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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.
The GRAINCONBILL is a charter party bill of lading for shipments of grain under the GRAINCON charter party. The latest edition of this bill of lading is GRAINCONBILL 2016. This amended edition incorporates the International Group of P&I Clubs/BIMCO Himalaya Clause for Bills of Lading and other contracts 2014, an updated layout and signature box, and a reference to the York-Antwerp Rules 2016 in respect of the Rules according to which General Average should be adjusted. Copyright in GRAINCONBILL 2016 is held by BIMCO.
GRAINCON is a standard grain voyage charter party. It is accompanied by its own bill of lading, the GRAINCONBILL 2016. The latest edition of this contract is GRAINCON, issued in 2003. Copyright in GRAINCON is held by BIMCO.