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Novation Agreement for Shipbuilding Contracts

17 October 2016

The Novation Agreement for Shipbuilding Contracts is an agreement between the parties to novate the shipbuilding contract from the original buyers to the new buyers on terms set out in the agreement. The latest edition of this contract is the Novation Agreement for Shipbuilding Contracts, issued in 2016. Copyright in the Novation Agreement for Shipbuilding Contracts is held by BIMCO.

Shipbuilding contracts and force majeure

03 March 2020

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has led to shipyards claiming ‘force majeure’. This article looks at key issues shipowners should be aware of when it comes to shipbuilding contracts and force majeure.

Latest news on BIMCO's contracts and clauses

23 June 2016

Latest news about BIMCO's contracts and clauses: New novation agreements; update on revision of SUPPLYTIME, BARECON and WORLDFOOD charter parties; update on Standard Term Sheet.

BIMCO publishes new standalone Refund Guarantee for Shipbuilding Contracts

17 June 2021

A buyer’s payment instalments are at risk under a shipbuilding contract until the shipyard delivers the ship. To safeguard against the risk of the shipyard defaulting or becoming insolvent it is common practice to cover this risk with a refund guarantee issued by a bank. BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has adopted a clearly worded standalone refund guarantee that will assist parties in their shipbuilding projects.

BIMCO publishes new standalone Refund Guarantee for Shipbuilding Contracts

17 June 2021

A buyer’s payment instalments are at risk under a shipbuilding contract until the shipyard delivers the ship. To safeguard against the risk of the shipyard defaulting or becoming insolvent it is common practice to cover this risk with a refund guarantee issued by a bank. BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has adopted a clearly worded standalone refund guarantee that will assist parties in their shipbuilding projects.

Novation Agreement for the Transfer of Ownership

17 October 2016

The Novation Agreement for the Transfer of Ownership is an agreement between the parties to novate the time charter party from the original owners to the new owners on terms set out in the agreement. The latest edition of this contract is the Novation Agreement for the Transfer of Ownership, issued in 2016. Copyright in the Novation Agreement for the Transfer of Ownership is held by BIMCO.

Refund Guarantee for Shipbuilding Contracts

19 October 2021

Refund guarantees are an integral part of a shipbuilding project. Whilst they are not part of the shipbuilding contract as such, it is unlikely that any ship building contract would be signed if there was no such guarantee for the buyer. The refund guarantee is often regarded as the “financial cornerstone” of a shipbuilding project. Copyright in the BIMCO Refund Guarantee for Shipbuilding Contracts is held by BIMCO.

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19 October 2021

SmartCon will be the long-term successor for IDEA. Based on the latest Microsoft technology, it will ensure that we can continue to offer our industry-known contracts for years to come.