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P52293 Charterparty Negotiation
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Charterparty Negotiation

21 – 22 October 2019, Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore

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Complex Issues, Key Clauses, Risks, Claims, Dispute Resolution and more

Key Topics Covered

  • Learn about duty of care and performance obligations of Shipowners and Charterers
  • Understand common problems with the charterparty period
  • How to negotiate important clauses: what really matters
  • Key steps for managing claims and losses
  • How to manage risk that may lead to disputes
  • Understanding the various methods of resolving disputes
  • Explore critical elements including
    • Payment of hire and remedies for non-payment
    • Employment orders
    • Performance claims
    • Off-hire clauses
    • Laytime and demurrage
    • Deviation and liberty clauses
    • Common issues in charterparties – liens, dangerous goods, safe ports and paramount clauses

Who Should Attend

Participants will be expected to have some prior knowledge of charter
parties as the workshops have been designed to tackle this area at an
advanced level

  • Ship owners and managers
  • Charterers including Importers, Exporters and Traders
  • Shipbrokers
  • Port and ship agents
  • P&I personnel
  • Logistics and shipping professionals
  • Legal advisers, solicitors and barristers
  • Freight forwarders
  • Government bodies and representatives

What Past Delegates Liked About This Course

“Comprehensive coverage delivered in a concise manner. Lots of sharing and real life example from the trainer”
~ EDF Trading Singapore Pte Ltd

“Practical, clear and easy to follow. Hands-on practices were useful”
~ Charles Taylor Mutual Management

“The training is very informative. The instructor/trainer is extremely excellent and knowledgeable on the subject matter.”
~ Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

“Provides a clear concept on laytime with general examples”
~ Total Oil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd


Digital Badge

Upon completion of this training course, participants will earn a digital badge.

Earners of Charter Party Negotiations Certificate have acquired practical understanding of the complex issues associated with charterparty periods; how to best interpret and draft key clauses to minimise risks and claims. They are skilled in interpreting & using clauses pertaining to laytime & demurrage, payment, charterers’ & owners’ duties, vessel performance claims; and are capable of identifying & strategising dispute resolution approaches.

charter party, drafting, clauses, laytime, demurrage, claims handling, payment of hire, off-hire clauses, deviation, performance, employment orders, paramount clauses, negotiations, voyage charterparty, time charterparty

Attend and participate in the 2 full days of training course duration, led by the designated training expert

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Jeffrey Blum Charterparty Negotiation | Advanced Laytime & Demurrage

Jeffrey Blum


Day One


  • Formation of contracts under English law
  • Express and implied terms
  • Warranties & conditions & innominate/intermediate terms
  • The relationship between the contract of sale, the charter party and the bill of lading
  • The negotiation and formation of the charter party contract
  • Understanding the various methods of resolving disputes


  • Why is this clause of paramount importance?
  • Which type of Paramount Clause can be used in a Bill of Lading?
  • Which type of Paramount Clause can be used in a charter party?


  • Hague-Visby Rules: Articles 3 and 4
  • To provide a seaworthy ship
  • Properly and carefully to care for the cargo
  • To proceed with reasonable dispatch
  • Cancellation clauses


  • Provide cargoes, correctly described
  • Pay freight/deadfreight/demurrage/damages for detention
  • Port nominations including safe port

Day Two


  • When does laytime start to run?
  • What suspends laytime?
  • When does laytime stop?
  • Demurrage
  • Damages for detention
  • Reversible v Non-Reversible v Averageable
  • Worked examples of Dry and Wet laytime


  • Time charter duration and re-delivery
  • Overlap/underlap
  • Last Voyage Clauses
  • Illegitimate last voyages
  • Express and implied tolerances
  • “Without Guarantee”
  • Methods of payment of hire
  • Payment on time
  • Allowance for late payment: anti-technicality clause: latest law cases
  • Permitted deductions


  • Withdrawal of ship from charterers’ service
  • Suspension of services


  • Employment v navigation and safety, incl “HILL HARMONY”
  • Orders which a master must or may refuse
  • Who is responsible for cargo operations?
  • Stevedore damage issues


  • When is a ship underperforming?
  • Practical issues
  • What is the difference between claiming damages and off-hire?

when & where

21 - 22 Oct 2019

Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus
333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Tel: +65 6831 6062 | Fax: +65 6737 3130
Mobile No.: +65 8298 9442
Contact Person: Tan Ai Li

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