The legal Principles in Shipping –PSPS 5005

22nd March - 26th March 2021 (Accra, Ghana) 14th July - 18th July 2021 (London, UK) 11th October - 15th October 2021 (London, UK)

Course Overview

This course is developed to unveil the legal principles governing the maritime industry and shipping operations from shipping documents, ingredients of contract law to arbitration and litigation. It is designed for those working in the shipping industry be it private or public, vessel owners or operators, officers working in the shipping sector of Oil companies, importers, exporters, lawyers, accountants, maritime consultants and for those who wish to expand their knowledge of this aspect of learning.


Learning Outcome

  • Understand common shipping principles
  • The principles of the law of contract especially the essential ingredients of offer, acceptance, consideration and legality
  • Understand various shipping documents
  • General principles of law of agency
  • The precise nature of torts
  • Statutes of limitations and time bars and their impact in shipping business. Understand time bars imposed by statutes or international conventions and those which are contractually agreed
  • Basic principles of chartering
  • The different services provided by maritime arbitrators including short form arbitration and mediation
  • Measures relating to safety, the environment and substandard shipping


Indicative Contents

  • Overview of the shipping industry and how shipping has evolved over the years
  • Different types of shipping documentation
  • Principles and essential ingredients of contract law
  • Freight derivatives
  • Chartering background, Legal framework and an Introduction to charter negotiations
  • Legal aspects of chatter parties
  • Law of carriage, agency and torts
  • Bill of lading and waybill
  • Ship ownership and admiralty jurisdiction
  • Limitation of liability
  • Dispute resolution
  • Advantages and disadvantages of arbitration versus litigation


More Detail
Duration This is a one-week programme spread over 5 working days. working days
Certification A certificate of completion is issued on successful completion of the programme.
Location Accra-Ghana, London-UK
Travel and accommodation Travel and accommodation to be paid for at source by delegates
Fees Course fees for tuition, materials and certification: £4,000 (Excl. VAT) per delegate for 1 week.
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