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Shipbroking and Chartering

Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore, Singapore
15 May - 16 May, 2017

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Course Duration: 2 Days

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the types of charter and the commercial, technical and financial obligations of owners and charterers
  • Discuss dry and wet cargo charterparty obligations and know who is responsible for what
  • Know the relevance of Hague / Hague-Visby / Hamburg / Rotterdam Rules and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Appreciate the role of port agents and their vital functions and obligations
  • Understand the role of shipbrokers – for owners or charterers and the best methods of fixing ships and cargoes
  • Analyse what can go wrong with wet or dry cargo chartering and how to prevent them
  • Learn practical voyage estimating, its importance and how it affects laytime calculations
  • Mediation, litigation and arbitration – know which will work for your dispute resolution


Who Should Attend

  • Shipowners
  • Charterers including Importers, Exporters and Traders
  • Ship Managers
  • Port and ship agents
  • Shipbrokers
  • Freight forwarders
  • Legal advisers
  • Government bodies and representatives
  • Banks


Course Director

Jeffrey Blum’s involvement in shipping and trading spans over 40 years, for more than 30 of which he has been providing maritime and commodities commercial claims consultancy and bespoke corporate training to clients including oil majors, commodity traders, shipowners, P&I Clubs, shipbrokers, law firms, banks, governments and international shipping organisations. He founded his own successful shipping college in London in 2002 and is a Visiting Professor at the UN IMO’s World Maritime University and at the Shanghai Maritime University.


What our past delegates liked about this course

“The Chartering concepts were clearly explained with illustrated examples. Good insights on the role of shipbroking and port agents. Better understanding of dispute resolution”
Total Oil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

“The trainer gave lots of experiences and explaining in details and took the trouble to listen to what others wanted to find/enquiry more. Good and clear instructions”
Leo Shipping Agencies Pte Ltd

“The lecturer’s presentation is very interesting. The contents are informative and related to my job”
Tiger Energy Trading

“The facilitator/speaker was very good. The topics were related to my job and added to my knowledge about shipbroking and chartering”
PT Mitrabahtera Segara Sejati TBK