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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Along with the payment of freight upon delivery, which existed in previous revisions, are the two payment options which apply in Gencon A ship is only earning income when she is on the move, not when she is lying idle in a port. General average clause has also been updated to include the place of GA adjustment London unless otherwise agreed and basis the updated York-Antwerp Rules Finally, the War Risks clause has been updated with the standard Voywar Gencon 94 removes any such limitation and the parties can claim any and all damages they may have.

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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. Due to this same reason, Owners usually prefer to go with the Gencon 94 form. Nevertheless, this information should not be taken lightly.

So clauses 5, 6 and 7 cover this dispute-prone area of time in port.

Built in in China. Linked to when time chsrter to count and the amount of time allowed for loading and discharging is the penalty for exceeding the agreed limits. 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.


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. 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.

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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. Therefore, without any specific clause in place, if demurrage was not paid after cahrter notices had been given, owners ran the risk of not being able to recover their money.

The following have contributed to such turn:. 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.

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 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.

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.

The main Gencon forms which may create a dispute

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. Tanker barges Dry cargo barges Hopper barges Barge with ramp Sea non-selfpropelled barges Deck barges. Indemnity for excess liabilities arising under the bills of landing. Boxes 8 and 9 should not be overlooked; parhy describe the position of the ship relative to this particular charter.


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A crucial point in connection with the freight is the question of which party should be responsible for the costs and risks of loading and discharging the cargo. Deck crane, towing hook. Part II has more serious revisions: The sum negotiated for this is inserted in box 20 and governed by clause 7. Prepayment of freight is incorporated in Gencon TBN Multipurpose auxiliary offshore vessel built in in China.

GENCON Charterparty

This is one of the most important changes in Gencon Another problem which owners usually face is the delayed payment or the nonpayment of demurrage claims. Get the latest updates first. Whilst some completely new clauses have been incorporated into the Gencon 94, only one clause of Gencon 76 has been deleted, i.

A shipowner is, therefore, anxious to keep the time spent in loading and discharging to a minimum. Once in and one more time in Gencon first aprty in and then revised twice: The survey showed that Gencon 94 is, by far, used more regularly than any other form.

Then comes the all-important clause setting out the rate of freight including how, when and where it is to be paid. Voyage charters Dry cargoes 34 Liquid cargoes 4 Gases 2. Self-propelled split hopper barge built in Romania.

Therefore, which of the two charter parties will be used is usually a point of negotiation between the parties. Search everywhere Search in section Vessels for sale Search in section Types of vessels Search in section Xharter Search in section Proformas of contracts.

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