Knowing the following is essential for everyone involved in charterparties:
The Certificate in Chartering provides this vital information in an informative, flexible course format.
Module 1 is an overview of the basics of chartering ships to carry cargoes with different types of charter party contract (Voyage and Time Charters) and the basics of contract law and the role of shipbrokers to affect such contracts.
The aim of this module is to introduce delegates to the main features of a time charterparty. The module then examines each of these features in some detail: the vessel’s conformity with its description in the charter; charterers’ right to give orders to the vessel and the corresponding indemnity owed to owners; seaworthiness; charterers’ duty to supply bunkers; late payment of hire; cargo operations; late or early redelivery of the vessel.
Module 3 looks at hire, the owners’ remedies for failure to pay hire and responsibility for cargo loading and discharging as well as the description of the vessel. It also looks at the use and employment of the vessel and when the owners have an implied indemnity for compliance with charterers’ orders. Lastly Module 3 looks at the Inter-Club Agreement and the apportionment of liability between owners and charterers under that agreement.
This module looks at what constitutes a safe port, how a safe port can become an unsafe port and if a naturally unsafe port can be made safe. Module 4 also asks if a ship’s master can refuse to go to an unsafe port, what the consequences are of a charterer ordering the vessel to an unsafe port and what losses may be claimed for the owners if the vessel is damaged
This module covers voyage charterparties, the description of the vessel and structure of the charterparty, the obligations of seaworthiness and due diligence, when (and where) the vessel must arrive and the obligations of the owner and charterer in this regard and finally the incorporation and effect of the Hague or Hague Visby Rules.
This module explores the importance of understanding difficulties that could be faced by practitioners in the charter market. This includes the nomination of ports, the complex process of the supply of a suitable cargo to the ship for loading and the delayed arrival of a vessel at the load port.
Module 7 will take you through laytime and demurrage, covering all aspects including; the definition of a laytime, starting a laytime, exceptions to the laytime, demurrage and despatch, laytime calculations and finally charterers’ defences.
This module considers the interaction of charterparty contracts with other common contracts in carriage and sale of goods eg bills of lading, letters of indemnity, letters of credit. It also looks at ways to resolves disputes arising between the parties, including English court proceedings, London arbitration and mediation. It also considers how parties' claims for breach of contract are calculated.
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 5th April 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 18 weeks
Fees: £1549 / US$2169 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment.
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CPD/CEUs: 28hours / 2.8 CEUs
Overall the course was really interesting and very useful for my current job requirement and I am generally satisfied!
This course is ideal for charterers, ship brokers, agents and traders needing to develop their understanding of charterparty agreements.
In addition, the course has proved to be of great benefit to vessel owners and operators, plus seafaring personnel wishing to develop their knowledge. It has also been of great use to import, export, logistics, operations and distribution managers; as well as accountants, lawyers, claim handlers, adjusters and consultants.
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.
We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.
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.
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