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COURSE: Advanced Bills of Lading

18 - 19 June 2020, London, UK

PROGRAMME


 

Day 1


Introduction to Bills of Lading

•   Commercial and legal functions of a B/L – as a receipt, document of title, transferable contract of carriage
•   Common “labels” for B/L
•   Relationship between B/L and sale contract           

Similar documents
•    Waybills
•    Delivery Orders
•    Mate’s Receipts
•    Electronic Title

The Hague, Hague-Visby, Hamburg and Rotterdam Rules
•    Overview and their application
•    Rights and Obligations of parties
•    Paramount clauses    

Enforcement of Bills of Lading – Practical Concerns
•    Identifying the Contractual Carrier
•    Identifying the party entitled to sue and be sued
•    Identifying incorporated C/P terms
•    Fraudulent B/Ls         

Common carriage responsibilities under Bills of Lading
•    The “STARSIN” and “RAFAELA  S”
•    Letters of Indemnity  

CASE STUDY 1

Day 2

Bills of Lading – Issue and Corrections
•    Procedures for Issuing B/L
•    Switched B/L
•    Problems created by error in B/L
•    Correction or Substitution of a B/L  

Letters of Credit
•    UCP 500 v UCP 600 / ISBP
•    INCOTERMS 2000 / 2010 / 2020      

Through and combined transport bills of lading
•    Implications of sub-contracting and involving more than one actual carrier: whose responsibility and             liability?
•    Himalaya clause
•    Multimodal bills of lading – a comparison of through & combined transport bills of lading
•    House bills of lading  

Which is the governing contract of carriage?
•    Liner Booking Note v Charter Party
•    Effect of Charter Party terms on Bs/L
•    Examples supplied by delegates for discussion       

CASE STUDY 2

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