|BIMCO member||From EUR 1150|
|Non-member||From EUR 1550|
10% group discount is available for registering 3 or more participants from the same company.
Carriage Contracts, Liabilities and Cargo Claims Masterclass is a series of 10 online sessions, each lasting 60-90 minutes. During the masterclass, the speakers will examine specific issues arising when goods are damaged, lost or delayed during transit.
Some of the topics the course will cover are:
|Monday, 23 November||Overview of marine cargo claims: the interrelationship between the cargo sale contract, the carriage contract, and the insurance contract. What is the governing contract of carriage when the vessel is chartered, and bills of lading are issued?||Richard Williams|
|Session 2||Tuesday, 24 November||Who is the carrier in relation to claims? The importance of the question and how is the question answered? The position in relation to chartered ships. Claims outside contract in tort||Richard Williams|
|Session 3||Wednesday, 25 November||Who has the right to sue the carrier and who is liable to the carrier? The problems caused by transferring the Bills of Lading||Richard Williams|
|Session 4||Thursday, 26 November||Protection of third parties- contractual methods employed to protect subcontractors||Baris Soyer|
|Session 5||Friday, 27 November||Introduction to the international conventions for the carriage of cargo by sea: Hague Rules, Hague-Visby Rules, Hamburg Rules, Rotterdam Rules||Baris Soyer|
|Session 6||Monday, 30 November||The carrier’s duty to provide a seaworthy ship fit to carry the cargo. What is meant by due diligence? What is meant by cargo worthiness? The contractual obligations of the carrier regarding due care for the cargo under a contract of carriage under the Hague-Visby Rules||Baris Soyer|
|Session 7||Tuesday, 1 December||The carriers’ defences: exclusions from liability; in what circumstances can the carrier rely on them? Limitation of liability and time limits||Richard Williams|
|Session 8||Wednesday, 2 December||Dangerous cargoes: What is “dangerous”? The shippers’ duty and the carrier’s rights. Who is liable for the shipment of dangerous goods?||Richard Williams|
|Session 9||Thursday, 3 December||Jurisdiction and security requirements: court or arbitration? Arrest procedures and threshold jurisdiction; stay of proceedings||Baris Soyer|
|Session 10||Friday, 4 December||Cargo Claims and Insurance||Baris Soyer|
08:00 Montréal/New York (EST)
13:00 London (GMT)
14:00 Copenhagen (CET)
15:00 Athens (EET)
17:00 Dubai (GST)
21:00 Hong Kong/Singapore (HKT/SGT)
The combination of theory, discussion and casework will make the complexity of cargo claim procedures clear and manageable.
You will be taught by hand-picked industry experts who have built a career out of solving complicated issues related to cargo claims and marine insurance. The speakers will share valuable experiences and point participants towards practical solutions, which can be applied on the job.
The course will also promote networking online between international shipping peers and enable long-term relationships between the participants.
The masterclass is aimed at all practitioners involved in maritime transportation, who wish to boost their expert knowledge and become proficient in dealing with cargo claims.
When cargo is damaged, the responsibility for the condition of the cargo is determined by the terms in the contracts signed and international conventions may limit or serve as defences for the carrier. Insurance also plays a large role but comes with its own set of rules and regulations.
The course will help you identify the potential challenges in advance in this complex environment and enable you to ask the right questions to the parties involved, thereby helping you to understand and explain your own risks and exposure.
After the course, you will have a have a deeper understanding of the fundamental issues related to cargo claims, the flow of documentation and how risks can be mitigated. You will be able to discuss issues, such as dangerous cargoes, seaworthiness and defences, with your customers, colleagues, P&I club or legal counsel.
Participants will be given an option of taking a final assessment (open-book test) at the end of the course, and Certificate of Achievement will be issued with a grade (distinction, merit or pass). Those not taking the assessment will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
BIMCO issues electronic course files as an Adobe PDF file enabling you to make personal notes. All documentation and presentations will be in English. Course access details will be provided about one week before the course starting date.