There is a lot of focus on risk management in shipping nowadays and BIMCO’s publication “Check before Fixing 2021” is a handy tool in this respect. This publication is a practical handbook written by shipping people specifically intended for shipping practitioners. It is not a legal textbook for lawyers but a “must have” tool for shipping people who need to make quick decisions.
This Guide provides practical assistance to commercial teams in the growing LNG shipping markets, at a time when the LNG industry is moving substantially away from its traditional structures and contract matrices. The book deals only with international seaborne carriage of LNG on large vessels. It does not cover small scale LNG or coastal/cabotage movement, nor does it cover floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) or floating LNG production (FLNG) contracts. It is appended with charterparty clauses from ShellLNGTime 1, ShellLNGTime 2 and LNGVOY.
Flag State Regulations are available on annual subscription, saving hours of searching, indexing, checking and correcting regulations issued by the IMO and flag State authorities. The powerful search engine utility, together with cross-referencing of documents and clear on-screen indexing facilities, makes this software essential for the shipping industry.