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Chartering fraud

29 May 2020

BIMCO has warned against situations where fake “brokers” will attempt to trick owners into fixtures where there is no cargo available. The con also involves a request for advance funds to be remitted to an account allegedly belonging to the “agents” at the loading port.

Fake invoices

29 May 2020

Typically owners receive invoices for relatively small amounts by physical mail for example for alleged sludge removal, waste and other services, which usually were not asked for or used by the ships named on the invoices.

General Agency Agreement

01 December 2017

The general agency agreement has been developed for the provision of selected agency services over a period of time in a defined territory or area. It is designed for use in all trades and can be adapted to suit parties’ individual needs. This contract was published in December 2017 and is the latest edition. Copyright in the General Agency Agreement is held by FONASBA. The publishers are BIMCO and FONASBA.