Bill of Lading – Law and Practice for Tramp and Liner Personnel (May 2022)

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Bill of Lading – Law and Practice for Tramp and Liner Personnel

 MATF-funded course on the “pre-approved” list (maritime-related) under ProTERS”

  CPD: Pending accreditation from the Law Society of Hong Kong

Date: 3 Consecutive Tuesdays on 10th May 2022, 17th May 2022 & 24th May 2022
Time: 19:00 PM – 22:00 PM

Course fee : $1000 per participant

Online Registration link: Click here or
please complete the Enrolment Form (on page 3)  and follow the application procedure as stated.


Functions of Bill of Lading:
• Its functions with reference to parties concerned against relevant legislation or case law.

Characteristics of Bill of Lading and usual problems/arguments arising from them:
• Open B/L, Order B/L, Clean B/L, Foul B/L, Through B/L vs Combine Transit B/L, Straight B/L, Sea Waybill

Different forms of Bill of lading:
• Long form B/L vs Short form B/L – How they look like and work.
• Received for Shipment B/L vs Shipped B/L, their difference, – How they look like and work. How can a
“Received for Shipment B/L” legally convert into a “Shipped B/L”?

Usual problems in relation with Bill of Lading:
• How many original B/L normally issued at loading port and Why?
• How many original B/L is required at discharge port in exchange for goods and Why?
• Whether presentation rule apply to Ocean B/L, Straight B/L, Waybill, Express Bill and why?
• Delivery of goods without original B/L (against Letter of Indemnity or bank Guarantee).
• If cargo was delivery against LOI/Bank Guarantee, how many original B/L is required to surrender to
redeem the LOI/Bank Guarantee? Why?
• Problems associated in the incorporation of Charter Party
• What terms can be incorporated into B/L

Discussion in some of the selected terms in B/L:
• Loading/Discharging costs
• Freight issues

Introduction of Bill of lading Act 1855 to COGSA 1992
• History of BOLA 1855, its problems which give rise to the change in legislation to COGSA 1992

Brief introduction to the legal hurdles to be overcome for Blockchain Bill of lading


CHEUNG, Shun Man (Manson)

Chartered Shipbroker, a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers & an Accredited Mediator (General Panel) of HKIAC/HKMAAL.
Ex-mariner, experience as Port Agent, Charterer in trading firm, Ship Manager, Ship Owner, Chartering & SNP Broker. Part-Time lecturer in Associations/Colleges/Universities for shipping related subjects from 1992 to now.
Vice-Chairman of Institute of Seatransport, The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Hong Kong Branch, and Hong Kong Logistics Management Staff Association

If your goodself / your colleagues are interested to attend the course, please submit your application before or by 6th May 2022.

We look forward to having your participation.

Best regards,

Education Sub-Committee

Institute of Seatransport