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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.
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.
BIMCO’s Documentary Committee (DC) will have a busy agenda when they meet on 5 December. The DC will consider for approval new sanctions clauses for time and voyage charter parties. They will also review progress on a new edition of GENCON and be asked to provide feedback on other projects ranging from a sale and leaseback term sheet to an accommodation support vessel charter party.
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.
Providing the significant changes under the Amendment 39-18, 2018 edition to the IMDG Code. Note that the IMDG Code, Amendment 39-18, 2018 edition, published by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is mandatory from 1 January 2020 and applicable for two years until the next edition of the IMDG Code becomes mandatory from 2022.
BIMCO representatives from the Maritime Information Department have attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5), held at the IMO London headquarters from 10 to 14 September 2018.