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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Nevertheless, this information should not be taken lightly. The following have contributed to such turn: 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.

Subscribe to our blog articles Analytics, inspiration and fresh ideas for ship chartering community. The options paryt the printed clause 4 need to be carefully considered in conjunction with these details. Once in and one more time in Just place your open inquiries and find suitable positions.

This happens for a variety of reasons such as the following: Get the latest updates first. Agree with terms and conditions. Whilst some completely new clauses have been incorporated into the Gencon 94, only one clause of Gencon 76 has been deleted, i. As a general rule, all the details which will eventually be inserted 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.

Boxes 8 and 9 should not chaarter overlooked; they describe the position of the ship relative to this particular charter.

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Payment of freight clause 4 has been amended as well, so as to include also the option of prepayment payment upon shipment instead of payment on delivery only which was included in the Gencon Dry cargoes Liquid cargoes Gases. Tanker barges Dry cargo barges Hopper barges Barge with ramp Sea non-selfpropelled barges Deck barges. On the other hand, Charterers would definitely larty payment closest to the delivery of the cargo rather than upon its shipment as it is the case ccharter Gencon 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.


The GENCON charter party only envisages a situation where the shippers pay for the loading and the consignees for the discharging. Under English law the timely payment of demurrage is not always considered as an essential part of the charter party.

Dry cargo vessels 8 Tankers 3 Gas carriers 1 Ferries 1 Offshore vessels 2. Sign up for new offers Name. This wording was not included in Gencon 76 and gives some defense to Owners in case something goes wrong with the bill of lading holder.

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TBN Multipurpose auxiliary offshore vessel built in in China. 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 example cubic capacity or perhaps the size of the hatches.

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

A ship is only earning income when she is on the move, not when she is lying idle in a port. Boxes 10, 11 and 12 take us to the loading and discharging ports and the type and quantity of cargo to be loaded.


Gencon first issued in and then revised twice: 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. Self-propelled split hopper barge built in Romania. 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.

Due to this same reason, Owners usually prefer to go with the Gencon 94 form. Multipurpose auxiliary offshore vessel built in in China.

Dry cargo vessels Tankers Gas carriers Ferries Offshore vessels. 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.

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Indemnity for excess liabilities arising under the bills of landing. 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. 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.

Clause 12 of Gencon 76 limits the indemnity for non performance of the charter party up to the amount of estimated freight. Then comes the all-important clause setting out the rate of freight including how, when and where it is to be paid.