Summer shipping school

Shipping School 17 June 2019 - 21 June 2019
BIMCO members EUR 3,990.00
non-members EUR 4,990.00
VAT (excl. VAT@25%)
Group discounts available
Frederiksborgvej 105 3500 Værløse Denmark
KolleKolle conference hotel

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About BIMCO summer shipping school

Since 2002, over 800 participants have participated in this full, highly intensive, crash course in all shipping-related matters we can possibly cover in one week. 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 on LOI’s, co-mingling of cargoes, and the effects of piracy on shipping contracts, just to mention some of the topics covered!

The backbone of the programme is the case studies, where participants are divided into groups to find practical solutions to realistic situations presented. As in real life, there is rarely one fixed answer to a situation and the discussions between the groups and tutors form an important part of the learning objectives.

On the last day, everyone joins together in a full day exercise “The Big Fixing Game” where the participants compete to fix ships and cargoes using all the knowledge they have gained over the previous days to get the best commercial results.

Several unique events, including specially organised dinners, a visit to the Danish Maritime Museum, a visit to a local ship broker for a presentation on brokering, bridge simulators at Force Technology, and a Copenhagen boat tour including the port are also included in the programme.

The BIMCO summer shipping school is residential and the participants stay at the conference hotel for the duration of the course. The “boot camp” atmosphere is a very important part of the programme. The fee includes accommodation from Sunday 16 June (check in from 14.00) to Saturday 22 June 2019 (check out before 12) (6 nights), Coffee breaks, lunches, participants’ dinners (except Wednesday evening) and excursions (as listed in the programme).

What people say about the BIMCO summer shipping school

Sometimes it is really difficult to express what you think with words. The only thing I can say is that summer shipping school was an amazing experience and the perfect combination of education and fun. Thank you so much for this great experience!

...strange becoming so close to the other participants within such a short timeframe. On the other hand, the location of the hotel ensured that everyone remained in the same place, which I am sure increased the level of learning

To summarise, I have to say I had an amazing week with wonderful people and it was both educational and great fun!

...In particular, I liked the various case-studies and feel I gained a lot of knowledge through these. “I had a great time and learned a lot during the week. The speakers were knowledgeable and were sincerely interested in their fields. I truly feel it has been an educational week, also very interesting taking part in what occurs in other niche markets besides the one I function in.

This course was, although intense, extremely informative and useful both directly for my work, as well as indirectly to provide more insight into the industry and different aspects of it. 



If you are familiar with the BIMCO Summer Shipping School in Copenhagen, you will recognize the basic layout of the Maritime Law Academy: 5 days in total, residential, i.e. you stay together and work together, in a “boot-camp” atmosphere. Where the Summer Shipping School is focused on providing an overview of the chartering aspects, the Law Academy is focused primarily on the legal issues. 


To ensure a streamline sign up process, if you want to pay by bank transfer (invoice), please sign up at least 14 days (non-members) & 7 days for (members) before the course start date. After this period we only accept payment by credit card as stated in training payment and conditions here. If you require a visa invitation letter, please sign up a.s.a.p. Thank you for your cooperation.


Group Discounts

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

Haris Zografakis

Haris Zografakis is a partner at Stephenson Harwood LLC, London and head of the firm's commodities team. He has consistently been singled out by both main legal directories, Chambers and Legal 500, as a leading individual in his areas of expertise. Over more than 20 years, he has dealt with all aspects of trading and shipping petroleum and its products, acting both for traders and shipowners, as well as their respective insurers. He has lectured in four continents, including events organised by BIMCO, universities, as well as the International Maritime Organization and others, and has also served on the editorial board of... Read more

Jonathan Elvey

Jon Elvey teaches and lectures all over the world for BIMCO. He is known for making complex legal topics interesting, understandable and enjoyable. 

Jon spent 37 years with Ince & Co, the leading international London law firm, specializing in maritime disputes in arbitration and litigation. After 15 years in London, Jon moved to Greece to head Inces’ Piraeus office, developing it into a major law practice. Jon has acted for four decades for many of the industry’s biggest shipowners and charterers, advising them on all their commercial issues, with a particular emphasis on ... Read more

Stinne Taiger Ivø

Stinne Taiger Ivø is Vice President and Head of Claims and FDD in Skuld Copenhagen. She has been with Skuld since 2015. She is Master of Law and was admitted to the Danish Bar in 2011 and obtained admission to the High Courts. She holds a PhD in International Company Law and has held a position as external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen in addition to publishing articles and a book. Before joining Skuld she held a position in Danish Shipping (2013-2015) and in Gorrissen Federspiel Law Firm (2008-2013) in Copenhagen.

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Peter Sand

Peter Sand is Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO. He has worked for Statistics Denmark, compiling public accounts and doing international statistical work in relation to the European Union and United Nations. He then joined D/S NORDEN and during the rise and fall of the dry bulk markets, Peter gained experience in the fields of executive assistance, caretaking of investors and the art of transforming financial data and shipping statistics into analyses, presentations and reports. Later on he worked with CSR with a focus on sustainable shipping. Peter left D/S NORDEN as Senior Analyst and member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Board and jo... Read more

Christian Hoppe

Christian is BIMCO’s General Counsel. He is a lawyer and graduated from the University of Copenhagen with a Master’s degree in 2001 and an LL.M. with Distinction from the University of Southampton in 2004. He worked in the Secretariat for maritime policy at the Danish Maritime Authority from 2001, until joining the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Transport and Energy in 2005 where he worked until 2009.

Christian has been with BIMCO for 10 years, providing legal and policy advice in-house and to members and representing the association at various internatio... Read more

Ashok Srinivasan

Ashok is Manager, Maritime Technology and Regulation at BIMCO and is responsible for coordinating BIMCO’s initiatives on a variety of technical, operational and regulation related matters. He represents BIMCO at international organisations such as International Maritime Organization(IMO), International Association of Classification Societies(IACS) on aforementioned matters.

He is educated as a master mariner, dynamic positioning officer, and marine lead auditor. He also holds an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Copenhagen Business School. He is an experienced seafarer with 18 years of expe... Read more

Grant Hunter

Grant Hunter is BIMCO’s Head of Contracts and Clauses, responsible for overseeing the development, revision and promotion of BIMCO’s wide range of internationally used standard contracts and clauses. He has worked in the shipping industry for 40 years.

Grant’s career in the shipping industry spans over 40 years beginning as a deck cadet with Scottish shipping company the Ben Line Steamers Ltd, followed by eight years working ashore in the commercial and operati... Read more

Nina Stuhrmann

Nina Stuhrmann is Manager in the Contracts & Clauses Department at BIMCO. Her main role is to develop, revise and promote BIMCO’s wide range of standard contracts and clauses. She is a German qualified lawyer and holds a LL.M. in Shipping Law from the University of Cape Town. She worked with a P&I and FD&D insurer and as an inhouse counsel for a leading German ship owner. She is specialised in international and commercial dispute resolutions in the marine sector and has a broad experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on charter parties, contracts of affreightments, bills ... Read more

Mads Wacher Kjærgaard

Mads Wacher Kjærgaard is Assistant Manager in BIMCO’s Contracts & Clauses Department. He is involved in the development of BIMCO’s wide range of standard contracts and clauses. Mads is a lawyer and graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 2017. Prior to joining BIMCO in 2018 he was employed with a worldwide credit insurance company. Throughout his studies he was employed by a Danish shipowner in their in-house legal department dealing with a various shipping related and corporate tasks.

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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 ... Read more


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