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BIMCO has published two standard Quiet Enjoyment Letters (QELs), the first standard form QELs available to the industry, to offer a tool that can ensure the charterers’ uninterrupted use of a ship if the owner defaults under the financing facility.
BIMCO has established a subcommittee to work on a global standard contract for the transport and installation of offshore wind turbines. The project has been launched to support the offshore wind industry as the global demand for more renewable sources of energy increases.
There is a new version of BIMCO SmartCon and it combines the fast, simple and easy approach from the online version, together with the track changes and comments from Word. The editor is online and you don't need to install anything, the only requirement is that you have the latest version of a modern browser like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
The shipping industry is facing an increase in new regulations from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the European Union (EU) and an increase in the urgency to decarbonise. To support the industry, BIMCO has developed a portfolio of new emission trading scheme (ETS) clauses.
Version 6.0, Date: 1 November 2023.