Chartering seminar

  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • 01 Oct 2019
  • Available seats 3
  • Payment: visa visa visa visa

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At BIMCO, we follow the authorities' recommendations and do everything possible to minimize the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). This means that we take a number of precautions in our daily lives, which also affect our courses.

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Course price

BIMCO member EUR
Non-member EUR


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

Members of SYNDARMA and ABAC who are not BIMCO members are entitled to the same discounted rate for BIMCO members. 

Please contact SYNDARMA or ABAC for the discount code which should be entered in the webshop when signing up.




The chartering seminar consists of a range of focussed presentations centered on Bills of Lading related issues. The seminar focuses on common issues in B/L disputes and how this is legally and practically applied worldwide.

What will you learn?

Some of the topics the Seminar will cover are:

  • BIMCO Briefing on cyber risks, 2020 Sulphur issues, and Bunker Quality Clause
  • Overview of bills of lading and the important three functions
  • Combined and through transport bills of lading
  • Letters of Indemnity
  • Traditional bills of lading and electronic bills of lading

Course programme

Why choose to participate?

You will be taught by hand-picked industry experts who have built a career out of solving complicated Bills of Lading issues. The combination of theory and discussions will make the complexity of B/L issues clear and manageable. The teachers will share valuable experiences and point participants towards practical solutions, which can be used on the job. The seminar 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 Bills of Lading. 

How will this course help your professional development?

Bills of Lading issues arise in one way or form at every shipment. This Seminar will assist you in identifying the potential challenges in advance and enable you to ask the right questions to the parties involved, thereby helping you to understand and explain your own risks and exposure.

After the seminar, you will have a have a much deeper understanding of the fundamental functions of the B/L and how it fits into the document flow. You will be able to discuss issues, such as delivery against an LOI, with your superiors, P&I club or legal counsel.

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.


Geoffrey Conlin

Geoffrey Conlin

Chris Garley

Chris Garley

Lucas Leite Marques

Lucas Leite Marques


Peter Grube



  • Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados
  • Av. Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek
  • Vila, Nova Conceição
  • 1600 São Paulo
  • Brazil

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