Offshore project and heavylift chartering seminar

  • Hong Kong, China
  • 19 Sep 2019 2 days
  • Available seats 5
  • 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.

Members of Hong Kong Shipowners Association are eligible for the BIMCO member price. If you are member of HKSOA, please contact the organisation for the discount code

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MATF subsidy for this course

Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) subsidy is available for this course for eligible applicants. Please visit MATF website ( or HKMPB website ( for details on Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (ProTERS) under MATF. 



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

We know that highly realistic and relevant case studies, mixed with lectures, facilitate the learning process. As in life, there is rarely one fixed answer to a situation and the discussions between the groups and trainers form an important part of the learning objectives. We have therefore included comprehensive case studies in the programme.

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

Christopher Chan

Christopher Chan


Wei Zhuang



  • Admiralty Conference Centre (ACC)
  • 1804A, 18th Floor, Tower 1
  • Admiralty Centre
  • MTR Admiralty Station - Exit A
  • Hong Kong
  • China
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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