Charter party workshop

Masterclass 23 October 2019 - 25 October 2019
BIMCO members EUR 1,150.00
non-members EUR 1,550.00
VAT (excl. VAT@22%)
Group discounts available
NH Collection Cinquecento
Piazza dei Cinquecento 90, 00185 Rome, Italy

Programme and links

BIMCO's charter party workshop (dry and tanker) comprises lectures combined with group discussions and case studies, and are highly practical in scope. 

At the end of the workshop, participants may take an "open book" test to assess their level of understanding of the subject matter. This assessment, which leads to the award of a BIMCO certificate, will be of value to employers and employees in demonstrating the effectiveness of the training and knowledge attained. Participants can choose from either dry and tanker assessments, depending on the nature of their business and interest. 

The lectures cover the following key topics.

Voyage chartering

  • the shipowners’ duties
  • the charterers’ duties
  • laytime and demurrage

Time chartering

  • time charter duration and re-delivery
  • payment of hire
  • off-hire clauses
  • employment orders
  • time charter cargo operations 

Common issues

  • what is a safe port?
  • when is a port to be safe?
  • what is the extent of the charterers’ duty?


Group Discounts

10% group discount is available for registering 3 or more participants from the same company. Group discounts cannot be combined with early bird discounts.


NH Hotel Cinquecento offers special rate of €255/day/person (including breakfast and 10% VAT, but excluding City Tax) to BIMCO course participants who wish to stay at the hotel. If you wish to make a reservation, please click the below link to make your bookingPlease settle your payment directly with the hotel.

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

Ayako Odashima

Course organiser
Ayako is Manager in BIMCO’s Training Department, and is responsible for marketing and implementation of BIMCO’s training courses worldwide. Prior to joining BIMCO in 2015, Ayako has worked for various international organisations, including UNICEF, FAO, WFP and UNOPS, and has been responsible for large-scale emergency logistics and coordinated training programs on humanitarian logistics and supply chain management in Asia, Africa, Europe and in the Middle East. Ayako holds a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science... Read more


BIMCO only accepts sign up online. During the sign up process, you are able to sign up yourself and on behalf of colleagues. One invoice will be produced for all participants. Discounts will be calculated automatically during the sign up process based on your selections.

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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.