers fail to transfer allowances when due.

Climate Change Glossary

18 December 2023

BIMCO has published a climate change glossary to clarify and harmonise definitions and terminology to ensure that the discussions around climate change and potential solutions for the shipping industry are based on a mutual understanding of what the commonly used terms mean.

New presentation clauses for use with ASBAGASVOY

04 February 2021

The presentation clause is paramount when concluding business in the gas spot market as it describes how the gas tanker must present at the load port. The ASBAGASVOY drafting committee set up by BIMCO and the Association of Ship Brokers & Agents (U.S.A.), Inc. (ASBA) has developed tailormade presentation clauses for use with the new gas tanker charter party.

IMO has approved short-term GHG reduction measures

25 November 2020

The 75th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75), which took place online from 16 to 20 November 2020, continued the deliberations on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping, but also adopted amendments to MARPOL Annex VI and the International Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention).

Decoupling of world trade and emissions is a reality for shipping

30 October 2020

At the launch of the Fourth International Maritime Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Study, eyes rested primarily on the fact that CO2 emissions from the shipping industry rose between 2012 and 2018. The focus on this six-year period diverted attention from what should not have been missed – the year 2009.