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Henning Nielsen is Senior Manager, Support & Advice at BIMCO, is responsible for advising and guiding members on contractual issues, such as handling laytime disputes, recommendations on charter party forms and clauses, commenting on terms and clauses offered to members, handling disputes on interpretation and construction of charter parties and clauses. Henning has been with BIMCO since 1984. His 40 plus years of experience has built up his expertise in laytime and demurrage issues, which is widely recognised by BIMCO members.
SUPPLYTIME is a time charter party for offshore support vessels. It operates on a knock for knock liability regime, which means that each party agrees to bear responsibility for and indemnify the other in respect of loss of or damage to their own property, and injury to or death of their own personnel, regardless of fault. The latest edition of this contract is SUPPLYTIME 2017. Copyright in SUPPLYTIME 2017 is held by BIMCO.
The Americanized Welsh Coal Charter was published by the Association of Shipbrokers and Agents (USA) Inc. and recommended by BIMCO. The latest edition of this contract is AMWELSH 93.
The Laytime Definitions for Charter Parties have been developed to provide practitioners with a set of meanings of commonly used words and phrases. The objective is to help reduce disputes about party intentions in a market where fixtures are often concluded on the basis of a recap message and listed amendments, without the exchange or return of draft contracts. These provisions have been developed for incorporation into charter parties. The latest edition of these definitions is the Laytime Definitions for Charter Parties 2013.
HEAVYLIFTVOY is a voyage charter party for the mid-sized heavy lift sector carrying specialist cargo. It is a comprehensive contract providing for free-in or liner in-hook terms for loading and free-out or liner out-hook terms for discharging. HEAVYLIFTVOY operates under the conventional cargo liability regime of the Hague-Visby Rules and is designed for the carriage of multiple shipments both above and below deck. A standard bill of lading, HEAVYLIFTVOYBILL, is intended to be used with it. The latest edition of this contract is HEAVYLIFTVOY, issued in 2009. Copyright in HEAVYLIFTVOY is held by BIMCO.
PROJECTCON is a special projects charter party for the tug and barge sector. It was designed to remove the need to use up to three different contracts for the same project when operating a tug and semi-submersible barge in combination to transport of special or projects cargoes. Instead of having one contract for the hire of the barge, another for the hire of the tug, and a third for the transportation, PROJECTCON may be used as a single contractual platform. The latest edition of this contract is PROJECTCON, issued in 2006. Copyright in PROJECTCON is held by BIMCO.
The latest edition of this bill of lading is CONLINEBILL 2016.
The GENCOA is BIMCO’s standard contract of affreightment for dry bulk cargoes. A contract of affreightment is an agreement between an owner and a charterer for the carriage of a certain amount and type of goods between agreed ports over a given period of time. It is not limited to a particular ship, but operates as a series of voyage charter parties. GENCOA has been designed to be used with any dry cargo charter party, although BIMCO would recommend the use of GENCON, COAL-OREVOY or GRAINCON. The latest edition of this contract is GENCOA from 2004. Copyright in GENCOA is held by BIMCO.
BIMCHEMVOY 2008 is a standard voyage charter party for the transportation of chemicals in tanker ships. It is accompanied by its own bill of lading, BIMCHEMVOYBILL 2016. The latest edition of this contract is BIMCHEMVOY 2008. Copyright in BIMCHEMVOY 2008 is held by BIMCO.