Brussels, April 3rd, 2018. ESO took the initiative for a document which holds the general terms and conditions between transport parties in IWT, between “shipper and skipper” so to say, or their representatives.
This contract does not prescribe freight and/or demurrage rate, volumes and goods, routes, terminals for loading and unloading, which is up to the contractparties themselves to agree upon. That goes also for date or time period for the transport and, last but not least, for the laytime allowance.
The official presentation is foreseen the 3rd of May, 2018, at the ASDEM conference in Rotterdam.
At this moment the document is only available in the english language.
Downloadlink for the Barging Terms & Charterparty.