BIMCO is holding an offshore, project and heavy lift online masterclass, which consists of 10 session – each lasting 60 minutes – over the course of five days, starting November 14.


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The masterclass aims to provide an integrated understanding of the contractual complexities involved in the multimodal transportation of super-size cargoes and the management of commercial and contractual risks and liabilities.

It will cover multi-contract projects and an overview of the most commonly used shipping contracts in the offshore and heavy lift sector; the principles of English contract law and their relevance to the contracts; dealing with disputes under the BIMCO contracts and the mechanisms to resolve them; knock-for-knock and general issues of insurance; a comprehensive overview of HEAVYCON/ HEAVYLIFTVOY; SUPPLYTIME 2005/2017; as well as ocean/deepsea towage contracts.

“You will be taught by hand-picked industry experts who have built a career out of solving complicated offshore, project and heavy lift issues,” said BIMCO. “The combination of theory, discussion and casework will make the complexity offshore, project and heavy lift issues clear and manageable.

“The experts will share valuable experiences and point participants towards practical solutions, which can be used on the job. The course will also facilitate networking between international shipping peers and enable long-term relationships between the participants.

“The seminar is aimed at all practitioners involved in maritime transportation, who wish to boost their expert knowledge and become proficient in offshore, project and heavy lift.”

Participants will be given an option of taking a final assessment – a one-hour open-book test – at the end of the course, and a certificate of achievement will be issued with either a distinction, merit or pass. Those not taking the assessment will receive a certificate of attendance.

More information about the course can be found here.