Offshore project and heavylift chartering seminar

  • Singapore , Singapore
  • 16 Sep 2019 2 days
  • Available seats 1
  • Payment: visa visa visa visa

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Course price

BIMCO member EUR 925
Non-member EUR 1150


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

MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants. Please refer to for information.


This type of project requires several BIMCO contracts in combination. The seminar offers participants a comprehensive overview of the commercial and contractual issues involved.

What will you learn?

Some of the topics you will cover.

  • overview of the most commonly used contracts in the offshore and heavy lift sector
  • principles of English contract law and their relevance to the contracts 
  • dealing with disputes
  • introduction to SUPPLYTIME – key features of the contract
  • knock-for-knock and general issues of insurance

Course programme

Case studies

A vessel is chartered to go from Hamburg to Greece with 10 pieces of heavylift cargo. The vessel encounters heavy weather in the Bay of Biscay and two pieces lashed on deck are lost overboard and another three stowed under deck turns out to be damaged. Is the carrier liable for the loss of the cargo? And how much might be recovered from the carrier, if that is the case?

In the case study, participants will work in small groups to consider the full scenario and a range of problems and questions that arise. The cases will be a focus for dialogue and will help the participants understand the complexities of heavy lift cargo.

Why choose to participate?

Apart from the practical considerations and the important voyage planning that arise in relation to heavy lift cargoes, there are also some very specific and distinct contractual needs in this trade. To assist those entering into charter parties for heavy lift cargoes and identifying suitable terms to govern their contracts of carriage, BIMCO has produced a range of documents, which today spans the entire industry, the following will be explained during the course:

  • TOWCON 2008/TOWHIRE 2008
  • BARGEHIRE 2008

You will be taught by hand-picked industry experts who have built a career out of solving complicated Offshore, Project and Heavylift issues. The combination of theory, discussion and casework will make the complexity Offshore, Project and Heavylift issues clear and manageable.

The teachers will share valuable experiences and point participants towards practical solutions, which can be used on the job. The course will also facilitate networking between international shipping peers and enable long-term relationships between the participants.

The seminar is aimed at all practitioners involved in maritime transportation, who wish to boost their expert knowledge and become proficient in Offshore, Project and Heavylift.

Course certification

A BIMCO certificate will be issued.

Course materials

BIMCO issues electronic course files as an Adobe PDF file enabling you to make personal notes using a computer or tablet. Please bring a computer or tablet! All documentation and presentations will be in English.


Ian Perrott

Ian Perrott

Paul Dean

Paul Dean

Tom Adams

Tom Adams

Toby Stephens

Toby Stephens


  • Carlton Hotel Singapore
  • 76 Bras Basah Rd
  • 189558 Singapore
  • Singapore
  • Website:

The fee includes coffee breaks, lunch and course materials, but not transport or accommodation, which should be arranged by the participant directly with the hotel.

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Peter Grube

Peter Grube, Head of Training