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Payment of hire - NYPE 46

08 March 2019

Although the New York Produce Exchange Charter Party 1946 (hereinafter “Nype 46”) is probably the most widely used time charter party form still, it is not a very good form in this day and age. It dates back to 1946 and readers will agree that quite a few things have changed since then! However, it would be naive simply to ignore it.

Bad bunker risk will rise in 2020: Bunker states must take action

04 September 2018

Recent reports of a rise in fuel contamination cases have increased the industry’s concerns over quality and safety of blended fuels as 2020 approaches. And for a good reason. A spike in demand for new low sulphur blends from 1 January 2020 will greatly increase the risk of contamination. Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO calls for bunker states to take responsibility.

USCG Ballast Water Management information

07 March 2018

The USCG Ballast Water Management regulations entered into force in June 2012 and is now close to being fully implemented so any ship calling US ports have to be in compliance with the relevant regulations and requirements. It should also be noted that a number of US individual States have implemented their own requirements beyond the USCG regulations so liaison with a local agent is recommended. 

SmartCon information and available contracts

31 May 2021

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.

BARECON 2017

13 December 2017

BARECON is a bareboat charter party. It is a lease agreement whereby the charterer obtains possession and full control of the ship along with the legal and financial responsibility for it. The charterer generally pays for all operating expenses, including fuel, crew, maintenance, repairs, and P&I and hull insurance. The latest edition of this contract is BARECON 2017

General Agency Agreement

01 December 2017

The general agency agreement has been developed for the provision of selected agency services over a period of time in a defined territory or area. It is designed for use in all trades and can be adapted to suit parties’ individual needs. This contract was published in December 2017 and is the latest edition. Copyright in the General Agency Agreement is held by FONASBA. The publishers are BIMCO and FONASBA.

WORLDFOOD 2017

30 November 2017

The United Nations World Food Programme Voyage Charter Party, WORLDFOOD 2017, is a BIMCO approved document to which the UN World Food Programme holds the copyright. The contract is used for shipments of food to emergency areas to save the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. The WORLDFOODRECEIPT 2017 is its accompanying contract of carriage. The latest edition of this contract is WORLDFOOD 2017. 

Standard Deposit Escrow Agreement for Ship Sale and Purchase

22 November 2017

The Standard Deposit Escrow Agreement for Ship Sale and Purchase is a contract for depositing money in connection with ship sale and purchase transaction. The latest edition of this contract is the Standard Deposit Escrow Agreement for Ship Sale and Purchase, issued in 2017. Copyright in the Standard Deposit Escrow Agreement for Ship Sale and Purchase is held by BIMCO.