CPE Credits
CM 116
14 - 18 Oct 2018
US$ 4,750

Maritime law is a complex and fascinating specialised area of law. It brings together many aspects of law (e.g. contract, tort, bailment, agency) together with a plethora of international conventions attempting to harmonise and regulate the legal arrangements between states in order to facilitate trade and reduce conflict.

EuroMaTech’s Maritime Law & Shipping Contracts training course will provide participants with a sound understanding of the various aspects of Maritime Law, from carriage of goods by sea to international law and law of the sea. There will be an emphasis on the main aspects of Maritime Law, as it relates to the role of Ports and Pilotage in the maritime trade, and its obligations and liabilities under Maritime Law.

The training course aims to enable you to; (1) Develop professionals who engage with appropriate and relevant general and specialist knowledge in relation to Maritime Law, (2) Address the legal and commercial basis of shipping contracts, (3) Examine in detail Sale of Goods contracts, Charter parties and Bills of Lading along with the special shipping terms they incorporate, (4) Know the obligations of Ports, Pilotage and Limitation of Liability under Maritime Law

Participants attending the Maritime Law & Shipping Contracts training course will develop the following competencies:

  • Understanding of the fundamental basis of Maritime Law
  • Gain full knowledge of Shipping Contracts like Time and Voyage Charter Parties
  • Know the Rights and obligations of parties under Bills of Lading & Contract for the Carriage of Goods and Sale of Goods.
  • Appreciate the position of Ports and Pilots in Charter Parties
 Who Should Attend?

Maritime Law & Shipping Contracts training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals employed in Maritime Industry, but it will be particularly beneficial to:

  • Fleet Managers
  • Ship Managers
  • Superintendents
  • Harbour Masters
  • Legal counsel
  • Financial officers
  • Technical Managers
  • Marine Operations Personnel
  • Business Development Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Maritime and logistics executives
  • Maritime Executives
  • Ship Engineers
Programme Objectives

EuroMaTech’s Maritime Law & Shipping Documents training course aims to help participants to achieve the following objectives:

  • Define and understand the fundamental aspects of Maritime Law
  • Understand the basis of the carriage of goods of sea, the bill of lading
  • Familiarise oneself with Charter Party terms and the law relating to it
  • Understand the position of Ports and their obligations, risks and liabilities
  • Know the basis for calculation of laytime and demurrage claims
Training Methodology

The training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual workplace. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the training.

Programme Summary

This EuroMaTech training course on Maritime Law & Shipping Contracts provides participants with an in-depth appreciation of the main foundations of Maritime Laws and the fundamental basis of shipping contracts. It will also cover the carriage of goods by sea and the legal documentation used like the bill of lading. The role of Ports in the shipping trade and their risks and liabilities will also be addressed.

Day 1 - Maritime Law & Admiralty Jurisdiction
  • The Maritime Legal Framework & Admiralty Jurisdiction
  • Public International Law & Fundamentals of Contract Law
  • Ownership and Registration of Vessels – The Flag State
  • The law applicable to maritime claims;
  • Security; arrest and freezing orders;
  • Maritime liens; Enforcing Maritime Claims
Day 2 - Carriage of Goods by Sea & Bills of Lading
  • Shipping Documents in International Trade
  • Terms of the carriage contract;
  • Bill of Lading and common clauses & charter party bills of lading;
  • Tender of shipping documents under C.I.F. and F.O.B contracts;
  • Cargo Claims Bills of lading and other shipping documents;
  • Hague and Hague-Visby Rules;
  • The Rotterdam Rules.
  • Letters of indemnity ,for cargo damage and Pre and Post dating, delivery without presentation of the Bill of Lading
Day 3 - Ports, Pilotage and Limitation of Liability in Maritime Law
  • Powers, Rights and Liabilities of Port Authorities
  • Duties in relations to pilotage
  • Duties of pilots and master
  • Collisions – Key features and legal framework
  • The pilot as the ‘controller of collisions’.
  • Limitation of Liability – Concept of limitation and the types of limitation
Day 4 - Shipping Contracts – Key elements
  • Different Types of charter party
  • Contracts of Affreightment
  • Commercial terms of charter parties
  • Nomination of safe port
  • Supply of cargo & Owners’ lien on cargo
  • Delivery & Re-delivery obligations
  • Freight & Charter Hire & Cancelling rights
Day 5 - Ports in a Charter Party & Lay-time, Demurrage & Despatch

Nomination of Ports in a Charter Party

  • Safe Ports
  • Port systems
  • Berths Vs Ports
  • Master’s Skill  

Lay-time, Demurrage & Despatch

  • Types of Lay-time
  • Starting lay-time & Notice of Readiness (NOR)
  • Lay-time Calculation
  • Suspending Lay-time and Stopping Lay-time
  • Cancellation of charter party and Lay-can
  • Demurrage and Despatch
  • Damages for Detention


EuroMaTech ImarEST Registered Courses

EuroMaTech is proud to be a Marine Member with IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology). IMarEST is the first professional institution to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of over 18,000 individuals based in over 120 countries. With IMarEST’s collaboration, EuroMaTech is working within the global marine community to promote the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and knowledge of marine professionals worldwide.

VAT Announcement:  The Government of UAE have introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services effective 01-January-2018. In compliance with the legislation issued by the UAE Government, we will be applying a 5% VAT on the fees for all our programs and services offered from January 2018 as applicable and stipulated in the FTA circulars.
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