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During this session you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and learn about your fellow delegates, as well as share your personal objectives for the seminar.
• The rule as to delivery of cargo
• Delays to the ship
• Charterparty clauses affecting delivery
• Misdelivery and delivery against fraudulent and forged documents
• Alternative documents
• The evidential effect of the bill:
‐ “Quantity/weight unknown” clauses
‐ Apparent good order and condition
‐ Letters of indemnity
‐ Containerisation challenges
• The nature of the contract
• Types of bills of lading
• Incorporation clauses
• Transfer of rights and liabilities
• When does a receiver assume liabilities under the bill of lading?
• The underlying commodity transaction: why and what type of bill of lading is required?
• Relationship between the bill of lading and the sale and purchase agreement
• The role of a bill of lading in letter of credit transactions
• What are the implications of sub‐contracting and involving more than one carrier – where do the responsibilities and liabilities lie?
• Multimodal bills of lading – a comparison of port to port, through and combined transport
• House bills
• Analysis of key terms commonly found in multimodal bills of lading and their interaction with the international conventions
• Seaway bills
• Delivery orders
• Mate’s receipts
• Electronic/paperless bills of lading