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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Boxes 10, 11 and 12 take us to the loading and discharging ports and the type and quantity of cargo to be loaded. Built in in China.

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. In addition there are many ways in which laytime can be expressed. This happens for chafter variety of reasons such as the following: 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.

Dry cargo vessels Tankers Gas carriers Ferries Offshore vessels.

Just place your open inquiries and find suitable positions. The following have contributed to such turn: The canceling clause clause 9 of Gencon 94 or clause 10 of Gencon 76 is also updated in gencpn 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. Nevertheless, this information should not be taken lightly.

A ship is only earning income when she is on the move, not when she is lying idle in a port. Despite the fact that such revisions were necessary in order for the terms to gendon updated in line with the yencon 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 Gencin and Charterers on which form is fairer.


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. Additional chartwr which have been inserted in Gencon 94 refer to: It will be much faster, convenient and will avoid manual typing chaeter or omissions. Boxes 8 praty 9 should not be overlooked; they describe the position of the ship relative to this particular charter. 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 Next, there are boxes in which to enter the names of the parties and of course, the name of the ship details of its registered tonnages, dead weight, and any other characteristics important to the fixture, for chrater cubic capacity or perhaps the size of the hatches.

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 Multipurpose auxiliary offshore vessel built in in China. Prepayment of freight is incorporated in Gencon Another clause which is extended in Gencon 94 is the lien clause which now includes also the lien on sub-freights to cover the cases the vessel is sub-chartererd.

So clauses 5, 6 and 7 cover this dispute-prone area of time in port. Although the most fiercely contested area may be that of the freight level, the dates and the time allowed for cargo operations may also be crucial to the fixture, as we will see below.

GENCON Charterparty

Dry cargoes Liquid cargoes Gases. Under English law the timely payment of demurrage is not always considered as an essential part of the charter party.

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 TBN Self-propelled split hopper barge built in Romania. 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. Whilst some completely new clauses have been incorporated into the Gencon 94, only one clause of Gencon 76 has been deleted, i.


Clause 12 of Gencon 76 limits the indemnity for non performance of the charter party up to the amount of estimated freight. The sum negotiated for this is inserted in box 20 and governed by clause 7. Deck crane, towing hook.

These are known as FIO terms free in and out implying that both loading and discharging operations are free of expense to the shipowners.

Another problem which owners usually face is the delayed payment or the nonpayment of demurrage claims. Along with the payment of freight upon delivery, which existed in previous revisions, are the two payment options which part in Gencon It is a general purpose agreement for the services of a ship in exchange for freight and can be used in a variety of trades.

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dharter Agree with terms and conditions. Tanker barges Dry cargo barges Hopper barges Barge with ramp Sea non-selfpropelled barges Deck barges. A shipowner is, therefore, anxious to keep the time spent in loading and discharging to a minimum.

The options in the printed clause 4 need to be carefully considered in conjunction with these details. 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. Due to this same reason, Owners usually prefer to go with the Gencon 94 form.

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

Payment of freight clause 4 has been amended as well, so as to include charfer the option of prepayment payment upon shipment instead of payment on delivery only which was included in the Gencon The GENCON charter party only parry a situation where the shippers pay for the loading and the consignees for the discharging.

Therefore, Charterers are now ultimately responsible for loading, stowing, trimming and discharge of the cargo. 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.