After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the main documents of carriage, including bills of lading, sea waybills, and ships delivery orders.
Describe and explain the different functions of documents of carriage.
Have an understanding of the scope of the main terms and implied terms typically found in contracts for the carriage of goods by sea.
Be familiar with the relationship between different documents of carriage and, particularly, the interface between bills of lading and charterparties.
Develop an awareness and understanding of the obligations and immunities of the cargo owner and shipowner when the Hague (or Hague-Visby) Rules apply to the contract of carriage.
Have an awareness of the differences between the existing conventions and other international conventions, including the Hamburg Rules and the Rotterdam Rules.
12 x 3 hours seminars, with class participation. 2 x 3 hours tutorials.