Bills of Lading Masterclass

  • London, United Kingdom
  • 27 Feb 2023 2 days
  • Available seats 7
  • Payment: visa visa visa visa

Course price

BIMCO member GBP 1100
Non-member GBP 1450


10% group discount is available for registering 3 or more participants from the same company. Cannot be combined with any other discount.


Bills of lading are at the core of international trade. The course focuses on common issues in B/L disputes (such as claused B/L’s, general average and liens) as well as on how this is legally dealt with worldwide.

What will you learn?

Some of the topics the course will cover are:

  • Letters of Indemnity
  • The problems caused by negotiating bills of lading
  • The protection of third parties
  • The bill of lading as a receipt
  • The importance of international regulation

Course programme

Why choose to participate?

You will be taught by hand-picked industry experts who have built a career out of solving complicated Bills of Lading issues. The combination of theory, discussion and casework will make the complexity of B/L issues clear and manageable. The teachers 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 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 Bills of Lading.

How will this course help your professional development?

Bills of Lading issues arise in one way or form at every shipment. This course will assist you in identifying the potential challenges in advance 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 much deeper understanding of the fundamental functions of the B/L and how it fits into the document flow. You will be able to discuss issues, such as delivery against an LOI, with your superiors, P&I club or legal counsel.

Course certification

Participants will be given an option of taking a final assessment (an open-book test) after the course, and Certificate of Achievement will be issued with a grade (pass, merit or distinction). Those not taking the assessment will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Course materials

BIMCO issues electronic course files as an Adobe PDF file enabling you to make personal notes. All documentation and presentations will be in English.

You will also receive access to BIMCO's eLearning module on "Bills of Lading".


Stephen Mackin

Stephen Mackin

Sophie Pollard

Sophie Pollard


Dorte Bisgaard

Dorte Bisgaard


  • The Tower Hotel
  • St Katharine's Way
  • E1W 1LD London
  • United Kingdom

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.

Alternative dates & locations

  • Online
  • 09 May, 2023 7 days
  • From EUR 1250
  • Available seats 6  
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