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Standard Statement of Facts Oil and Chemical Tank Vessels short form

20 September 2016

The Standard Statement of Facts (Oil and Chemical Tank Vessels) was published in 1975 and is recommended by BIMCO and FONASBA (the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents). The latest edition of this document is the Standard Statement of Facts (Oil and Chemical Tank Vessels) (short form), issued in 1975.

Standard Time Sheet Short Form

20 September 2016

The Standard Time Sheet (short form) was published in 1975 and is recommended by BIMCO and FONASBA (the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents) to assist in the calculation of laytime. The latest edition of this document in the Standard Time Sheet (short form), issued in 1975.

SUPERMAN

17 October 2016

The Standard Agreement for the Supervision of Vessel Construction, codenamed SUPERMAN, clearly sets out a ship managers’ duties and obligations when providing supervision services to a newbuilding project. It is an agency based agreement whereby the supervisors act for and on behalf of the owners. SUPERMAN is modelled on SHIPMAN 2009 and includes the same structure of liability provisions. Payment is on a “cost plus fee” basis. The latest edition of this contract is SUPERMAN, issued in 2016. Copyright in SUPERMAN is held by BIMCO.

POOLCON B

20 September 2016

POOLCON B is designed for use by tramp pools operating in the dry and liquid bulk trades under contracts of affreightment, spot or time charters to third parties. It governs the relationship between owners entering their ships into the pool and the pool managers and regulates administrative and procedural matters covering pool operations together with the allocation of respective party liabilities and obligations. As an agency agreement, there is no time charter relationship between participants and pool managers. The latest edition of this contract is POOLCON B, issued in 2014. Copyright in POOLCON B is held by BIMCO.

Recommended principles

26 April 2007

These principles are intended for the use of parties engaged in chartering and ship agency. 

Tanker market report dated 25 January 2019

28 January 2019

According to a recent IEA report, 2019 is expected to see the largest wave of refinery capacity additions since the 1970’s. The Agency expects that 2.6 million b/d of new capacity will initiate operations this year. In terms of pure volumes, this is of course a bullish sign for the product tanker market, but what really matters is how global product flows shape up.  The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 6 December 2019

09 December 2019

The IEA has recently released its long-term view of the energy markets. The agency presented different scenarios and cautioned that its outlook does not provide a forecast of what will happen; instead it offers several scenarios that explore different possible futures, depending on certain assumptions at government, industry and consumer level. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers.