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Certificate in Chartering

Build your understanding of charterparty contracts - training course by tutored distance learning

Starts 10 April 2018

Online Learning

Charterparties are complex documents - would you benefit from a detailed understanding?

With the danger of reduced profits or even significant losses being incurred by errors in the drafting or understanding of a charterparty – can you afford to not be fully informed?

The Certificate in Chartering is a fascinating course designed to give all those involved with these crucial contracts a practical, commercial and legal grounding in charterparties.

Compiled by specialists, the carefully structured study modules of the Certificate in Chartering programme highlight all the important issues and pitfalls, and discuss legal and practical solutions to problems, plus how to avoid them by good planning.

When: 10 April 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: Part-time over 18 weeks

Ideal for: Charterers, Ship Brokers, Agents, Traders, Vessel Owners and Operators, Seafaring Personnel, Import, Export, Logistics, Operations and Distribution Managers, Accountants, Lawyers, Claim Handlers, Adjusters and Consultants

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  • Introduction, Market Context and Broking
  • Time Charterparties I – Introduction and Owners’ Issues
  • Time Charterparties II – Charterer Issues
  • Time Charterparties III – Ports and Performance
  • Voyage Charterparties I – Introduction and Owners’ Obligations
  • Voyage Charterparties II – Charterers’ Obligations
  • Voyage Charterparties III - Laytime and Demurrage
  • Conflict, Interaction and Resolution

"Overall the course was really interesting and very useful for my current job requirement and I am generally satisfied!"

Student, 2015

Course Director

cert in chartering course director

Alex McIntosh Partner, Clyde & Co.

Alex McIntosh is a Partner at Clyde & Co LLP, where he has worked as a shipping lawyer since 1987. He has worked in London and Hong Kong and is now in Piraeus advising ship owners, charterers, defence clubs, traders and lenders on the practical and legal aspects of all types of charterparties.

Alex has advised on dispute for clients all over the world and has
handled court proceedings, arbitrations and mediations.

Read more about Alex McIntosh.

"It's very helpful to get the full picture of all actors in chartering, their tasks, rights, obligations and so on. The information was very relevant and helpful."

Student, 2015

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