Charter Party Workshop Online

  • Online, 12:00 UTC
  • 16 Oct 2023 5 days
  • Available seats 0
  • Payment: visa visa visa visa

Course price

BIMCO member EUR 1250
Non-member EUR 1650


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


The Charter Party Workshop (Masterclass) Online is a series of 10 online sessions and combines a range of lecturers on voyage and time chartering with sessions on related day-to-day issues and troubleshooting.

What will you learn?

Some of the topics you will learn:

  • How does it all fit together? The legal relationships created between the commodity sale contract, the shipping contract and the insurance market.
  • Voyage chartering: the duty of the carrier to provide a seaworthy ship to be able to carry the cargo.
  • Voyage chartering: When time matters: proceeding with utmost dispatch and without deviation. But what rights and obligations does the carrier have?

Dates and topics of Charter Party Workshop Online




16 October 2023

Session 1

Overview of the inter-relationship between the contract of sale, the charter party, the bill of lading and the insurance certificate.

Session 2

The shipowner’s duties: To provide a seaworthy ship, to properly and carefully care for the cargo, to proceed with reasonable dispatch, cancellation clauses, deviation, slow steaming clauses.

17 October 2023

Session 3

The charterer’s duties: Full and complete clean and sound cargoes, payments of, freight / deadfreight, port nominations, to provide all port restrictions (draft, air draft, etc) at the loading and discharging ports before fixing.

Session 4

Laytime and demurrage: NOR validity, types of laytime, when does laytime start to run? What suspends laytime? When does laytime stop? Demurrage, damages for detention, time bar clauses.

18 October 2023

Session 5

Time charter duration and re-delivery: Overlap/ underlap, illegitimate last voyages express and implied tolerances, last voyage clauses, “without guarantee”.

Session 6

Payment of hire: Payment on time, allowed deductions, methods of payment, methods of payment of value of bunkers at delivery, remedies for non-payment of hire, withdrawal of ship from charterers’ service, anti- technicality clauses, suspension of service.

19 October 2023

Session 7

Off-hire clauses: General principles, the effect of different types of clauses, the importance of the wording, off-hire computation (per hatch/crane/gang).

Session 8

Employment orders: Employment vs. navigation and safety, orders which a master must refuse, orders which a master has the right to refuse.

20 October 2023

Session 9

Time charter cargo operations: Who is responsible for cargo operations? the effect of various clauses. Stevedore damage issues, effect of the Inter-Club Agreement.

Session 10

Safe ports: What is a safe port? When is a port to be safe? What is the extent of the charterers’ duty?
Dangerous cargo: What is “dangerous”? When does notice need to be given? The basis of “liability” under the Hague and Hague- Visby Rules. Who is liable?

Starting time (for all sessions)

12:00 UTC
14:00 CEST

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What do participants say about the course?

"The presentations and the recordings are so useful to return to and keep learning from each time I read/listen to them." (Charter Party Workshop participant, February 2021)

"Awesome supporting materials and good case discussions." (Charter Party Workshop participant, February 2021)

Course certification

Participants will be given an option of taking a final assessment (one-hour 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.

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. Course access details will be provided once the registration is completed.


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Peter Grube

Peter Grube, Head of Training