General recommendations

We recommend that if you are time chartering a ship fitted with a scrubber, you incorporate, as a minimum, the following: 

  • A clause that provides for compliance with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14.1, 14.3 and 18, such as the INTERTANKO Bunker Compliance Clause for Time Charterparties – General Provisions; or the BIMCO 2020 Marine Fuel Sulphur Content Clause for Time Charter Parties; (see Additional clauses) and
  • In the description of the fuel oil to be provided by charterers, add that the maximum sulphur content should not exceed the maximum sulphur content warranted by the scrubber manufacturer (likely 3.50% m/m). (see Bunker provisions)

In addition, we recommend that parties consider and/or review the following contractual issues (see Which existing time charter clauses should be reviewed?):




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