Course Objectives

  • Define and understand the fundamental aspects of Maritime Law
  • Understand the basis of the carriage of goods of sea, the bill of lading
  • Familiarise oneself with Charter Party terms and the law relating to it
  • Understand the position of Ports and their obligations, risks and liabilities
  • Know the basis for calculation of lay time and demurrage claims
  • Develop skills in shipbroking and chartering negotiations, bills of lading and dispute resolution issues

Target Audience

Maritime Law & Shipping Contracts training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals employed in Maritime Industry, but it will be particularly beneficial to:

  • Fleet Managers
  • Ship Managers
  • Superintendents
  • Harbour Masters
  • Legal counsel
  • Financial officers
  • Technical Managers
  • Marine Operations Personnel
  • Business Development Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Maritime and logistics executives
  • Maritime Executives
  • Ship Engineers


The training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual workplace. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the training.

Course Modules

  • The Maritime Legal Framework & Admiralty Jurisdiction
  • Public International Law & Fundamentals of Contract Law
  • Ownership and Registration of Vessels – The Flag State
  • The law applicable to maritime claims;
  • Security; arrest and freezing orders;
  • Maritime liens; Enforcing Maritime Claims
  • Shipping Documents in International Trade
  • Terms of the carriage contract;
  • Bill of Lading and common clauses & charter party bills of lading;
  • Tender of shipping documents under C.I.F. and F.O.B contracts;
  • Cargo Claims Bills of lading and other shipping documents;
  • Hague and Hague-Visby Rules;
  • The Rotterdam Rules.
  • Letters of indemnity for cargo damage and Pre and Postdating, delivery without presentation of the Bill of Lading
  • Powers, Rights and Liabilities of Port Authorities
  • Duties in relations to pilotage
  • Duties of pilots and master
  • Collisions – Key features and legal framework
  • The pilot as the ‘controller of collisions’.
  • Limitation of Liability – Concept of limitation and the types of limitation
  • Different Types of charter party
  • Contracts of Affreightment
  • Commercial terms of charter parties
  • Nomination of safe port
  • Supply of cargo & Owners’ lien on cargo
  • Delivery & Re-delivery obligations
  • Freight & Charter Hire & Cancelling rights
  • Safe Ports
  • Port systems
  • Berths Vs Ports
  • Master’s Skill
  • Types of Lay-time
  • Starting lay-time & Notice of Readiness (NOR)
  • Lay-time Calculation
  • Suspending Lay-time and Stopping Lay-time
  • Cancellation of charter party and Lay-can
  • Demurrage and Despatch
  • Damages for Detention

Get To Know The Trainer

Trainer Chinyere


Trainer Chinyere is conversant in the areas of maritime, civil, corporate and commercial litigations and thereafter, stretching and diversifying her practice into Conveyancing/Property, Banking, Finance, Commercial & Corporate and Maritime Law. After almost 12 years gathering an adequate legal knowledge and experience in legal practice in a few legal firms, she was ready and confident to join corporate practice for company to share her legal knowledge and experience which gained from practicing in legal firms.

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  • 2 Days of training
  • E-Certificate of Completion
  • E-Training manual
  • Trainer logistic to client`s place


  • 1 or 20 pax, same price
  • Confirmed-to-run even for 1 pax
  • Cheapest available (*we will price match!)
  • Money-Back-Guaranteed Quality
  • HRDF Certified & Claimable



RRP RM4,765/DAY   SAVE RM1,430

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