Bills of Lading Essentials in Spanish

  • Online, 16:00 UTC
  • 21 May 2024 3 days
  • Available seats 3
  • Payment: visa visa visa visa

Course price

BIMCO member EUR 290
Non-member EUR 350


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


The entire training course is delivered in Spanish, and all course materials prepared by the trainers will be in Spanish. 

A PDF version of the programme in Spanish can be found here.

The Bills of Lading Online Seminar consists of six sessions conducted over three days, each session lasting 70 minutes with a short break in between. The seminar focusses on the practical aspects of Bills of Lading (B/L) within the context of various essential documents required for international trade transactions. The seminar covers international conventions and highlights the crucial role of B/L for all stakeholders involved in cargo transactions.

What will you learn?

The Bill of Lading is at the core of international trade. The course focuses on common issues in B/L disputes (such as claused B/L’s, general average, LOI’s and liens) as well as on how this is legally dealt with worldwide. The seminar is highly practical and focusses on practical solutions to common B/L problems.

On the first day of this training program, you will head straight into the complex web of commercial contracts that form the foundation of international trade. This followed by a session on how the contract of sale relates to INCOTERMS, the connection between the contract of carriage and the bill of lading, and the insurance contract's role in managing risks.

This is followed by sessions where we review the key players in international transport operations, including owners, charterers, carriers, freight forwarders, and NVOCCs and how each party ha different commercial requirements and demands. Equipped with this understanding, you will explore topics like international cargo conventions, bill of lading functions, and carrier responsibilities. Each session builds upon the last, offering a comprehensive grasp of the complexities inherent in international trade and transportation.



 Topic Speaker
Tuesday 21 May 1 Introduction: The inter-relationship between contracts Javier Franco
2 Participants in international transport operation
Wednesday 22 May 3 Introduction to the international conventions for the carriage of cargo by sea Ismael Sánchez Delfín
4 The Bill of Lading: Main characteristics and their functions
Thursday 23 May 5 Other situations arising out of the usage of bills of lading  Javier Franco
6 Bills of lading and the responsibility of the carrier
Starting time

16:00 UTC

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Why choose to participate?

In just six short and dynamic sessions, we will cover a unique blend of theory, engaging discussions, and real-world examples to demystify the complexities surrounding Bills of Lading (B/L). Our experienced trainers will not only share invaluable insights but also steer you towards practical solutions directly applicable to your daily tasks. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in maritime transportation, this Masterclass is designed to elevate your expertise and equip you with the skills needed to navigate B/L issues with confidence.

How will this course help your professional development?

Bills of Lading issues arise in one way or form at every shipment. This course 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 course, you will have a have a better understanding of the fundamental functions of the B/L and how it fits into the document flow.

Course certification

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Course materials

BIMCO issues electronic course files as an Adobe PDF file enabling you to make personal notes. All PowerPoints and presentations will be in Spanish. Course access details will be provided once the registration is completed.


Ismael Sanchez Delfin


Javier Franco



Madie Sancehz

Madie Sanchez

Thomas Damsgaard

Thomas Damsgaard

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