Key Topics Covered
- Introduction to Voyage Charters
- Introduction to Time Charters
- Shipowners’ and charterers’ duties
- Time charter delivery, duration and re-delivery
- Payment of hire and remedies for non-payment
- Employment orders
- Performance claims
- Off-hire clauses
- Voyage Chartering: laytime and demurrage
- Deviation and liberty and other clauses
Who Should Attend
Participants will be expected to have little or no prior knowledge of charterparties
- Ship owners and managers
- Charterers including Importers, Exporters and Traders
- Port and ship agents
- P&I personnel
- Logistics and shipping professionals
- Legal advisers, solicitors and barristers
- Freight forwarders
- Government bodies and representatives
“Very informative and real life examples provided”
Kristal Thian, Shipping Ops Executive, Total Oil Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd
Lyndon Wallis, Procurement and Shipping, CSBP Limited
“Very informative about the basics of these topics. Ideas & suggestions to assist CP review”
Natalie Barnett, Senior Logistics & Supply Chain Officer, AEL Mining Services
“I learnt new things/ knowledge”
Sashi Indhiran, Legal Counsel, Sumitomo Chemical Asia Pte Ltd
“Real life cases are introduced, relevant to my work and to learn and gain better understanding, detailed & comprehensive notes”
Quek Shu Yu, Chartering / Shipbroking – Dry Cargo, KZ Maritime Pte Ltd
“Highly knowledgeable speaker, relevant course for my job”
Yosua Iskandar, BMS Coal Sales Pte Ltd
- Formation of contracts under English law
- Express and implied terms
- Warranties & conditions & innominate/intermediate terms
- The relationship between the contract of sale, the charter party and the bill of lading
- The negotiation and formation of the charter party contract
THE SHIPOWNERS’ DUTIES
- Hague-Visby Rules: Articles 3 and 4
- To provide a seaworthy ship
- Properly and carefully to care for the cargo
- To proceed with reasonable dispatch
- Cancellation clauses
THE CHARTERERS’ DUTIES
- Provide cargoes, correctly described
- Pay freight/deadfreight/demurrage/damages for detention
- Port nominations including safe port
POST FIXTURE DUTIES
- Who is responsible for what activities?
LAYTIME AND DEMURRAGE ~ A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
- When does laytime start to run?
- What suspends laytime?
- When does laytime stop?
- Demurrage, Despatch, Damages for detention
- Reversible v Non-Reversible v Averageable
- Worked examples of Dry and Wet laytime
- Time bars
- Time charter duration and re-delivery
- Last Voyage Clauses
- Illegitimate last voyages
- Express and implied tolerances
- “Without Guarantee”
PAYMENT OF HIRE:
- Methods of payment
- Payment on time
- Allowance for late payment: anti-technicality clause: latest law cases
- Permitted deductions
REMEDIES FOR NON-PAYMENT OF HIRE
- Withdrawal of ship from charterers’ service
- Suspension of services
- Employment, navigation and safety
- Orders which a master must or may refuse
- Who is responsible for cargo operations?
- Stevedore damage issues
- When is a ship underperforming?
- Practical issues
- What is the difference between claiming damages and off-hire?
- Why is this clause of paramount importance ?
- Which type of Paramount Clause can be used in a Bill of Lading?
- Which type of Paramount Clause can be used in a charter party?
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