International Shipping Law

Course Info

Length: 2 Weeks

City: Rotterdam

Type: In Classroom

Available Dates

  • July-01-2024

    Rotterdam

  • Sep-02-2024

    Rotterdam

  • Nov-04-2024

    Rotterdam

Dates in Other Venues

  • June-24-2024

    London

  • July-01-2024

    Istanbul

  • July-08-2024

    Dubai

  • July-15-2024

    Athens

  • July-15-2024

    Hamburg

  • Aug-26-2024

    London

  • Sep-02-2024

    Istanbul

  • Sep-16-2024

    Dubai

  • Sep-23-2024

    Athens

  • Sep-23-2024

    Hamburg

  • Oct-28-2024

    London

  • Nov-04-2024

    Istanbul

  • Nov-11-2024

    Dubai

  • Nov-18-2024

    Hamburg

  • Nov-18-2024

    Athens

  • Dec-23-2024

    London

Course Details

Course Outline

10 days course

English Maritime and Shipping Law

  • Legal concepts
  • The Law of contract
  • The Law of tort
  • Liability in contract and tort
  • Admiralty Law and practice
  • The Supreme Court Act (now the Senior Court Act)
  • Exercise of admiralty jurisdiction
  • The admiralty marshall
  • Merchant Shipping Act 1995

Charterparties

  • Maritime commerce
  • Demise/bareboat charters
  • Voyage charters
  • Time charters
  • Time and voyage charters

Shipping Documents in International Trade

  • Bill of Leading 
  • Purchase Order
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Letter of Credit
  • Multimodal Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of Origin

Cargo Claims

  • Functions and Problems of the Bill of Lading
  • Package Limitation: Title to Sue
  • Incorporation of Charter Party Terms into Bills of Lading
  • Special Problems in the Tanker Trades
  • Case Study

Collision and Marine Casualties

  • Introduction and Background to Accident Investigation
  • The Common Causes of Marine Accidents
  • First Principles of Marine Accident Investigation
  • Practical Preparation for the Investigation
  • Investigation Protocol

Salvage and Towage

  • Salvage principles
  • Rescue towage
  • Towage or salvage
  • Crisis management
  • Use of Lloyd’s Open Form
  • SCOPIC
  • Role of the salvage master
  • Role of the SCR
  • Ship and cargo (general average)
  • Place of safety

Pollution Claims

  • Ballast Water and Other Marine Pollutants
  • Oil Pollution and Offshore Activities
  • Measurement and Management Systems
  • Legal Issues, Including Insurance and Compensation

Enforcing Maritime Claims

  • An Introduction to Marine Claims
  • Marine Insurance
  • Marine Claims: The Wet Side
  • Marine Claims: The Dry Side
  • Surveyors and experts in marine claims
  • Management of claims and disputes

Limitation of Liability in Maritime Claims

  • Limitation of Liability concept origins
  • The LLMC Convention 
  • The 1996 Protocol  
  • Conventions Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea 
  • Conventions Relating to Liability and Compensation for Pollution Damage 
  • The Nairobi Convention 
  • Relationship between Global Limitation Conventions and Particular Liability Regimes 
  • The Way Forward

Maritime Arbitration

  • Types of Marine Disputes, Claims and Approaches to Resolution
  • The Legal Framework: Maritime Disputes and Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime Arbitration
  • Designing an Arbitration Regime
  • Arbitration Procedures

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