Check Before Fixing – Liner Terms & BL Workshop

  • Houston, USA
  • 13 Apr 2023
  • Available seats 30
  • Payment: visa visa visa visa

Course price

BIMCO member USD 390
Non-member USD 450


A 10% group discount is available for registering three or more participants from the same company. It cannot be combined with any other discounts.


The Check Before Fixing – Liner Terms & BL Workshop is rooted in the topics covered in the well-known handbook “Check Before Fixing”, which has been published by BIMCO since the 1970s. “Check Before Fixing” has been a useful tool on the basic principles in daily chartering and other shipping transactions for decades and builds upon BIMCO’s expertise in terms of advising members about contractual topics and disputes.

The seminars are an organic extension of the content from the handbook and cover a wide range of practical operational topics.

What will you learn?

Some of the topics covered during the seminar:

  • Working with booking notes (and the practical transition to using HEAVYLIFTVOY instead!)
  • Working with “Liner Terms” and voyage chartering combined
  • Letters of Indemnity (LOI’s – “we all (have to) do it……”)
  • Working with Combined and Multi model Bills of Lading
  • Practical case study for all participants on Letters of Indemnity

Course programme

Why choose to participate?

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of a range of chartering and operational complexities, from the initial negotiation of terms and conditions to the conclusion of the voyage.

You will learn from experienced professionals: The seminar is led by experienced professionals who have extensive knowledge and practical experience with maritime transportation. This allows participants to learn from their expertise and gain valuable insights into effectively negotiating and managing chartering contracts.

Network with industry peers: The seminar also provides an opportunity for participants to network with other industry professionals, allowing you to build relationships and share best practices.

Receive up-to-date information: BIMCO seminars are updated with the latest developments in the industry, ensuring that participants receive up-to-date information on all aspects of maritime transportation, including new developments chartering terms and clauses.

How will this course help your professional development?

The Check Before Fixing Seminar can help your professional development by providing you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively negotiate and manage chartering agreements. You will gain an understanding of the legal and commercial aspects of chartering, as well as the practical application of these principles. You will also learn how to identify potential risks and liabilities associated with chartering and how to mitigate them. Additionally, you will gain insight into the latest industry trends and developments in order to stay ahead of the competition.

Course certification

Upon completion of the seminar, participants will receive a certificate which can be used as evidence of your knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices covered during the seminar.

Course materials

BIMCO issues electronic course files as Adobe PDF files 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" and “Voyage Chartering.”


Thomas Damsgaard

Thomas Damsgaard


  • BIMCO Houston Office
  • 12848 Queensbury Lane, #208
  • TX 77024 Houston
  • USA

The fee includes coffee breaks, lunch and course materials, but not transport or accommodation, which should be arranged by the participant directly.

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