Carriage contract, liabilities & cargo claims Masterclass

Masterclass 04 June 2019 - 05 June 2019
BIMCO members EUR 790.00
non-members EUR 1,190.00
Group discounts available
Shanghai North Bund Shipping Service Centre
Function Room at 2Floor No. 150 Huoshan Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai P.R. China

Programme and links

BIMCO's masterclass on marine carriage contracts, liabilities and cargo claims examines in detail specific issues which arise when goods are damaged, lost or delayed during transit. This masterclass will focus on the legal liabilities of carriers and the practical issues which arise when claims are made against ships, including the mechanics of pursuing and defending cargo claims.

The course comprises presentations on various relevant aspects and two case studies which will consider these issues in the context of common day-to-day scenarios.

Topics covered

  • overview of marine cargo claims
  • principal causes of cargo claims
  • the significance of transport documents to the claims process
  • introduction to the international conventions for the carriage of goods by sea
  • the carrier’s duty to provide a seaworthy ship and a ship fit to carry the cargo
  • the carrier’s duty of care in relation to the care of cargo
  • the carrier’s defences
  • practical issues: notice of loss, evidence, surveyors, burden of proof, quantifying losses, currency of claims
  • jurisdiction and security requirements
  • cargo claims under multimodal carriage contracts
  • dangerous cargoes
  • relevant insurance issues
  • case studies are integrated in the programme and an optional assessment is scheduled at the end of the course.

Extra info

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Group Discounts

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

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, Edinburgh Law Review, Law Quarterly Review, Torts Law Journal and Journal of... 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

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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