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HME Cargo Charter Party Clause

During the October 2016 Executive Committee meeting it was agreed that the INTERCARGO Secretariat should approach BIMCO with a view to exploring the possibility of the development of a charter party clause to cover costs that may be incurred for the disposal of cargo residues and hold washing water following the carriage of HME (harmful to the marine environment) cargoes.  This has been deemed especially relevant following the recent agreement of IMOs Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to amend the statutory Garbage Record Book to include a section specific to HME cargo residues and the requirement for shippers to declare in the Shippers Declaration whether or not a cargo is HME as from 1 January 2017.

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