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GASVOY 2005

20 September 2016

GASVOY 2005 is a voyage charter party developed for use in the LPG, ammonia and liquefied petrochemical gas trades. The latest edition of this contract is GASVOY 2005. Copyright in GASVOY 2005 is held by BIMCO.

The liquid cargo regulations

03 February 2020

The carriage of chemicals in bulk is governed by SOLAS Chapter VII - Carriage of dangerous goods and MARPOL Annex II - Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk. The Conventions require chemical tankers built after 1 July 1986 to comply with the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code). The carriage of oil is governed by SOLAS Chapter II-2 and MARPOL Annex I  - Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil

How to use the IBC Code

03 February 2020

SOLAS Chapter VII part B - Construction and equipment of ships carrying dangerous liquid chemicals in bulk - made the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk, in short - the IBC code - mandatory for chemical tankers constructed on or after 1 July 1986.

MUNTAJATCHARTER

20 September 2016

The MUNTAJATCHARTER is a standard fertiliser voyage charter party that has been developed for the Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) Q.J.S.C. It replaces the QAFCOCHARTER. This charter party should be used together with the MUNTAJATBILL bill of lading. The latest edition of this contract is MUNTAJATCHARTER, issued in 2014.

Chris Hart

17 September 2019

Chris is Of Counsel at the Houston office of international law firm HFW.  His practice focuses on shipping, marine, and energy companies, including litigation and commercial transactions.  He is an experienced trial lawyer, resolving disputes in federal and state courts and in arbitration.  He advises clients in transactions involving charter parties, maritime contracts, offshore energy and master service agreements, and infrastructure projects with maritime law concerns.  Chris also advises on regulatory compliance, including Jones Act coastwise trade and shipping regulations. Chris has over 25 years of experience with charter parties, sale of goods and transport contracts, maritime liens, ship arrests and maritime attachment remedies, shipping casualties, bunker and cargo disputes, marine pollution, and many issues in the shipping industry.  In the energy sector, Chris has experience in upstream and midstream commercial disputes and casualties, onshore and offshore.  He has been a speaker and author on topics including bunker contracts, OSV charter parties, coastwise trade laws, offshore drilling, and many maritime law issues. Before practicing law, Chris sailed as a professional mariner on chemical tanker, crude oil tanker, and general cargo ships.