Maritime Law & Shipping Contracts

Develop your knowledge of the international regulatory and contractual frameworks that underpin the maritime industry

16 - 19 January 2024
Golden Tulip City Center Hotel
Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania

Maritime Law & Shipping Contracts

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Local - TZs 700,000.00 Per Delegate

International - USD 550.00 Per Delegate

Course overview:

The knowledge and the contractual and international regulatory framework which underpins the Shipping Industry is paramount in dealing with issues that may arise on a daily basis in the shipping and maritime industry.

This Maritime Law & Shipping Contracts training course will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the various aspects of Maritime Law, Charter Parties, Carriage of goods by sea and International law relating to the Law of the Sea. Also covered will be the issues that relate to Lay time and Demurrage and to minimize demurrage claims. The course will provide you with the essential skill sets to manoeuvre your way around the areas of the maritime claims and rights of the respective parties involved in the Shipping trade.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, you will be able to: 

    • Gain understanding of the fundamental basis of Maritime Law
    • Gain full knowledge of the main Shipping Contracts, Treaties and International Convention affecting the Maritime Industry
    • Know the full responsibilities and rights of the various parties involved in the shipping trade
    • Learn to better manage the risks and liabilities involved in maritime transactions
    • Know the best use of alternative dispute resolution processes to resolve claims disputes to save costs and time

Targeted Audience:

This Maritime Law & Shipping Contracts training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will especially benefit: 

    • CEO, COO, CFO
    • Fleet Managers
    • Ship Managers
    • Superintendents
    • Legal counsel
    • Financial officers
    • Technical Managers
    • Marine Operations Personnel
    • Business Development Managers
    • Commercial Managers
    • Maritime and logistics executives
    • Maritime Executives
    • Ship Engineers

Course Outline:

Introduction to Maritime Law

    • Maritime law and the legal framework
    • International law and Conventions relating to the Law of the Sea
    • IMO maritime conventions
    • The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (Vienna, 1980) Contract law:
    • The basics contract law (English law) elements of a legally binding contract
    • Ship building and repair contracts
    • Ship sale and purchase contracts
    • The Flag State -Ownership and Registration of Vessels
    • Security, arrest and freezing orders

Basic Elements of Carriage of Goods by Sea, Bills of Lading & Charter Parties

    • The legal basis of the law governing carriage of goods by sea
    • Different Types of Charterparties – including their function, key legal features, ramifications, the operation of contractual freedom
    • The legal aspects of Bills of lading, including their function and ramifications
    • Existing Conventions & Rules on carriage of goods by sea including the Hague Rules, Hague-Visby Rules and Hamburg and Rotterdam Rules
    • Review of Standardised contracts including BIMCO standard contracts
    • Vetting Voyage charters, time charters, bareboat charters

Marine Insurance and International Contracts of Sale

    • Key principles relating to Marine insurance law and practice
    • Basic types of marine insurance (e.g. voyage, time, cargo, hull, etc.) and related standard contracts
    • Marine insurance law as it relates to the interests of the parties involved
    • The position of the buyer and the seller in international trade, including risks in the passing of property in goods, the involvement of banks and the documentation (e.g. letters of credit)
    • Marine insurance – principle of utmost good faith
    • Insurable interest  & Proximate cause
    • Subrogation, Contract of indemnity & Warranties
    • Types of marine insurance policies and related concepts
    • Cargo clauses and other related concepts

Voyage Charter Party:  Lay-time & Claims for Demurrage & Despatch

    • Types of Lay-time
    • Starting lay-time & Notice of Readiness (NOR)
    • Lay-time Calculation
    • Suspending Lay-time and Stopping Lay-time
    • Cancellation of charter party and Lay-can
    • Demurrage and Despatch
    • Damages for Detention

Enforcement of Maritime Claims 

    • Vessel arrest, including applicable international instruments and sister ship arrest
    • The use and purpose of freezing orders (Mareva injunction)
    • The exercise of jurisdiction
    • Maritime claims and vessel arrest
    • Understanding how ship arrest works including Sister ship arrest

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Techniques

    • Commercial Mediation
    • Enforcement of ADR techniques

End of the workshop



While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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