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The GENCON (General Charter Conditions) charter party is the most common standard voyage charterparty form used worldwide. Gencon first issued in This document is a computer generated GENCON form printed by Charter Party about the date indicated in Box 9, and the party mentioned as the. 5 . Uniform General Charter, or “GENCON”, is the standard form voyage charterparty most commonly used worldwide. GENCON was first issued by BIMCO in

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This happens for a variety of reasons such as the following: Since the Gencon 76 and the Gencon 94 are the most used forms, here, we will focus on these two versions and will discuss the terms that make Charterers and Owners have a strong preference of one form over the other. As mentioned earlier, Gencon is the most used voyage charter party worldwide.

The canceling clause clause 9 of Gencon 94 or clause 10 of Gencon 76 is also updated in order to give Owners the right to ask for extension of laycan if the vessel delays and avoid a long ballast leg out of the laycan. Like what you’re reading? If, however, an owner gives an expected readiness for box 9 and then subsequently takes on some intervening business which makes cnarter ship much later than originally intended, he is guilty of misrepresentation.

Therefore, Charterers are now ultimately responsible for loading, stowing, trimming and discharge of the cargo. It must be remembered that all charter parties emerge from negotiations between Owners and Charterers, usually through one or more brokers, and the resulting agreement may well require amendments to some of the printed clauses.


The main Gencon forms which may create a dispute

Then comes the all-important clause setting out the rate of freight including how, when and where it is to be paid. Once in and one more time in A crucial point in connection with the freight is the question of which party paryt be responsible for the costs and risks of loading and discharging the cargo. Self-propelled split hopper barge built in Romania.

General average clause has also been updated to include the place of GA adjustment London unless otherwise agreed and chartre the updated York-Antwerp Rules Egncon for excess liabilities arising under the bills of landing. Dry cargo vessels Tankers Gas carriers Ferries Offshore vessels. Along with the payment of freight upon delivery, which existed in previous revisions, are the two payment options which apply in Gencon In extreme cases, such misrepresentation could be grounds for the charterer to cancel the contract, and the date when this could take effect is shown in box Gencon 94 vs Gencon 76 — Differences in Part I Since the Gencon 94 is a revision of Gencon 76, in yencon to see their differences one needs to focus on the amendments incorporated with the revision.

Gencon first issued in and then revised twice: Because of the imponderables in time for merchant ships there is usually a span of some days between which the vessel may be presented for loading. Get started for free.

It will be much faster, convenient and will avoid manual typing errors or omissions. Therefore, without any specific clause in place, if demurrage was not paid after proper notices had been given, owners ran the risk of not being able to recover their money.

Dry cargoes Liquid cargoes Gases. Subscribe to our blog articles Analytics, inspiration and fresh ideas for ship chartering community. So clauses 5, 6 and 7 cover this dispute-prone area of time in port.


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Voyage charters Dry cargoes 34 Liquid cargoes 4 Gases 2. Since the Gencon 94 is a revision of Gencon 76, in order to see their differences one needs to focus on the amendments incorporated with the revision.

But right now OpenSea helps easily find right cargo for right ship or vice versa and creates new level of transparency on the freight market. A ship is only earning income when she is on the move, not when she is lying idle in a port. Note also from the printed clause that the Owners expect the charterers to be responsible for putting right any stevedore damage noted by the Master during cargo handling operations. Dry cargoes Gas cargoes Liquid cargoes.

The options in the printed clause 4 need to be carefully considered in conjunction with these details.

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Therefore, which of the two charter parties will be used is usually a point of negotiation between the parties. Linked to when time commences to count and the amount of time allowed for loading and discharging is the penalty for exceeding the agreed limits.

In addition, as the GENCON is designed for non-specialised trades, both parties to the contract may well insist on certain additional clauses particular to their requirements to be attached to the standard form.

Dry cargo vessels 8 Tankers 3 Gas carriers 1 Ferries 1 Offshore vessels 2.