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13 – 14 November 2018
America Square (Cavendish Venues),

General Average Seminar

Understand the fundamentals of General Average, YAR 2016 and revisions to key clauses

A 2-day seminar examining legal cases and the essentials for general average

In the wake of Maersk Honam

Maersk Line has issued new guidelines for the stowage of dangerous cargo to improve safety measures across its 750-strong fleet of vessels.

The company evaluated 3,000 United Nations hazardous materials classification numbers to produce its new set of stowage guidelines.

Key topics and features for 2018

Examination of recent GA cases in the news – ultra large container ship accidents in 2018

Explore the latest legal cases in the news and take a closer look at the practical issues arising from the latest GA incidents. 

Introduction to the rules of general average

A clear and comprehensible introduction to the rules themselves, teamed with engaging casualty scenario sessions to cement your understanding.

BIMCO's revisions to GA clauses

Donald Chard from BIMCO will provide an introduction to the reason and effect of BIMCO’s revision to their specialist general average clauses.

Trouble shooting sessions

Open discussions will take place on how the industry can best overcome the insurance, legal and operational challenges that present themselves when dealing with general average.

Topics for discussion include:

  • Should you or shouldn't you declare – cost/benefit analysis
  • Challenges of managing containership general average
  • Security collection is an expensive, paper driven exercise in a digital world. Can we do better and who needs to make it happen?
Insurer's perspective on general average

Per-Age Nygard from the Norwegian Hull Club will be discussing hull machinery exposure and challenges likely to arise in general average claims.

Workshop on practical issues relating to GA

Expert guidance on the implications of general average incidents for the various shareholders involved, including the procedures to be followed when an incident occurs, management of distressed cargo, legal issues arising in general average incidents and practical adjusting exercises.

Attend This Seminar to:

  • Get a thorough grounding in this much discussed and often misunderstood principle of maritime law.
  • Gain insight into the key changes in the York Antwerp Rule 2016 revisions and BIMCO’s amendments to their Average Bond & Absorption clauses.
  • Take part in a legal examination of the issues that arise during general average cases.
  • Understand the various factors that can influence shipowner and insurer exposure.
  • Be introduced to average adjuster best practice.
  • Be led by industry experts through a series of casualty scenario sessions – putting the theory you’ve learnt straight to the test.
  • Walk away having gained a unique insight into what general average is, what it does, and how it affects you!

Who Should Attend

This practical course is perfect for anybody who has a limited understanding of General Average, or needs to know more about the latest developments in the field.
It is designed to bring delegates up-to-speed quickly, via the practical guidance of expert practitioners in the average adjustment, legal, and insurance industries.
Perfect for professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including those from law firms, specialised loss adjusting companies, insurance companies, reinsurance companies, shipowners and brokers.

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