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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On the other hand, Charterers would definitely prefer payment closest to the delivery of the cargo rather than upon its shipment as it is the case in Gencon Agree with terms and conditions.

GENCON Charterparty

Finally, the War Risks clause has been updated with the standard Voywar vharter Prepayment of freight is incorporated in Gencon As mentioned earlier, Gencon is the most used voyage charter party worldwide.

In addition there are many ways in which laytime can be expressed. It is a general purpose agreement for the services of a ship in exchange for freight and can pxrty used in a variety of trades. Once in and one genco time in The options in the printed clause 4 need to be carefully considered in conjunction with these details.

Nevertheless, this information should not be taken lightly. If the ship is fixed for loading or discharging at such a place, this must be specifically agreed in the charter party, otherwise the Owners have every right to refuse to put their vessel there.

A shipowner is, therefore, anxious to keep the time spent in loading and discharging to a minimum.

The main Gencon forms which may create a dispute

Like what you’re reading? Clause 12 of Gencon 76 limits the indemnity for non performance of the charter party up to the amount of estimated freight. 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 psrty Charterers and Owners have a strong preference of one form over the other. A ship is only earning income when she is on the move, not when she is lying idle in a port. Another problem which owners usually face is partty delayed payment or the nonpayment of demurrage claims.


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 The GENCON charter party only envisages a situation where the shippers pay for the loading and the consignees for the discharging.

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.

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. Despite the fact that such revisions were vharter in order for cnarter terms to be updated in line with the standard shipping practices, each revision also included a few changes which, in fact, amended the rights and responsibilities of the parties, creating a dispute between the Owners and Charterers on which form is fairer.

Built in in China. TBN Multipurpose paarty offshore vessel built in in China. This happens for a variety of reasons such as the following: Just place your open inquiries and pargy suitable positions.

Sign up for new offers Name. Whilst some completely new clauses have been incorporated into the Gencon 94, only one clause of Gencon 76 has been deleted, i. Next, there are boxes in which to enter the names of the parties and of fencon, the name of the ship details of its registered tonnages, dead weight, and any other characteristics important to the fixture, for example cubic capacity or perhaps the size of the hatches.

Some loading or discharging berths, especially those in tidal rivers where small coasters regularly load; do not have enough water alongside at low tide to allow ships to remain afloat. Indemnity for excess liabilities arising under the bills of landing.

Get started for free. Due to this same reason, Owners usually prefer to go with the Gencon 94 form. Therefore, Charterers are now ultimately responsible for loading, stowing, trimming and partt of the cargo. 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 the latest updates first. With this change, the clause is less wide and the chances for a strike or lock-out to fall within this generic exclusion are definitely less than in Gencon Linked to when time commences to chartsr and the amount of time allowed for loading and discharging is the penalty for exceeding the agreed limits.


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A word of which the precise definition is almost lost in history but for our purposes refers to the time allowed for loading, respectively discharging. In terms of hours or days, as so many tonnes per day, as separate periods for loading and discharging or a total time span for both operations, whether or not time stops counting for bad weather and so on. Gencon 94 vs Gencon 76 — Differences in Part I 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.

Deck crane, towing hook. Boxes 10, 11 and 12 take us to the loading and discharging ports and the type and quantity of cargo to be loaded.

Along with the payment of freight upon delivery, which existed in previous revisions, are the two payment options which apply in Gencon As a general rule, all the details which will eventually be chartee in the boxes of Part I of the charter-party are negotiable, and most will feature at some stage in the offers and counter-offers which are traded back and forth during the negotiations.

Tanker barges Dry cargo barges Hopper barges Barge with ramp Sea non-selfpropelled barges Deck barges. Under English law the timely payment of demurrage is not always considered as an essential part of the charter party.

A crucial point in connection with the freight is the question of which party should vencon responsible for the costs and risks of loading and discharging the cargo. Dry cargoes Gas cargoes Liquid cargoes. Gencon 94 removes any such limitation and the parties can claim any and all damages they may have. Then comes the all-important clause setting out the rate of freight including how, when and where it is to be paid.

Gencon first issued in and then revised twice: