Carriage contracts, liabilities & cargo claims masterclass

Masterclass 10 December 2019 - 12 December 2019
BIMCO members EUR 1,150.00
non-members EUR 1,550.00
Early bird discounts available. See below
Group discounts available
Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront
Al Abraaj Street, Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.


Early bird sign up

BIMCO members

For individual participants, an early bird price of EUR: 1035 applies if sign up and payment is received before 03-September-2019

BIMCO non-members

For individual participants, an early bird price of EUR: 1395 applies if sign up and payment is received before 03-September-2019

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.

Special rates offered at Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront for BIMCO course participants

If you wish to make a reservation at the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront, please click the link below to make your booking. Radisson Blu reservation link

Rates are: AED600 (single room)/AED670 (double room) plus AED20 tax per day/room, including breakfast. 

Please settle your payment directly with the hotel, as all participants are responsible for their own accommodation. For questions regarding your reservation, please contact 

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

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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