06 May 2020
There are a variety of circumstances where a tug and tow may need to deviate from the intended course or delay the voyage. This poses a number of questions, which were debated at meetings on 21-22 April by the TOWCON/TOWHIRE revision subcommittee.
17 February 2020
Disagreements between owners and charterers over the cost of repairing damage to redelivered unmanned barges have prompted a review of BARGEHIRE 2008 to help reduce the risk of disputes.
23 January 2020
Tow wires on board tugs are expensive. If they break during an ocean towage operation, who should be responsible for repairing or replacing them? These and other issues were discussed in the latest meeting of the revision of BIMCO’s towage agreements TOWCON and TOWHIRE 2008.
28 October 2019
Long distance ocean towage presents numerous challenges to tugowners, not least of which is the impact of adverse weather on the performance of the tug and tow.
31 May 2021
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20 September 2016
TOWCON is an international ocean towage agreement on a lump sum basis. The form is aimed at the commercial towage sector and is not intended for use in port towing.
The latest edition of this contract is TOWCON 2021.
Copyright in TOWCON 2008 is held by BIMCO.