Commodity trading & chartering masterclass - Vancouver

Masterclass 11 September 2017 - 13 September 2017
BIMCO members EUR 990.00
non-members EUR 1,390.00
Group discounts available
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
1133 West Hastings Street Vancouver BC V6E 3T3 Canada

Programme and links

This BIMCO masterclass examines commodity sale as a whole. It requires that the parties enter an international contract of sea carriage, which is heavily influenced by the sale contract. The documents demanded from the ship and cargo underwriters must satisfy the requirements of the sale contract, and carriers and traders need to understand how the various aspects of the overall arrangement inter-relate since their expectations and requirements are influenced by the expectations and requirements of the other parties.

The close links between the sale contract, the insurance contract and the carriage contract will be examined in presentations and case studies to see why and how the various documents which are customarily issued interrelate. Each aspect of the arrangement such as the cargo sale, the cargo insurance and the carriage contracts will be considered both separately and in relation to the other relevant aspects:

  • principles and common forms of commodity sale contracts
  • the relationship between the sale, insurance and carriage contracts
  • principles of cargo and liability insurance
  • the shipowners' versus the charterers' duties
  • forms of contracts of carriage
  • the relevance of compulsory international conventions
  • the bill of lading as a receipt, evidence of contract of carriage and document of title
  • the transfer of rights and obligations between holders of the bill of lading
  • letters of indemnity (LOI).

Who should attend

All staff in operations and chartering as well as traders, importers/exporters, port agents and brokers looking for a content specific course and wide-ranging overview of the chartering field, and the mechanisms driving the market. It is also well suited for finance, accountants and legal consultants who wish to broaden their knowledge base.


Group Discounts

10% discount is available for registering three or more participants at the same time. 

Richard Williams

Richard Williams was a partner with Ince & Co for 25 years and was chairman of the firm’s dry shipping business group specialising in carriage of goods, charter parties and P&I issues. He was regularly consulted both by private clients and also by United Nations agencies and other international bodies in relation to industry-wide issues. He is the author of numerous articles on shipping law and is co–author of the standard textbook “Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims” published by Lloyds of London Press (4th edition 2005). He is now a consultant to Ince & Co and a visiting professor, teaching ma... Read more

Baris Soyer

Professor Soyer is the Director of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University ( He is a member of the British Maritime Law Association and British Insurance Law Association. He is the author of Warranties in Marine Insurance published by Cavendish Publishing (2001), Marine Insurance Fraud published by Informa Publishing and of an extensive list of journal articles published in elite journals such as Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Journal of Business Law, Cambridge Law Journal, Law Quarterl... Read more

Peter Grube

Peter Grube is Head of Training: Courses and joined BIMCO in 1990. His first position was in the Support & Advice team, where he assisted BIMCO members with a wide range of commercial issues. In 2000 he was appointed Marketing & Sales Director of BIMCO, responsible for promoting and driving forward BIMCO’s global position as a leading maritime organisation. In 2005 he transferred to BIMCO Training, developing, coordinating and delivering BIMCO courses and seminars world-wide. Prior to joining BIMCO he worked in ship ownership in Copenhagen as well as sale & purchase in Greece. He is a graduate from the Danish School for Inte... Read more

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