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Dry Bulk Shipping - Recent very tough times in the dry bulk markets are likely to improve gradually, as the downward over-shooting of rates is corrected

11 April 2012

There is no doubt that it takes time from when commodities are bought and transportation fixed and executed to the cargo being landed at the buyer’s desired port of discharge. There’s also no doubt that buying activity for staple cargoes such as coal and iron ore was hectic during the final months of 2011.

Container Shipping - Rates are flattening out – balance sustained, but for how long?

15 August 2010

Demand: We see that the freight rate index levels from China show that rates to Europe have been very stable around 1,800 (index value) since April with a slight negative trend over the last three weeks. Spot prices from Shanghai have been equally firm at around USD 1,900 per TEU. Meanwhile, rates for containers heading for US West Coast continue to soar. Since early April the China Containerized Freight Index for the US West Coast has gone up by 20%.

PROJECTCON

20 September 2016

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.

BARGEHIRE 2021

24 February 2021

This is the latest edition of BARGEHIRE which is a bareboat charter party specifically designed for unmanned, non-self-propelled seagoing barges. It is a lease agreement whereby the charterer obtains possession and full control of the barge along with the legal and financial responsibility for it as further detailed in the BARGEHIRE. The charterer generally pays for operating expenses such as maintenance and repairs but, unlike bareboat chartered ships, barges are often chartered with owner’s Hull & Machinery insurance made available to the charterer. Although not as often, Protection & Indemnity insurance can also be made available to charterers, especially when the duration of the contract is short. Copyright in BARGEHIRE 2021 is held by BIMCO.

BARGEHIRE 2008

19 September 2016

BARGEHIRE is a bareboat charter party specifically designed for unmanned, non-self-propelled seagoing barges. It is a lease agreement whereby the charterer obtains possession and full control of the barge along with the legal and financial responsibility for it. The charterer generally pays for operating expenses such as maintenance and repairs but, unlike bareboat chartered ships, barges are often chartered with owner’s insurances made available to the charterer. Copyright in BARGEHIRE 2008 is held by BIMCO.