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  Review of world trade Download Course Brochure
 
  • World trade
  • Extent to which it is maritime
  • Australian trade figures
  • Origins and destinations of imports and exports
   
  Maritime commerce
 
  • Organising maritime commerce
  • Prevalence of ships under charter
  • Main origins of shipping owners and charterers
  • Common types of charter
   
 

Demise/bareboat charters

 
  • Demise charters defined
  • Frequency
  • Nature of demise charter
  • Purpose of demise charter
   
  Voyage charters
 
  • Voyage charters defined
  • Main characteristics and common clauses
  • What constitutes deviation
  • Special issues such as Letters of Indemnity, Paramount
  • Clauses and Limitations of Liability
  • Contractual mechanisms to manage risks and rewards
  • Remedies
   
  Time charters
 
  • Time charters, their duration
  • Main characteristics and common clauses
  • Analysis of specific clauses
  • Special issues and employment orders
  • Contractual mechanisms to manage risks and rewards
  • Remedies
   
  Time and voyage charters
 
  • Analysing the combination of voyage and time charters
  • Issues arising from such combinations
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Legal Issues
   
 

Activity

 
  • Factual question requiring participants to discuss highlighted issues.
   
 

Specific legal issues and clauses in voyage charters

 
  • Specific legal issues in voyage charters
  • Safe voyages
  • Special clauses
  • Comparison with time charters
   
 

Comparing and contrasting time, voyage, demise/bareboat, slot charters and sub-charters

 
  • Examples of voyage charters
  • Examples of time charters
  • Differences highlighted
  • Comparison with demise charters
  • Time sub-charters
  • Voyage sub-charters
  • Slot charters
   
 

Disputes in voyage charters

 
  • Examples of disputes in voyage charter cases
  • Examples of disputes in charter cases
  • Safe voyages
  • Safe ports
  • Excluded zones
  • Claims
   
 

Analysing specific clauses in voyage charters

 
  • Specific sample clauses of importance in voyage charters
  • Specific sample clauses of importance in time charters
  • Charter type to be preferred
   
 

Activity

 
  • Examination of charterparties commonly in use; identifying relevant terms and discussing their effects
  • New threats to the chartering of vessels, eg. terrorism, piracy
   
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