Conventional barge (top) and self-propelled barge (bottom)

Renting a Barge: A convenient solution for water transport

Barges are one of the most optimal means of inland waterway transport today, but not everyone understands well about barges, such as: What is a barge? What are the types of barges? How are ships and barges different? What is the legal form of a barge rental contract? And where is the reputable barge rental service today? All will be MBWIND to help you answer in the article below:

What is a barge?

Barge is a type of specialized water transport means of transporting goods, which cannot move independently, but is towed by boats or other tugboat engines. Barges are usually large, wide, with flat bottom designs to maximize capacity, and to create space for bulky or heavy cargo. This is a specialized means of transport preferred in inland waterway transport activities such as ponds, lakes, canals, canals and at seaports.

What is a barge
What is a barge

In general, Barges are classified based on two criteria: Transportation method and Shipping object. Based on the criteria of the mode of transportation, we can divide barges into the following two groups:

  • Conventional barge: A group of barges that cannot move on their own but must rely on the support of another tugboat. To put it simply, a barge is similar to a cargo container on land, used to store goods and being transported by another engine.
  • Self-propelled barges: This is a fairly popular type of barge today, because they are fitted with engines to support movement, not dependent on auxiliary machinery. With flexibility and uncomplicated advantages, self-propelled barges become one of the top priorities today in transporting and transporting goods by inland waterway.
Conventional barge (top) and self-propelled barge (bottom)
Conventional barge (top) and self-propelled barge (bottom)

As for the criteria of objects to be transported, based on the types of goods transported, there will be different types of specialized barges, which can be mentioned:

  • Dry cargo barge: with the object of transporting ordinary goods, including products such as: agricultural goods, fertilizers, animal feed; construction materials: iron and steel, sand and stone;
  • Liquid Barges: As the name implies, these barges carry liquids such as wine, beer, vegetable oil; liquid chemicals, and other industrial liquids.
  • Barges carrying heavy and oversized cargoes are overloaded: With super-long, super-heavy and bulky items, such as industrial mechanical equipment such as: excavators, bulldozers, rollers, concrete batching plants , tubes, columns of all kinds.

How are ships and barges different?

Although both are means of water transport, ships and barges are completely different. It is not difficult to distinguish ships and barges, in many respects, we can easily see the following differences:

  • Objects of transport: Ships can carry both people and goods at the same time, while barges are only used to transport goods.
  • Scope of operation: While ships can navigate all waterways, both domestic and international, barges only appear on inland waterways at rivers, canals, canals, or at ports.
  • Engine operation: Vessels have their own separate operating system, but barges depend on traction systems, and cables to move.
  • Maneuverability: Because of its characteristics, ships are quite easy to move and flexible in organizing and coordinating, while to maneuver barges, it is necessary to go through a relatively cumbersome process and complex.
Difference between Ship and Barge
Difference between Ship and Barge

Barge rental contract

Barge rental contract is a kind of documentary evidence for the agreement between the parties, in order to record the rental of the barge for the lessor and the lessor for a certain period of time. Accordingly, the lessor delivers the barge to the lessee for use within a term and the lessee must pay the rental as agreed upon.

The rental barge contract documents the rights, responsibilities and obligations of the parties related to the barge rental. The rental contract is the basis for the two parties to make agreements, transactions and proceedings if any legal problems arise.

 Barge rental contract

Barge rental contract is a kind of documentary evidence for the agreement between the parties, in order to record the rental of the barge for the lessor and the lessor for a certain period of time. Accordingly, the lessor delivers the barge to the lessee for use within a term and the lessee must pay the rental as agreed upon.

The rental barge contract documents the rights, responsibilities and obligations of the parties related to the barge rental. The rental contract is the basis for the two parties to make agreements, transactions and proceedings if any legal problems arise.

You can refer to the details of the Barge Lease Contract sample in Vietnam suggested by MBWIN below:

                                                       SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

                                                      Independence – Freedom – Happiness

                                                            BARGE LEASE CONTRACT

                                                              No:………………………

Pursuant to the Ordinance on Economic Contracts dated September 25, 1989 of the State Council and Decree No. 17/HDBT of January 16, 1990 of the Council of Ministers (now the Government) detailing the implementation of France. economic contract orders.

– Pursuant to [NAME OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS OF INDUSTRY OR LOCAL (IF YES).

– Based on the agreement of both parties.

Today, [DATE MAY] at [SIGNING LOCATION].

We include:

Party A: Owner

Name of agency (or business): ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

– Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

– Telephone: ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

– Account number: ………………………………… opened at the bank: ……………………………………………….

– Representative is Mr. (Ba): ……………………………………………………… Position: ………………………………………….

– Power of attorney: …………………………………………………………… (if any).

Write the date …………………………. Due to …………………………………………. Position: ………………………….. Sign (if any).

Party B: The owner of the vehicle

– Name of agency (or business): ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

– Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……

– Telephone:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ..

– Account number: ………………………………. at the bank: …………………………………………………………

– Representative is Mr. (Ba): ……………………………………………………… Position: …………………………………………..

– Power of attorney: …………………………………………………………… (if any).

Write the date …………………………. Due to …………………………………………. Position: ………………………….. Sign (if any).

The two sides agreed on the contract content agreement as follows:

Article 1: Transported goods

1/ Name of goods: Party A lessees Party B Transporting the following goods: [Commodity name]

2/ Properties: Party B should be careful to ensure that Party A is safe: – [Number of goods] goods need to be kept fresh: [name name] – [Number of goods] goods need to be stored to prevent degeneration [Name Goods] – [Number of products] dangerous goods need to cover or leave [name name] – [Number of goods] fragile goods [name name] – [Number of animals] animals need to keep normal living [name of animal OBJECT]

3/ Unit of unit price calculation (must be converted according to the State’s regulations, only agreement if the State does not have regulations)

Article 2: Location of delivery and delivery

1 / Party B takes the means to receive goods at (warehouse) Number of houses ………… .. [Delivery address] by Party A.

(Note: The receipt location must be where the transport means can come out conveniently and safely)

2 / Party B Delivery to Party A at the location [Delivery address] (can record the location where the buyer Party A will receive goods instead of Party A).

Article 3: Declaration of goods delivery time

Article 4: Means of transport

1/ Party A requests Party B to transport the above goods by means of [VEHICLE NAME] (truck, ship, plane, etc.).

Must have the necessary capabilities such as:

– Speed ​​must reach [SO Km/h] km/h.

– There is a cover machine [COVER MATERIAL];

– The number of vehicles is: [VEHICLE NUMBER]

2/ Party B is technically responsible for the means of transport to ensure transport for a period of: [NUMBER OF DAYS MONTH YEAR]

3/ Party B must prepare all documents for the valid means of transport on that traffic route to transport the agreed amount of goods as above and bear all the consequences of the legal documents of the means of transport.

4/ Party B must clean the means of transport when receiving the goods. The cost of cleaning the means of transport after delivery of the goods to Party A is [Amount of] VND.5/ After Party B delivers the vehicle to receive the goods but Party A has not yet had the goods for delivery: [number of minutes], Party A must certify to Party B to bring the vehicle back (from 30 minutes to 60 minutes can claim return) and must pay the freight rate of the lowest freight in terms of freight rates according to the contracted road segment. In the event that Party A’s representative cannot be found at the delivery location, Party B, who waits for 30 minutes, has the right to ask the grassroots People’s Committee to confirm the vehicle’s arrival, then return the vehicle and request payment for the payment. fees as above.

6/ Party B has the right to refuse to receive the goods if Party A delivers the goods not according to the type of goods stated in the bill of lading when deems that the means of transportation are not suitable for that type of goods, has the right to force Party A to pay a fine [number of months]] [%] value of the total freight (equivalent to the case of unilateral termination of the contract).

7/ In case Party B brings the vehicle to receive the goods late compared to the delivery schedule, the contract penalty will be: [amount] VND/hour.

Article 5: About documents for the transport of goods

1/ Party B must make a certificate of goods (must be signed and stamped by the representative of Party B) before …hours compared to the time of delivery.

2/ Party B must confirm to Party A the number and tonnage of vehicles that can be maneuvered within 24 hours before Party A delivers the goods. If Party A does not confirm the request for a vehicle, Party B is not responsible.

3/ Party A must make a bill of lading for each shipment, clearly stating the name and quantity of the goods (must be written clearly, not erased, crossed out, written in addition, overwritten or pasted… … Must have signature). Party A must be responsible for what it writes in the bill of lading delivered to Party B.

4 / Party A must attach bill of lading with other documents needed so that specialized agencies may require presentation when controlling such as:

– Specialty circulation license type.

– Minutes of closed taxes.

– [Other documents if available] If there are not enough other documents needed for transporting such goods, it is responsible for the consequences to lack above: must be punished for waiting is [Amount] VND / hour, the goods can be damaged long, the case of confiscation still has to pay the agreed fee.

5 / Case for unexpected shipping goods. Party B only receives it if possible. In this case, Party A must pay addition to Party B a deposit by [SO%] Freight rates, in addition to the cost of other costs for Party B, including fines due to sudden transport means Export missed contracts signed with other goods owners (if any). Except for cases where Party A has a certificate of movement of emergency transportation according to the orders of the Chairman of the provincial-level People’s Committee or the Minister of Transport or more, they do not have to pay compensation for costs That loss.

Article 6: Goods forwarding method

1 / Two sides agreement to receive goods by the following method:

Note: Depending on the type of goods and the means of transport means that the forwarding agreement follows one of the following methods:

– Raw belts, originals, raw bags.

– By weight and volume.

– Follow the tunnel or container.

– Follow water of water transport vehicles.

2/ Party A proposes Party B to deliver goods by the method [method].

Article 7: Responsibility for loading and unloading goods

1 / Party B (a) is responsible for loading and unloading goods

Attention:

– At the location, it is possible to organize specialized unloading, the cost of loading and unloading goods (Party A).

– In case the goods owner is in charge of unloading (not to hire specialized), the carrier is responsible for guiding the unloading techniques.

2 / Time to unload the media release is [Number of hours] Now.

Note: If you need to be unloaded at night, on holidays and Sundays, Party A must notify Party B 24 hours, must pay expenses higher than administrative hours is [amount] dong/hour (ton).

3 / Fine reward level

– If loading and unloading before the specified time and safety, the party will reward the amount of money is [Amount] VND / hour.

– Slow unloading is fined: [Amount] VND / hour.

– Leaving damaged goods must compensate according to the free market value at the loading location.

Article 8: Resolving loss of goods

1 / If the loss is under the provisions below [Number%] Total number of goods, Party B does not have to compensate (this level has the regulations of the State must apply, otherwise the two parties agree).

2 / loss on the permitted ratio, Party B must compensate to Party A according to the free market value at the delivery place (applicable to the case where the Party A does not send the driver).

3 / Every event Loss of Party A must detect and make a record before and during delivery, if properly, Party B must sign a confirmation on the minutes and receive goods if the party is lost, damaged by B Not responsible for compensation.

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