Workshop Overview

A unique opportunity to expand your knowledge about Bills of Lading and Charter Party clauses. Understand the commercial and legal functions of Bills of Lading including issues with regard to endorsement, enforcement and common discrepancies with Bills of Lading. Obtain a good understanding of The Hague, Hague-Visby and Rotterdam Rules.

This four day workshop will further provide you an opportunity to explore key charter party clauses related to o¬-hire, cargo claims, speed and consumption. You will learn about both ship owners and charterers obligations under both voyage and time charter contracts. You will be guided through the complexities of a speed and consumption claim and will have the opportunity to discuss various performance issues in a workshop setting.

This course has been designed for participants that have some prior industry experience and knowledge and who wish to broaden their knowledge of this litigious area relating to Bills of Lading and Charterparties.

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Key Benefits of Attending

  • Expand your knowledge of both the commercial and legal functions of a Bill of Lading
  • Learn about the common 'labels” attached to Bills of Lading and its relationship with a sale contract
  • Explore practical concerns regarding enforcement of Bills of Lading
  • Analyse the application of Hague, Hague-Visby and Rotterdam Rules
  • Understand Ship Owners and Charterers rights and obligations under both voyage and time charter parties
  • Analyze key charter party clauses to minimize errors and areas of conflict
  • Examine key clauses related to off-hire, cargo claims, hire and right of withdrawal for late payment
  • Attend practical workshops on speed and consumption and cargo claims
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Who Should Attend

The supply, trading and risk management departments in shipping companies, the commercial and operations departments in the shipping affiliates or divisions of major oil & bulk operators, ports & ship owning companies, the planning and financial departments of shipping companies, banks and financial institutions involved in shipping finance, accountants and legal firms dealing with commodity transportation issues, trading and distribution companies and anybody else new to the transportation sector.