MP108-Agents in the Maritime Industry Law & Practice

$4000 USD
Available Dates: Anytime

Key Learning Objectives

  • Explain why and how Agency is a crucial element of the maritime industry
  • Determine when an agency relationship arises
  • Identify the parties to an Agency relationship
  • Identify situations when an agent can become liable to the other parties in an agency relationship
  • State rights and obligations of Agents and Principals
  • Point out various standards and regulations that have an impact on a shipping agent
  • Describe contents of and use certain port working documents
  • Analyse and relate the roles of port agents relating to bills of lading and charter parties
  • Analyse and briefly state roles of agents relating to marine insurance

About the Course

The shipping business is primarily an international business. For example, ships might be owned in one country, insured in a different country, hired by a person in third country, and carry cargoes from a fourth country to a fifth country.

The persons who own and hire the ships cannot always be personally present to look after the activities of the ships or the loading and discharge of the cargoes or any other activity connected with making contracts.

When one person (a ‘Principal’) cannot be present to make a contract with a third party involving the ship, another party may be appointed representative. This commences an ‘Agency’ relationship, with obligations and rights that are recognised by others in the shipping business and maritime industry.

When something goes wrong, the law is used to determine who is at fault and who is liable for compensation. As an agent you need to know and apply and follow certain rules and practices or you can very easily end up being regarded in law not as agent – but as the principal. You can then be called on to uphold the contract out of your own pocket.

If agency is new to you, this intensive four-day course will help you to identify these legal and practical issues. Meanwhile if you are already a professional in the shipping business, the course will refresh and deepen your knowledge and aid your professional development.

Who Will Benefit

  • Newcomers to the maritime industry and shipping business
  • Staff of agency firms offering services to the maritime industry including tramp ships and liner vessels
  • Shippers, exporters, importers and other users of ships
  • Staff in stevedoring firms
  • Freight forwarders and customs agents and others acting as NVOCs
  • Shipbrokers, marine insurance brokers, ship’s masters
  • Practising staff in law firms seeking an introduction to agency relationships in the shipping business
  • Port and terminal operators
  • P&I correspondents
  • Ship and cargo surveyors
  • Lloyd’s agents
  • FOSFA superintendents, and others

When & Where


MP108-Agents in the Maritime Industry Law & Practice

5* Hotel (Name to be confirmed)

September 13, 2019

from 9 AM to 13:00 PM (4 Days)

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