BIMCO Asia shipping school

Shipping School 08 May 2019 - 10 May 2019
BIMCO members EUR 1,150.00
non-members EUR 1,550.00
Group discounts available
Admiralty Conference Centre (ACC)
1804A, 18th Floor, Tower 1, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong MTR Admiralty Station - Exit A 金鐘會議中心 金鐘夏愨道18號海富中心1座18樓1804A室 (金鐘港鐵站 A 出口)

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The BIMCO Asia Shipping School is a comprehensive shipping course on specific key chartering subjects. The course is a unique blend of basic principles on bills of lading, voyage and time chartering, laytime and demurrage, mixed with practical examples and case studies. From experience, we know that participants learn well from the practical examples behind the case studies. It enables the participants to explore how what they have learned applies to real world situations. All the case studies come with model answers, which will serve as a future guide for the participants to identify solutions and apply those solutions in their daily work subsequently. The case studies are done in teams so that the students can brainstorm solutions and share the work load.

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Group Discounts

Members of the following organisation are eligible for the BIMCO member price.

Hong Kong Shipowners Association

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If you are member of HKSA, please contact the organisation for the discount code.


MATF-funded course on the "pre-approved" list (maritime-related) under ProTERS

This course is approved by the Transport and Housing Bureau for the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund. Please visit the MATF websites ( or HKMPB  ( for details on ProTERS. 


Philip Yang

Philip Yang has been a full time arbitrator for well over 20 years, mainly in international trade, shipping and commercial disputes. He has published/issued over 500 arbitration awards as a sole or co-arbitrator. Philip is Deputy Chairperson of the Documentary Committee BIMCO, Honorary Chairman and Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), and the Past President of the Asia-Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG). He has published many books and a lot of articles on international trade, shipping and arbitration related topics/matters.

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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

Andrew Rigden-Green

Andrew Rigden-Green is a partner at the Hong Kong office of Stephenson Harwood.  He is experienced in advising a wide range of clients in relation to bareboat, time and voyage charter parties, COA’s, bills of lading and MOAs, as well as shipbuilding contracts and contracts for offshore projects. In addition to drafting documentation and advising in relation to transactions, Andrew has handled litigation before the English High Court and arbitrations under the LMAA terms, LOF salvage, GAFTA and ICC.  He lectures regularly in the UK and in international conferences on charter parties and other aspects of shipping law. He has ... Read more

Peter Glover

Peter is Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong. Peter is a master mariner and disputes lawyer based in Hong Kong. He focuses his practice on the shipping, international trade, regulatory and marine insurance sectors of the international transport industry. 

Peter offers a broad range of services to multinational trading companies, shipowners, charterers, banks and insurers in all aspects of dispute resolution involving trade, commercial shipping, admiralty, salvage, pollution, investigations, marine insurance, risk management and regulatory compliance. 

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Wei Zhuang

Wei Zhuang is the Regional Manager of Asia, BIMCO. Wei started his BIMCO career with the Legal & Contractual Affairs Department in 2011 where he joined a wide range of BIMCO’s standard contracts and clauses projects, including project development, revision and promotion. He was further promoted as China Liaison Officer as well as the General Manager of BIMCO Shanghai Centre. Now as the Regional Manager of Asia, he is committed to keeping a constructive relationship with regional regulators and industry stakeholders and, most importantly, to provide portfolio services to BIMCO members and potential members in Asia.

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Why Choose BIMCO?

BIMCO Training brings you world class training programmes and industry experts, either online or on-site, to guide you through some of the most important shipping topics where BIMCO has over 110 years’ experience and trust.

Customised  training

Usually 2-3 days on-site training customised to a specific or range of topics to meet your organisation’s needs.

Ways To Study

BIMCO provides a versatile mix of learning options giving you the opportunity to cover topics via face-to-face training at one of BIMCO’s global shipping hubs or through customised training to meet your company’s specific needs.