The 2002 edition of the BIMCO Holiday Calendar has now been released. First published in 1913, the BIMCO Holiday Calendar provides specific information on general holidays in 157 countries. In addition, the publication includes local holidays and working hours in more than 630 ports worldwide. Details of stevedore working hours, including overtime, shift work, Saturday, Sunday
and weekdays working hours are also included in the country-by-country listing.
The BIMCO Holiday Calendar provides precise answers to such questions as: "when can overtime be worked"; "what are the ordinary working hours of the port"; and "is the day in question a general or local holiday, in its legal
definition". It is indispensable to those negotiating charter parties, planning voyages or computing laytime.
BIMCO Members receive one complimentary copy of the BIMCO Holiday Calendar as a part of their membership. Additional copies are available from BIMCO Publications A/S at a cost of $62.00 for BIMCO members and $93.00 for non-members, including airmail postage.
The BIMCO Holiday Calendar is part of an extensive series of manuals designed to provide users with the information and tools necessary to
improve decision-making and fixture negotiations. Other publications include BIMCO Port Costs, Forms of Approved Documents, the BIMCO Bulletin, the BIMCO News, the ShipMaster's Security Manual, BIMCO Vessel CD-ROM, Check before Fixing! BIMCO's Freight Taxes, and the BIMCO Review 2002.