BILL OF LADING – Law and Practice for Tramp and Liner Personnel (10, 17, 24 Mar 2023)

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We are pleased to inform that confirmation from the Law Society that each of the courses (Part 1, 2 and 3) will be accredited with 3 CPD points to the “Bill of Lading – Law and Practice for Tramp and Liner Personnel” online course
to be held on 10th March, 17th March and 24th March 2023, three consecutive Friday evenings.
Please refer to the flyer for course details.
The course is supported by Holman Fenwick Willan.
The course has been included in the pre-approved list of the “Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme” under the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) of the Transport and Housing Bureau. Under the Scheme, successful applicants will be refunded 80% of the fees for completing pre-approved courses/examinations.
Application for the accreditation of CPD course in respect of the course has been submitted.

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

  “MATF-funded course on the “pre-approved” list (maritime-related) under ProTERS” 
  ” 3CPD points has been awarded to each day of the courses (Part 1, 2 and 3) by TheLaw Society of Hong Kong” 
Date: 3 Consecutive Fridays on 10th March 2023, 17th March 2023 & 24th March 2023
Time: 19:00 PM – 22:00 PM
Course fee : $1000 per participant
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, working 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 (General) of Institute of Seatransport in 2002-2004, 2008-2010, and the Vice-Chairman (Internal) in 2020-2022,  Vice-Chairman of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Hong Kong Branch in 2006-2022, Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Logistics Management Staff Association since 2004.
If your goodself / your colleagues are interested to attend the course, please submit your application before or by 3 March 2023.
We look forward to having your participation.
Best regards,
Education Sub-Committee
Institute of Seatransport
Focusing on Professionalism in Seatransport since 1984