04 May 2020
The latest edition of this clause is the Piracy Clause for Consecutive Voyage Charter Parties and COAs 2013.
04 May 2020
The latest edition of this clause is the Piracy Clause for Time Charter Parties 2013.
20 May 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 and its impact on business and society is unprecedented. We are learning day by day how we must adapt to these new circumstances. Ports around the world are handling the situation in different ways and it is difficult to provide a one-size-fits-all contractual solution. What one port in one country of the world is doing, restricting or prohibiting, is not necessarily the same as a port in a neighbouring country does. BIMCO urges the industry to be pragmatic and work together to find solutions. Not every answer will be found in the contract and parties should do their best to communicate openly about the issues they face and identify compromise solutions to find a way through these difficult times.
This Q&A is a list of commonly asked questions together with our answers. We will update this Q&A on a regular basis to share the guidance we provide on BIMCO’s Infectious or Contagious Diseases (IOCD) Clauses.
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.
25 March 2020
As part of its effort to openly share COVID-19 information and advice with the industry BIMCO has published a Q&A on its Infectious Diseases Clauses.
28 June 2018
In response to the global sulphur limit of no more than 0.50% that will come into force on 1 January 2020, BIMCO has established a subcommittee for the development of a charter party clause that will address the issues related to the new regulations.
26 February 2020
Many container operators use charter party trade limits as a sanctions management tool when operating liner services between non-sanctioned countries. To provide an alternative contractual solution and to proactively address the current trend to impose sanctions on the shipping industry, BIMCO is currently developing a sanctions clause specifically designed for time chartering container ships.
04 September 2018
Technical, regulatory and financial aspects of the 2020 global fuel sulphur cap regime understandably loom large in people’s minds. But the importance of the contractual dimension should not be overlooked. BIMCO is forging ahead with an all-encompassing 2020 Clause for charter parties, which should be published in November.
01 November 2018
BIMCO’s 2020 Bunker Clause working group is pushing hard to finish work on two key clauses addressing the global switch to 0.5% sulphur content fuel on 1 January 2020.
27 July 2018
Personal Data Protection Clauses for SHIPMAN, CREWMAN, SUPPLYTIME and GUARDCON are available now. These are additional clauses that can be added to specific BIMCO contracts if parties need wording to cover personal data protection legislation.