Laytime and demurrage masterclass

  • Paris, France
  • 27 May 2020 (3 days)
  • Available seats 17
  • Payment: visa visa visa visa

Course price

Early bird discount BIMCO member From EUR 1035 (Normal price EUR 1150)
Expires 27-02-2020 Non-member From EUR 1395 (Normal price EUR 1550)

Course programme

Masterclass overview

This masterclass covers general principles on laytime and demurrage for both dry and wet trades. The course focuses on the fundamental principles which underpin laytime and demurrage and how these principles can be changed quite dramatically by the wording of contractual terms. Laytime and demurrage disputes constitute a substantial proportion of the cases which are tried by arbitrators and courts in many countries and which result in substantial legal/other costs to the parties concerned. The course also includes practical examples of calculations through a case study. The masterclass will cover the following key topics:

  • introduction to laytime and demurrage
  • types of laytime 
  • commencement of laytime 
  • stoppages and termination of laytime
  • example of laytime calculation using statement of facts, timesheets, etc. 
  • overview of demurrage and dispatch  
  • averaged and reversible laytime 
  • damages for detention  
  • stoppage and termination of demurrage   
  • international sale contracts and demurrage payments 
  • commercial usage of laytime/demurrage in non-traditional ways 
  • time bar and other issues affecting claims for demurrage  
  • litigating or arbitrating demurrage claims – a comparison

Case studies and worked examples: choose from either tanker or dry cargo case study groups.

The masterclass ends with a final assessment (dry or tanker) where participants can test their understanding and gained knowledge.


Peter Grube



  • Paris TBD
  • Suitable venue to be announced
  • Paris
  • France

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.

Alternative dates & locations

  • Shanghai, China
  • 04 May, 2020 (3 days)
  • From EUR 1035 EB 04-02-2020
  • Available seats 23  
More info
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.
  • 02 September, 2020 (3 days)
  • From EUR 1035 EB 02-06-2020
  • Available seats 25  
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Peter Grube

Peter Grube, Head of Training