Swedish Club has informed members that it has subscribed to a Block Membership Agreement with the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in London which grants FD&D Members direct access to the IMB Chartering Experience Programme.
Under the terms of the membership, FD&D Members wishing to check on the background of any particular charterer can contact the IMB directly, requesting whether the IMB have any information related to that company which would be relevant when considering whether or not to charter a vessel to that company.
Swedish Club said that FD&D Members were encouraged to take full advantage of this service, which the Club hoped would assist in reducing the risk of fixing to charterers who are likely to fail to honour their charterparty obligations.
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