Ship Management Masterclass

  • Limassol, Cyprus
  • 28 Sep 2020 (2 days)
  • Available seats 13
  • Payment: visa visa visa visa

BIMCO keeps focus on COVID-19 advice and information

At BIMCO, we follow the authorities' recommendations and do everything possible to minimize the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). This means that we take a number of precautions in our daily lives, which also affect our courses.

Planned courses which cannot be held in accordance with recommendations from the authorities, will be re-booked for a later date. If you have already registered for a course, you will be notified by e-mail.

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Course price

BIMCO member From EUR 925
Non-member From EUR 1250


10% group discount is available for registering 3 or more participants from the same company.

Members of the following organisations, but who are not BIMCO members can take advantage of the discount BIMCO member rate. 

Please contact the organisation for the discount code, which should be entered when signing up in the webshop.

  • Cyprus Shipping Chamber
  • WISTA Cyprus
  • Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) Cyprus Branch



Ship Management relies on a wide range of contracts to regulate the relationship between the manager, the ship owner and third party suppliers and customers. This course aim to provide the participants with a clear understanding of the pitfalls and challenges in contracting as a ship manager.

What will you learn?

Some of the topics the course will cover are:

  • The ship management contract within the contractual structure of international trade
  • SHIPMAN – walkthrough of SHIPMAN 2009
  • CREWMAN – walkthrough of CREWMAN 2009 A & B
  • SUPERMAN - Standard Agreement for the Supervision of Vessel Construction
  • REPAIRCON 2018

Course programme

Case studies

A ship arrives in port and the consignee is missing an original Bill of Lading due to a bank holiday. The master refuses to release the cargo. When the consignee returns after the holiday, the master claims demurrage. After discharge, it looks like the delivery is 800 tonnes short. If that wasn’t enough, some of the cargo has sustained water damage through a crack in the hull, which the crew noticed, but failed to report. Can the master refuse delivery without a Bill of Lading? Are the owners of the ship liable for the seawater damage? Is the consignee entitled to a claim for short delivery, and can he keep the recovery? These are just some of the aspects of one of the cases in the course.

In the case studies, you will work in small groups to consider the scenario and a range of problems that arise. The cases will be a focus for dialogue and will help the participants see how a B/L can serve different purposes for various parties.

Why choose to participate?

This course will be of value to ship management professionals as well as to senior managers in ship management, ship owning and ship operations who wish to increase their understanding of the vital role of ship management contracts and the practical and legal obligations these contracts produce with third parties.

The combination of theory, discussion and casework will make using SUPPLYTIME forms clearer and more manageable. The trainers will share valuable experiences and point participants towards practical solutions, which can be used on the job. The course will also facilitate networking between international shipping peers and enable long-term learning relationships between the participants.

How will this course help your professional development?

  • Understand the operational and legal implications of the contractual relationships between ship managers and their principals
  • Gain and insight into how standard ship management contracts develop and learn about the changes between the previous and the newly revised forms.
  • Understand the legal concept of “Agency” and the importance of clarity when acting on behalf of a named principal.
  • Recognise the factors affecting the supply and demand of seafarers and the effect on crew managers

Course certification

A BIMCO certificate will be issued, showing the duration of the training.

Course materials

BIMCO issues electronic course files as an Adobe PDF file enabling you to make personal notes using a computer or tablet. Please bring a computer or tablet! All documentation and presentations will be in English.


Haris Zografakis

Haris Zografakis

Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips


Elena Tassioula

Elena Tassioula


  • Columbia Plaza
  • 223, Ayiou Andreou Str.
  • Limassol
  • Cyprus
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The fee includes coffee breaks, lunch and course materials, but not transport or accommodation, which should be arranged by the participant directly with the hotel.

Your safety when attending BIMCO courses

BIMCO works closely with the venue to ensure safe distancing throughout the course, including lunch and coffee breaks, by following local authority guidelines. BIMCO will provide setup details of the room(s) where the training will take place.

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