Chartering Workshop

8 October 2019 • 08:30 - 17:00 • GRBCC, 3rd Floor, Room 370A

This one day, intermediate level class provides a deeper understanding of chartering principles and applications for full-time chartering professionals as well as those who work with chartering contracts. In this first-time partnership with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Breakbulk Americas attendees may take advantage of this unique educational opportunity. 

Rob Gardner, Chair of the Education and Training Committee for ICS, will provide instruction designed to increase proficiency in key areas, such as: 

  • Major cargoes and trade routes
  • Chartering terminology
  • Shipping and market sector definitions
  • Identifying key stakeholders in a chartering contract
  • Shipbroker authority - advantages and limitations
  • Calculating demurrage and despatch across sectors
  • Bills of Lading: functions and correct usage; pitfalls and risks associated with incorrect usage

Rob Gardner
Chair, ICS Education and Training Committee
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by ICS


09:00 - 10:30
Session 1
  • Shipping Sector and Definitions
    • Ships That Carry Breakbulk and Project Cargo – Where They Fit in theMaritime Fleet
  • Major Cargoes and Trade Routes
    • Commodities That Make Up Breakbulk and Project Cargo and the Modal Split

10:30 - 11:00
Networking Break
11:00 - 12:30
Session 2
  • Chartering Practice
    • Key Terminology
      • Understanding Process of Negotiation
    • Key Stakeholders in a Charterparty Agreement
      • Shippers, Carriers, Receivers, Brokers, Forwarders, etc.
      • Understanding Brokers’ Authority

12:00 - 13:30
Networking Luncheon
13:30 - 15:00
Session 3
  • Laytime
    • Understanding the Main Terminology
    • Calculating Demurrage and Despatch
  • Bills of Lading (BoL)
    • Functions of BoL
    • Understanding the Correct Use of BoL and the Risks of Incorrect Usage

15:00 - 15:30
Networking Break
15:30 - 16:30
Session 4
  • An Overview of Relevant Selected Charterparties
    • Heavycon, Projectcon, Supplytime
    • Relevant Clauses Relating to Laytime, Freight Payment, Stevedores, etc.

16:30 - 17:00
Recap - Q&A, Further Studies and Closing Remarks


Price includes access to the two-day exhibition, Main Stage conference sessions and Tech & Innovation Hub sessions on Oct. 9-10, as well as the Welcome Reception on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Register by selecting your option below and add the workshop at checkout. 

If you have already registered for Breakbulk Americas, you can add the workshop by logging into the registration portal with your name and badge number. Your original ticket price will be deducted from the workshop price at checkout.