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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
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Registration
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
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Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
  • Andrew Keates - Partner, Keates Ferris
09:15 - 09:35 20 mins
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Introduction to the English Maritime Law and Court System
  • Andrew Keates - Partner, Keates Ferris
09:35 - 10:15 40 mins
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Overview of voyage charterparties
  • Overview of the parties´rights and obligations
  • A step-by-step look at the stages of a voyage charter
  • Voyage charter relationship with bills of lading and the contract of sale
10:15 - 11:15 60 mins
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The preliminary voyage and undertakings concerning the chartered vessel
  • Terms concerning the vessel’s description
  • Nomination and liberty to substitute
  • Maintenance of class
  • Significance of expected ready to load date and ETA
  • Performance obligations relating to approach voyage
  • Remedies of the charterer, in particular cancellation
11:15 - 11:25 10 mins
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Questions & discussion
11:25 - 11:40 15 mins
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Coffee & networking break
11:40 - 12:45 65 mins
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Loading and unloading cargo: what is expected from the charterer?
  • Concept of contractual cargo
  • Type and quantity of cargo
  • Full and complete cargo clause
  • Dangerous cargoes
  • Obligations regarding loading and unloading cargo
12:45 - 13:45 60 mins
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Lunch
13:45 - 15:00 75 mins
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The ship owner’s obligations in relation to the voyage and delivery
  • The seaworthy ship
  • Duty to carry with care
  • Exclusion and limitation of liability
  • Performance obligations:
    • route and dispatch
    • deviation
    • licence to deviate clauses
    • delivery to agreed destination
    • right to deliver to alternative ports or places
15:00 - 15:40 40 mins
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Understanding standard clauses in charterparty agreements
  • Agency
  • Law and jurisdiction
  • Brokerage and commission
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
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Tea & networking break
16:00 - 17:00 60 mins
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Case Study: Common issues with voyage charterparties

Explore a factual scenario under a voyage charter and advise relevant parties as to their rights and obligations. Gain an operational understanding of charterparties by considering:

  • Cancellation
  • Load port problems
  • Machinery breakdown
  • Time-barred claims
  • Letters Of Indemnity (LOI)
  • Freight payment
17:00 - 17:15 15 mins
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Chairman’s comments and close of day one
  • Andrew Keates - Partner, Keates Ferris
17:15 - 18:15 60 mins
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Keates Ferris' Drinks at a Traditional Local Public House

Join your fellow attendees for a beer at a local London pub