20 September 2016
SERVICECON is a standard service contract whereby a shipper undertakes to transport a minimum number of containers over an agreed given period. It has been developed to provide a basis for volume carriage in liner trades worldwide. Individual shipments are subject to the contracting carrier’s own bills of lading or sea waybills which are incorporated into the SERVICECON agreement.
The latest edition of this contract is SERVICECON, issued in 2014.
Copyright in SERVICECON is held by BIMCO.
28 April 2015
The new agreement is designed to meet the contractual needs of small to medium sized shippers, which, despite the large number and global value of the shipments they transport, often lack the legal resources to develop their own agreements with carriers.
06 September 2017
BIMCO and the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) are working together to promote the benefits of using their jointly published SERVICECON “readymade” service contract.
12 September 2016
21 April 2020
SmartCon is the next generation of contract editing tools developed using the latest technology from Microsoft. We’ve built the editing features inside Word versions of our contracts to provide a seamless integration with the workflows of shipping professionals.