GSF/BIMCO Standard Contract

The Global Shippers' Forum has joined forces with the Baltic International Maritime Council Organisation to launch the BIMCO/GSF SERVICECON container shipping contract.   

Launched at the 2015 Containerisation International Conference in Hamburg today (22 April), the BIMCO/GSF Standard Container Contract is the world’s first standardised contract terms and conditions for use in container shipping markets worldwide.  GSF has also provided clause by clause analysis of the terms and conditions and legal guidance on the standard terms and conditions.   

The Standard Container Contract is the result of discussions between GSF and BIMCO over a two year period between shipper and carrier representatives in a joint working group.

Sample Contract

Explanatory Notes

Article in Containerisation International