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BIMCO Contagious Diseases Clauses - Are they triggered by COVID-19?

04 March 2020

The threshold for invoking BIMCO’s Infectious or Contagious Diseases (IOCD) Clauses is necessarily set at a high level to avoid misuse. The two clauses, one for time and the other for voyage charters, are designed to respond to extreme outbreaks of diseases and not just “everyday” illnesses.

Shipbuilding contracts and force majeure

03 March 2020

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has led to shipyards claiming ‘force majeure’. This article looks at key issues shipowners should be aware of when it comes to shipbuilding contracts and force majeure.

Novel Coronavirus - the importance of contractual clarity

07 February 2020

BIMCO has received numerous enquiries from members uncertain about how the Novel Coronavirus outbreak will impact contracts. The following includes some general remarks, but it is important to evaluate carefully each situation on its own merits.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - crew change challenges

03 February 2021

In the wake of COVID-19 have the BIMCO received a number of reports and circulars with imposed restrictions intended to keep the virus at bay. These restrictions have proven to disturb crew mobility. In this page, we'll guide our members on the ship/shore interface restriction regimes BIMCO is aware of

BIMCO force majeure clause under way

04 September 2020

With an increasing focus on force majeure due to the COVID-19 outbreak, BIMCO has gathered a drafting team to develop a free-standing force majeure clause for use in a variety of contracts.

COVID-19 quick guidance

29 November 2021

BIMCO is providing members, quick and practical guidance on how to handle the COVID-19 outbreak.

IMO COVID -19 Related Circulars

30 July 2021

The IMO issues circulars that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, may affect the operation, application or implementation of regulations affecting a ship. This section provides such related COVID-19 circulars.