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Novation Agreement for the Substitution of Time Charterers

17 October 2016

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

Laytime Definitions for Charter Parties 2013

20 September 2016

The Laytime Definitions for Charter Parties have been developed to provide practitioners with a set of meanings of commonly used words and phrases. The objective is to help reduce disputes about party intentions in a market where fixtures are often concluded on the basis of a recap message and listed amendments, without the exchange or return of draft contracts. These provisions have been developed for incorporation into charter parties. The latest edition of these definitions is the Laytime Definitions for Charter Parties 2013.

ROPAXTIME

17 October 2016

ROPAXTIME is a standard time charter party for the RoPax trade. It can be amended to be used for RoRo ships as well. The charter party contains the latest standard time charter clauses and includes detailed provisions covering trade specific issues such as hotel, restaurant and passenger related issues. The latest edition of this contract is ROPAXTIME, issued in 2015. Copyright in ROPAXTIME is held by BIMCO.

SUPPLYTIME 2017

20 September 2016

SUPPLYTIME is a time charter party for offshore support vessels. It operates on a knock for knock liability regime, which means that each party agrees to bear responsibility for and indemnify the other in respect of loss of or damage to their own property, and injury to or death of their own personnel, regardless of fault. The latest edition of this contract is SUPPLYTIME 2017. Copyright in SUPPLYTIME 2017 is held by BIMCO.

POOLCON A

20 September 2016

POOLCON A 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. The purpose of the agreement is to achieve the benefits of efficiency for users and their customers without creating restrictions on trade. Pool members’ ships are time-chartered to the pool and it is the underlying time charter that provides the basis of the trading relationship between the ship owner and the pool. The latest edition of this contract is POOLCON A, issued in 2012. Copyright in POOLCON A 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.

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.

NAVEXCON

20 September 2016

The Standard Naval Exercise Contract, NAVEXCON, was developed for the short-term charter of merchant ships to participate in military navigational exercises. In order to properly train military personnel in navigation techniques and to familiarise them with the handling of modern merchant tonnage, regular training exercises are conducted by many navies. This type of training is also useful for familiarising merchant navy personnel with the sort of pilotage techniques likely to be encountered in time of conflict. The latest edition of this contract is NAVEXCON, issued in 1996.