31 May 2021
Documentary Committee Chairman Francis Sarre of CMB has, after six years in the driver’s seat, passed over the reins of BIMCO’s contracts and clauses approval body to Nick Fell of BW Group. Fell takes over as Chairman at a time when the industry needs strong contractual solutions, not least due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
11 March 2021
In a clear sign of industry support for BIMCO’s initiative to develop a new ship sale and purchase agreement, the organisation has received over 800 individual comments on its consultation draft, which will shape the final version of the agreement.
12 October 2020
BIMCO has enhanced its ship finance term sheet suite by introducing SHIPLEASE, an industry first standard for ship sale and leaseback. SHIPLEASE is an indicative term sheet for use in both operating and finance leases. It has been developed mainly for second-hand ships but can be adapted to fit newbuildings.
07 October 2020
BIMCO’s Board of Directors has pointed to Nick Fell, Executive Vice President Corporate Services & General Counsel at BW Group in Singapore, to take up the role as chairperson of BIMCO’s Documentary Committee in summer 2021.
21 September 2020
Sale and leaseback transactions have seen a substantial increase in recent years as an alternative method of ship financing, and BIMCO has adopted a new term sheet which will facilitate the negotiation of sale and leaseback deals and make the process cheaper for parties involved.
06 August 2020
Over a series of meetings, the drafting committee developing the new BIMCO term sheet for ship sale and leaseback transactions has considered input received from industry experts. The term sheet is now ready to be presented to the Documentary Committee for adoption.
15 June 2020
BIMCO is developing a term sheet for ship sale and leaseback transactions, SHIPLEASE, and is seeking input from industry experts on the new standard.
16 January 2020
BIMCO is setting up a sounding board with the aim to engage a broad group of stakeholders in the process of drafting a sale and leaseback term sheet, as the sale and leaseback market continues to expand.
24 October 2019
On 24 October, at a meeting in Shanghai, BIMCO started work to develop a new standard term sheet for ship sale and leaseback transactions.
11 October 2019
In October, an Asian-based subcommittee involving major players within the ship owning and ship leasing communities will begin work to develop a term sheet for sale and leaseback transactions to meet a rise in demand and to complete the suite of three term sheets available for financiers, shipowners and their advisors.