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Live Online: COVID-19 and Shipping

A Practical Guide To Managing Legal And Commercial Impacts

15 June 2020 | Live Online

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REGISTER 2 DELEGATES & THE 3RD COMES FREE!
MCF Training Grant Is Available For Eligible Participants.

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A Practical Guide To Managing Legal And Commercial Impacts

About The Course

Timely and practical, this seminar explores all legal, commercial and contractual implications of COVID-19 on shipping industries, offering immediately useful considerations to your risk mitigation strategies and business continuity planning. Severe disruption has already been felt across  crewing, import/export procedures, production activity; movement of cargo & ships; construction & retrofit orders.

Together with legal & marine insurance experts, attendees will assess the interpretation of key clauses & obligations within their contracts, including charterparty, bill of lading, vessel construction. The discussions will include legal liability pertaining to force majeure, contract frustration and vessel performance. Key retrospective analyses of relatable events will further inform participants of what to expect from disputes and claims.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Implications of Covid-19 on trade flow, logistics & shipping markets
  • Crew implications & strategies around quarantines, off-signing, swap-overs, and preventive measures
  • Review your clauses: Charterparties, Bills of Lading, Vessel Construction contracts
  • Carriers’ & charterers’ perspectives: safe port, port majeure, delays & off-hire, demurrage
  • Insurance – what is covered and what is not?
  • Potentially applicable exclusions
  • What can you learn from recent events?

Who Should Attend

Shipping executives in Legal, Claims, Contract, Chartering & Post-Fixture, Fleet & Vessel Operations functions from

  • Shipowners, operators & managers
  • Charterers, Energy & Commodities Traders
  • Legal Advisory & Insurance Services
  • Terminals & Ports Operators
  • Shipyards, shipbuilders
  • Crewing agencies
  • Ship & Port Agencies
  • Freight forwarders
  • Ship financiers, leasers

pricing

Packages Price
Live Online LearningSGD $1271Early Bird


MCF Training Grant Is Available For Eligible Participants.
Please Refer To www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf For Information.

Register 2 Delegates & the 3rd attends FREE!
Group rate is based on normal rate of main conference package only.
For Group Registrations, email register@informa.com or call +65 6508 2401

 

  • Special Group Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 2 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies – either the early bird rate OR the Special Group Discount.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • A 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies for Singapore venue.
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Guest Speakers

John Simpson
Partner
Stephenson Harwood

 

  • Recognised expert in charterparty law and international trade for dispute resolution
  • Director of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration

 

V Bala
Partner
Rajah & Tann Asia

 

  • Recognised for technical, engineering disputes and drafting of ship sale & purchase agreements, finance, charterparties, COAs, cross-border transactions and many more
  • Trained marine engineer with sailing experience

 

Bernard Yee
Managing Director
Resource Law LLC

 

  • Experienced Singapore mediator, arbitrator, litigator on disputes involving marine insurance, transportation, energy and international trade
  • Advises P&I Clubs, H&M underwriters, insurance brokers, shipowners, managers, chandlers and bunker suppliers and more

 

Ben Chandler
Senior Claims Executive
Standard Club

 

  • Trained and practiced at law firms, specializing in Shipping litigation
  • Assisting on a full range of P&I, FD&D and sanctions-related queries

 

Celia Kang
Marine Personnel Manager (Fleet Management)
Ardmore Shipping

 

  • 14 years in maritime industry, previous experience at Thome Ship Management, AP Moller
  • Specialised in Crewing Operation, Terminal Planning, Commercial & Operational Planning for vessel fleet

Digital Badge

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

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

Available to:
Seminar attendees

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Live Online Learning

Benefits of Live Online Learning

Aimed at offering you immediate, high-quality practical information whilst minimising time and expenditure associated with travelling, our digital training platform enables you to interact in real time with course directors and remotely network with your fellow participants.

  • Progress through the course with fellow participants as you would in a classroom
  • Conduct Q&A with course directors in real time
  • Effectively achieve learning objectives with minimal disruption to your busy schedules
  • Maximise cost saving with reduced travel and discounts for online participation
  • Earn your Digital Certification and broadcast your achievements to your peers
  • Deploy new age interactive tools to learn more from fellow participants

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Agenda

Global supply chain and trade flow impacts of COVID-19

  • Labour market restrictions on industries
  • Logistics and shipping market restrictions
  • Quantifying impact on trade and shipping
  • Documentation and Cargo transfers – accessing BOLs and LOCs, and options

Insurance – what’s covered, what’s not?

P&I perspectives – Current trends

  • Existing P&I arrangement
  • Quarantine claims
  • Demurrage
  • Loss of hire

Crewing implications and strategies

  • Imposing quarantines and restrictions on crew
  • Off signing by Ports
  • Crew swap-overs
  • Safety and Rights of employees
  • Arbitrary detention or discrimination and claims
  • BIMCO’s “infectious or Contagious Diseases Clauses”
  • Crew health and Quarantining
  • Disinfection/fumigation
  • Preventive measures
  • Life salvage & medical treatment
  • Crew health (diversion to land)
  • Repatriation and substitute expenses
  • Fines or penalties
  • Case studies on recent experiences

Group Discussion/Exercise: Reviewing experiences and responses to crew management challenges in the current environment

Charterparty Liabilities And Mitigation Strategies

  • Charterer rights
  • Delays and off hire
    • Responsibilities of owners and charterers for delays caused by Covid-19
    • Consequences of crew illnesses
  • Demurrage
    • Free pratique / quarantine issues
  • Safe port warranties
    • Does presence of Covid-19 render a port unsafe?
    • Requirements for charterers to provide alternative voyage orders
  • Implied indemnity for following charterers’ voyage orders
  • Force Majeure
  • Provisions of common force majeure clauses
  • Is Covid-19 force majeure?
  • When a contract is frustrated
  • Other potentially applicable exclusions
    • Application of common charterparty exceptions clauses
    • Application of Hague (Visby) Rules exceptions
  • Frustration

Cargo Liability – Bills of lading considerations

  • Deviation (eg. Discharge at alternative ports)
  • Indemnity
  • Cargo loss/damages due to delays (?)

Alternative Resolutions / Alternative Means Of Contractual Performance In Focus

  • Transshipment
  • Lightering
  • Reasonable efforts/endeavours
  • Learning from the Ebola impact – Main challenges and disputes
  • Commonalities in the current scenario

 Panel Discussion: Shipping Management Strategies for Covid-19 Impact Mitigation

  • Quarantining
  • Revenue considerations
  • Crewing strategies
  • Vessel performance
  • Liability insurance
  • Others

Risk Management (Legal Advisory Checklist)

  • Inserting express infection disease/epidemic wording into contracts
  • Checking the terms of existing contracts for protection, including force majeure clauses
  • Insurance arrangements – especially where cargo is delivered to an interim port or to some other port

Vessel Construction / Retrofit Contracts

  • Shipyard force majeure / “permissible delay” declarations – experience to date
  • Loss or damages resulting from quarantine restrictions
  • Impact of force majeure events on the critical path to construction completion
  • Key clauses
    • “quarantines”, “epidemic”, “requirements of government authorities”
    • “Inability to obtain delivery or delays in delivery of materials, machinery or equipment”
    • “Other causes or accidents beyond the control of the builder, its subcontractors or suppliers of the nature whether or not indicated by the foregoing words”

when & where

15 Jun 2020

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