FONASBA issues regular standard agreements, contracts and advice.

The following documents are available to download from this site:

FONASBA BIMCO Agency Appointment Agreement
Launched in January 2017, the FONASBA BIMCO Agency Appointment Agreement form is a new document designed to formalise the  appointment of a ship agent for a single port call or a relatively short series of calls to a limited range of ports. The form is suitable for use in all trades including bulk, (dry and liquid), liner, project and short sea services. The agreement form can be downloaded in Word format by clicking on the link above.

FONASBA and BIMCO have also developed a set of Explanatory Notes to guide ship agents and their principals in the use of the new document. The notes can be downloaded here

A joint webinar on the new Agreement was held on Monday 20th February in which FONASBA President John Foord, BIMCO Documentary Committee member Han van Blanken and ITIC Claims Director Andrew Jamieson discuss the form with Pernille Kærvad Jacobsen BIMCO’s Manager, Contracts & Clauses. The recording can be viewed below. It can also be downloaded from the BIMCO YouTube channel.

FONASBA General Agency Agreement
General agency agreement for liner services between liner principal and general agent. Recommended by BIMCO. Revised and adopted 1993. Superseded by the Standard Liner & General  Agency Agreement 2001

FONASBA Standard Liner Agency Agreement (revised and adopted July 1993) – Liner agency agreement between liner principal and agent, recommended by The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO).

FONASBA Standard Liner & General Agency Agreement 2001
This form combines and updates the previously separate Standard and General Liner Agency Agreements.

FONASBA International Brokers Commission Contract
Standard form agreement to be used between shipbroker and shipowner for payment of commission. Recommended by BIMCO.

A clause for insertion in agency agreements outlining and limiting the agent’s liability for the transmission of ISPS Code compliance information between the ship and shore authorities. Developed in association with ITIC.

FONASBA Port Reception Facilities Survey
A guide to tanker port reception facilities developed by FONASBA in response to INTERTANKO’s Poseidon Challenge.

FONASBA Standard Port Agency Conditions
A concise guide to the rights, responsibilities and liabilities of the owner. Revised 2007.

FONASBA Sub-Agency Agreement
First Edition. Adopted October 1998. Approved by BIMCO.

FONASBA Sub Details Clauses
Clauses for insertion in firm offers or bids made at the time of charter negotiations.

FONASBA Time Charter Interpretation Code 2000
A Code to aid the interpretation of existing time charter party clauses and to assist in the resolution of a dispute.

The following documents are available on request:

Charterparties: Amwelsh 93 – issued by ASBA
FONASBA Multi-purpose Charter Party 1982 (Code name: Multiform 1982). Alternative to General Voyage Charterparty.
Charterparties: Norgrain 73 & Norgrain 89 – issued by ASBA
Charterparties: Nype 93 – issued by ASBA
Voyalayrules 93 – jointly issued by BIMCO, CMI, FONASBA & Intercargo

Email to obtain copies.